I mentioned in my review of the Arielle Shoshana EDP (a passion fruit fragrance), that I rarely talk about fruity perfumes unless they’re figs. Fruity scents aren’t a genre that I’ve really explored…and I’m trying to change that. I’ve been trying niche fruity fragrance. When I ask for recommendations, Phaedon Pluie de Soleil is one that keeps getting mentions.
Pluie de Soleil opens with strawberry jam. And pineapples. And lemon peel that’s like rays of sunshine. It’s a really fruity fragrance. The fruits aren’t fruit… Continue reading
Phaedon Dzhari is named after the winds that blow over the Libyan desert. And I think this is a perfect name for this woodsy oriental fragrance. It’s warm and dry like the dessert.
Dzhari opens as clay and sandalwood. Now, a lot of online reviews mention the dates/dried fruits. On my skin, the fruits are extremely subtle but there is a sweetness. It’s not like a stewed fruit sweetness (like in many Serge Lutens) but more like sweet earth, like clay. The heart is boozy like dried, fruit-scented shisha… Continue reading
Phaedon Oliban (was once called Grisens) is one of those literal resinous incense fragrances.
Oliban opens as a sweet frankincense and effervescent myrrh with a lemony elemi. It dries down to powdery sandalwood and dry woods with a soft, sheer amber. There you go, that’s my review…almost as long as a tweet.
The niche perfume market is filled with these simple incense scents (I’m not complaining). I’d say that Oliban is dry but not as dry as many on the market. It’s also… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Purple Flowers Week 2014
I’m fairly certain that Phaedon Rue des Lilas has been discontinued. And this is a shame because it was one of the few that I liked when this brand launched.
Rue des Lilas opens as a honeyed, powdery floral – heliotrope, lilac and possibly some orange blossom. The heart is a powdery, waxy lily with tons of indoles. This is not a squeaky clean spring floral. This one has some hints of worn lingerie under the clean, powdery florals. It… Continue reading | 9 Comments
I feel that like all trends, aquatics will come back. The new breed will be darker and moodier. We will never see squeaky clean aquatics vanish, they are like rat tails. However, I believe we will witness an evolution of aquatics in our life time. They will be bossier and brinier than ever imagined. When I saw Noir Marine by Phaedon, I got excited. Could it be the Redeemer of my foreseen aquatic vision?
Noir Marine opens rather strange to me. It reminds me of peppermint… Continue reading | 2 Comments