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
Parfums DelRae Eau Illuminée is inspired by San Francisco. Now if this perfume was all you had to go by, you’d think San Francisco was filled with dapper gents and was swarming with Cary Grants.
Eau Illuminée opens as a bitter, green, sharp herbaceous fragrance. I definitely pick up on huge amounts of glittery basil and lavender. I also get rosemary, lemon balm and all of the other stuff that grows in herb gardens. However, Eau Illuminée doesn’t smell like the outdoors or a garden… Continue reading | 5 Comments
Today I share with you one of my favorite iris perfumes – Parfums DelRae Mythique.
Mythique opens with a fruity ivy with close to the ground violets. It’s metallic and green. Note to self – all perfumes inspired by prostitutes/mistresses smell metallic. I pick up on the faintest floral indoles. What I really get is iris. A demure, cool iris with absolutely no powderiness. The dry-down is this wonderful buttery iris with a vegetal musky ambrette. Mythique is slow to warm up. But, when she… Continue reading | 9 Comments
Parfums DelRae Boid de Paradis is a jammy, spicy amber with incense. It’s an interesting fragrance because it can remind me of hot, lazy late summers and other times it reminds me of luxury and dark lipstick wearing 1930’s starlets. I tend to like “chameleon scents”.
My first impression of Bois de Paradis takes me to late summer. It’s hot and dry, blackberries are overly ripe, figs are at their prime, and roses whither in the heat. I get a dry spice, blackberry musk, fig… Continue reading | 2 Comments