Synesthesia is a popular topic when it comes to perfume. Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon where there is an involuntarily response to one sensory stimuli that may result in activating another sensory pathway (like associating a color with a grapheme/letter or associating a taste/flavor with a word/sound). In PerfumeWorld, there’s often discussion about scents and colors. Overall, synesthesia is said to be a rare phenomenon, but it seems like in PerfumeWorld it’s more common than it seems in the general population. My thought is that… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Odin 06 Amanu is a perfume inspired by Mediterranean Turkish landscapes. For me, this is one of those perfumes where the inspiration doesn’t match up at all to how I perceive it. Does this “ruin” Amanu for me? Not at all. If anything it reiterates that fragrance is enjoyable because all of our experiences and unique perceptions.
Amanu opens like green citrus, almost like orange segments on ice. Amanu becomes a sharp cedar and a cool, green, gummy galbanum. The heart adds of Southeastern-style florals… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Whoo! There’s a perfume inspired by the state of Georgia! I’ve always wondered why there haven’t been more perfumes inspired by Savannah or at least the coastline of Georgia. A few perfumes have reminded me of Savannah but there aren’t many that claim the city as their scent inspiration. Nomaterra Savannah is one of the few.
Savannah is a raspberry green tea served with fresh grapefruit.The florals mingle with citrus and tangy raspberries. It’s all rounded out by a vanilla milkiness. The dry-down is a… Continue reading
Linden blossoms can be filed under “Some of Victoria’s Favorite Smells”. I love the tartness and the sweetness of linden/lime blossom. Plus, it reminds me of some of my favorite places in the world. AND it’s one of those aromatics that has appeared in countless mythology and legends. I’m drawn to linden. I’m actually surprised by the few amount of perfumes that have embraced the beauty of linden.
Grandiflora is a perfume line created by an Australian florist. Currently, the line consists of two perfumes inspired by magnolia, Michel and Sandrine. My experience with magnolia perfumes is that none of them smell like magnolia. I thought that I only thought this because I grew up with magnolia grandiflora. There are different varieties of magnolia and it’s possible they don’t smell like what I’m familiar with. Grandiflora Magnolia Grandiflora Michel is not like a southern magnolia. Instead it reminds me of a Dior Diorissimo for a modern era… Continue reading | 6 Comments