Olfactive Studio perfumes are inspired by photography. Chambre Noire is inspired by a black and white photo of a hotel overlooking Cairo and the Nile. The photo is sort of sterile in that it reminds me of being on a business trip instead of being on vacation. This room appears aloof, non-personal yet the perfume feels warm and personal.
Chambre Noire opens with a damp violet with some heat from pepper. It turns into a ripe plum and smoky leather. At this stage it reminds me of Serge
Olfactive Studio is a line of perfumes inspired by photography, a collaboration across different mediums. The photograph shown below by Luc Lapôtre represents the solace found in nature and inner reflection. Olfactive Studio describes Autoportrait as a fragrance that you wear for yourself, a meditative fragrance.
Autoportrait is a “muted” fragrance that wears closely to the skin, as one would expect from a fragrance marketed as personal. Autoportrait opens as this soft citrus and pencil shavings. Top this off with a “gummy”, soft incense resin. But the… Continue reading
Olfactive Studio is a line of perfumes inspired by photography. Still Life is inspired by a disco ball photograph by Frédéric Lebain. With the name, one would expect a rather mellow fragrance. However, Still Life is an energetic cocktail with citrus and spice.
Still Life opens with a spicy, bitter and bright citrus. The fragrance hits your nose with its energy. It reminds of limoncello…with an addition fruity pink pepper and spicy black pepper…which doesn’t sound like a bad cocktail, does it? The feel of this fragrance is a… Continue reading | 7 Comments
Here’s Weekly World Fumes for April 4th, 2013:
Armani paid Cate Blanchett $10 million USD to be the face of Armani fragrances or maybe it’s an Armani fragrance. Who cares?
Marc Jacobs will launch Honey with such notes of fruit punch, orange blossom, honeysuckle, honey and vanilla. The bottle is a very twee bee.
BPAL is… Continue reading | 11 Comments
Olfactive Studio is a line of perfumes inspired by photographs. You can find Lumiere Blanche’s inspiration below by photographer Massimo Vitali.
The liquid of Lumière Blanche is albugineous – diluted and milky. Lumiere Blanche opens as cardamom horchata. It’s spicy and dry with anise, cardamom, cinnamon and creamy with something that reminds me of sweetened almond milk. With time I get a cool, earthy iris and warm marzipan woods. The base is “creamy woods”: a mix of “dry woods”, cedar, and creamy tonka. Lumière Blanche… Continue reading | 10 Comments