Neela Vermeire Creations Mohur is one of those few perfumes that I’m always in the mood for. It’s a gourmand rose with leather. Mohur is one of my favorite roses. There’s now a limited edition extrait available.
Mohur Extrait opens with a cherry tobacco and coriander aldehydes. Mohur Extrait reminds me very much of the EDP; however, the extrait is richer, deanser and deeper. There’s a sharp, dry camphoric element (from oud and patchouli) that cuts through the sweetness of the rose and carrot pudding. Mohur… Continue reading | 10 Comments
Purple Flowers Week 2014
HEELEY L’Amandière is described as “Extrait de Spring” – “green almond trees in blossom, bluebells, hyacinths, spring flowers, rose, green grass and tilia“. It pretty much describes the environment that I wish I were in right now.
L’Amandière is a light, sheer fragrance. It opens with an almost “green” heliotrope and iced linden blossom water. It’s delicate. It’s spring greens peeking out of cool earth and fruit trees covered in a “snowstorm of petals”. The almond is “floral marzipan”. There’s indolic… Continue reading | 3 Comments
Aftelier Oud Luban Parfum Extrait is an oil-based version of the limited edition solid perfume that was available in the 2011 holiday season. This is a perfume of “highs and lows” meaning that it lacks middle notes.
Oud Luban opens with the juiciest blood orange and terpenious resins. Oud Luban is interesting. Up close it smells of the world’s juiciest orange mixed with orange marmalade, from a distance I get an amazing melange of real ouds and resins. It reminds me of Georgia O’Keeffe’s precisionist… Continue reading | 3 Comments
Caron Tubereuse is the most recent fountain perfume from the house. It was created in 2003. It is obviously made for people with pockets for a fountain creation but found all of the others too old-fashioned. And when I say old-fashioned, I mean “too complex”.
Caron Tubereuse reminds me of grape soda pop in the opening. It’s fizzy and fruity. This quickly vanishes and it becomes a tuberose with peach. And then it wears as tuberose and freesia with a dash of nutmeg. It’s a bright tuberose, not… Continue reading | 8 Comments
Perfumer, Ernest Daltroff created the yin and yang of narcissus perfumes in the early 20th century. Narcisse Noir was created in 1911. Eleven years later the world was ready for Narcisse Blanc.
Narcisse Blanc opens with a peppery citrus and a neroli with an oily viscosity. It’s odd because I expect for most neroli scents to be light, airy and sheer like an eau de cologne. Narcisse Blanc is neroli with an unpredictable thickness. Most neroli scents relate to air. Narcisse Blanc relates to air and earth. The… Continue reading | 5 Comments