Friday, January 27, 2023

Gibellini Wood: Unexpected Finds at Lidl Stores

 Sometimes surprises come in the guise of super market shopping. The German supermarkets Lidl are known for their thrift store policies and odd placement of products on shelves (with the crate). 

Among those products and trinkets lies fragrance too! Suddenly Madame Glamour is a well transmitted Coco Mademoiselle eau de toilette dupe, but there are other scents as well. 

Below is Wood by Giblini, a brand for men. Imagine my surprise and quiet wonder when I found out it's a dupe for Terre d'Hermes! It starts off harsher, to be honest, which is not that surprising, especially given the under 5€ price asked (!), but the heart and drydown smell quite close to the original citrus woody indeed. It looked rather lonely, so I took it home... 

And here it is. 

Dior highlights presence in Asia for 2023

 Happy new year!

The following pictures from Dior's opening and exhibits in Asian metropolises are testament to LVMH's wish to dominate those markets. 

The beautiful images are breath taking! 

Monday, December 12, 2022

The Christmas chills of Liturgie des Heures (Jovoy)

 This glorious resinous scent of cool frankincense is pure magic at this time of the year!  I absolutely love La Liturgie des Heures by Jovoy; its goth spirit, chilling, cool, anchorite is perfect for someone like Wednesday Addams. 

Here are some photos that I took. 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Oh my deer! by Baruti: musk reimagined

A dirty mind is a joy forever, they say! The newest Baruti perfume, Oh my deer!, a play upon the expression and the deer musk ingredient prized in perfumery, started as an exercise in recreating the scent of deer musk. That ages old animalistic substance of mythical dimensions which lend such a sensuality to perfume that all scent is feeling...

The accord was quickly done, but releasing it as a standalone fragrance felt boring and redundant, so a whole composition was built around it.

Focusing on contrasts, the perfume opens very bright and radiant, then slowly morphs in this sensual enveloping scent that provides excitement and comfort at the same time. Just like the song The Honeymooners by Lucky Jim says “My body be your focus, your labor be my joy,“ or simply put: No pain, no gain.

 The new scent, Oh my deer! is presented as a beautiful mess by its creator, the perfumer Spyros Drosopoulos – "sexy, sensual, and a little bit kinky."

What can I say? I'm sold. :)

The olfactory notes of Baruti Oh my deer! include spicy accents of black pepper, Sichuan pepper, as well as aldehydes and metallic notes. It then radiates with a lily-of-the-valley accord, before seguing into the warmer embrace of incense, amber, vanilla, a soft barnyard accord, and lots and lots of musk...

Perfumeshrine & Elena Vosnaki on Who What Wear: Gourmand Fragrances Now

I have been consulted on an article on Gourmand Fragrances on the prestigious publication of Who What Wear. 

The author Marie Lori covers the reasons and nuances of gourmand fragrances on the market now and why they clicked with audiences so much, on which I offer some insights. 

Please do visit the link to read it now and shoot me questions if you like. 

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