Serge Lutens: Bas De Soie (Christopher Sheldrake) 2010 “Like ghosts the children walked across the lawn on their bare feet. The moon was full. Above the damp grass hung a veil of mist, luminous with moonlight and spangled with fireflies. There was no wind, and the sound of the brook was very distinct, … Continue reading “Smiles Of A Summer Night” Serge Lutens Bas De Soie (2010)
Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 20 June, 2017 New Perfume Review: Imaginary Authors, Saint Julep (Josh Meyer) 2017 "I must speak a little upon the mint-julep, as it is, with the thermometer at 100 degrees F., one of the most delightful and insinuating potations that ever was invented, and may be drunk with equal … Continue reading Imaginary Authors, Saint Julep (Josh Meyer) 2017
Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 17 June, 2017 Natural perfumer Anya McCoy has a new perfume, (her first since 2015’s Enticing), and like its namesake, Strange Magic, it is akin to a magical love potion, effusive, narcotic, and utterly enchanting. Intensely concentrated, two sprays were enough to make my head spin and my … Continue reading New Perfume Review: Anya’s Garden Strange Magic (Anya McCoy) 2017
Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 16 June, 2017 Natural Perfume Review: Sixteen92 La Llorona (Claire Baxter) 2016 It's been a busy 2017 for perfumer Claire Baxter of Sixteen92 Perfumes in Dallas Texas. After being nominated for, and ultimately winning this years' Art and Olfaction award for Best Artisan Perfume, Claire's life has been fast-tracked … Continue reading Sixteen92 Perfumes: La Llorona (Claire Baxter) 2016
"Witch's Perfume Bottle", an illustration I came across on Pinterest. I would fill it with a scent that truly cast a spell on me years ago. Carnal Flower. What would you put in it??
Photo by Robert H. Ombre Rose Fraiche by Brosseau is not known by many perfumistas, which is a shame because it's a really lovely scent! Very much like OR but with the patch removed and a ton of added "fraiche". It wasn't that popular when first released in 1997, and so it was … Continue reading The Forgotten Flanker…..