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Saturday, October 22, 2016

YeYe Parfums Sentiers de Cometes: fragrance review

"As cruel as the typical degenerate Derby winner", the lithe, tall redhead is standing in the centre of the room with her Edwardian silk drapped dress and her fairly modern views, which she airs freely, to wreck havoc with whom she targets.

courtesy of the BBC

Her venomous lines are nevertheless obliterated by her stunning physique and as she dangles her cigarette-holder with the bored air of a person whose existence is oblivious to the Great War around her, you catch yourself having your eyes hooked by  the corners of her full rosy lips in anticipation of her passing her tongue over them to draw a wet line that glistens from across the room. That's Sylvia "pulling the bath strings" and she masters the game.

courtesy of the BBC
Sentiers de Cometes by parfums YeYe is suffusing this scenery and this heroine with its emancipated vampish touch to a T. Its bright opening of vivid citrus followed by the more complicated silkiness of floral essences caressed by tonka beans is a glimpse into an orientalised salon, the kind we don't see anymore unless it belongs to a sinophile.
Not dangerous unless manipulated to be, nor innocent to be sure, Sentiers de Cometes is a fragrance that makes one yearn for the days when you could put a jewelled band on your forehead and some marabou feathers on your shoulder and descend to dinner. I miss that kind of glamour even if I never lived through it. 


The YeYe Parfums brand was founded in 2007, initially focusing on Home Fragrances: Diffusers and Candles and has acquired a loyal following since. The brand's first personal fragrances were introduced in 2015 a trio of artisanal scents. Ryan York, Creative Director & Co-Founder and Ernesto Sanchez Bujanda, In-House Perfumer & Co-Founder are behind the brand.The simple but beautiful bottles featured a wooden cap and a tasselled label.

7 comments:

  1. Its hard to see any sort of Glamour these days Helg..... looks good!

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    1. Very true. I think we have purposefully deducted some of the mystery and glamour thrives on mystery. :)

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  2. My great grandmother went off to Paris without explantion. When she came to Omaha she promptly divorced her husband. This was in the twenties. She then moved to Miami, which was a tiny place at the time. Every winter my father was put on the train to spend the season with her, in the warmer climates. As they were Catholic, he went to Catholic school with Al Capone Jr. and Desi Arnaz, who had a band even in school and was just a little older than my father.
    My great grandmother was much loved by my Dad, however she was definitely one of those mechantes filles you are talking about. And she had red hair. jean xox

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    1. Ahhhh...what a figure in the family album! Love your sharing this bit of family background. Thank you Jean!

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  3. sounds good to me...i like a good floriental. and the longing for a glamour we didn't even live through---ah, yes. i share that.

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    1. It's quite good and I didn't quite expect it. I like the element of "glamour" when set in a modern setting for a fragrance. One does tire of endlessly relying on vintage for that effect. They're finite anyway.

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  4. This sound like my type of perfume

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