PURPLE FLOWERS WEEK 2017
It’s an annual tradition on EauMG to feature “purple flowers” on the week of Nowruz/Vernal Equinox. “Purple flowers” are what I call flowers that (usually) have purple blossoms and bloom in spring: lilacs, violets, iris, heliotrope, hyacinth and wisteria (when I’m feeling generous). These are the sort of florals that make me think of spring. Plus, it gives me an excuse to talk about some of my favorite floral notes.
Coolife Le Sixième was instant love. I’m not talking about infatuation. I’m talking about love. I can’t resist this blend of osmanthus, buttery iris and the softest suede.
Le Sixieme opens with with a cosmetic, lipstick waxiness and a fruity pink pepper. There’s a cool, green iris and steaming cup of Earl Grey tea. The top had already won me over but the heart leaves me reaching for my debit card ready to make a purchase. It’s dried apricots and the butteriest orris. It’s like those Serge Lutens-ish blends of suede of plum, but replace plum with apricot and the most luxurious orris. All I’ve wanted for so many years is a blend of iris and osmanthus/apricot and I’m just now realizing it. Give it a few hours and it’s a perfect suede amber with orris and patchouli. The dry-down is an earthy orris, suede and spice. It starts out as a cool iris and dries down to a warm, buttery orris.
To state it simply: It’s a really good iris.
Notes listed include lemon, bergamot, pink pepper, iris flower, osmanthus, jasmine, suede, patchouli, ambroxan, cedar, labdanum and musk. Launched in 2017. PERFUMER – Luca Maffei
Give Le Sixieme a try if you like iris or osmanthus perfumes or “soft suede” perfumes. Or perfumes like Dior Homme, Bottega Veneta Pour Femme, Serge Lutens Boxeuses, Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours and/or Serge Lutens Daim Blonde. It’s a really good iris and if you don’t already own a really good iris, check this one out. If you already own a really good iris, I’m from the school that you can never have enough.
Projection is average. Longevity is above average.
The 3.4 oz bottle retails for $175 at Osswald.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Dried apricots,buttery iris and suede. I love it. This is the sort of thing I could wear all the time¹ and never be bored with. It has some of my favorite notes all together and the final composition is a really luxurious iris.
¹That’s an exaggeration. I don’t wear anything all of the time but I really think I’d get my “money’s worth” with this one. It’s all about “cost per wear”.
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