There is nothing more subtle but (emotionally) intense than a scent bringing back memories. There are so many feelings and impressions linked to a fragrance - hugging grandma, a former date, hiding in mum's wardrobe, a colleague working on the same floor, the empty staircase in your building and a strangers perfume still floating around.
When we grow up this colourful palette of memories becomes more and more diverse. One might think the more scents the less we could differ or remember, but an olfactory album never fades. There needs to be only one sprizz of the related fragrance and each feeling arise again. Like a colourful dream which one could still remember after waking up.
A scent might speak - for its own, for its wearer, its wearer's style and personality as well as its appearance. But nevertheless a scent remains at the same time sophisticated silent.
There might be 'loud' personalities and bold fragrances, fragile scents and introvert characters, but in the end its always the same - everyone makes a scent her/his own.
Most of us might like to be extra (at least a tiny little bit). Isn't it interesting to be kind of special, outstanding, unique - however one would like to call it - as long as it is linked to positive feelings and pleasant events?!
This little extra of uniqueness comes with a perfumes creation. Carefully selected ingredients, well balanced proportions, its top - as well as heart and base notes - and especially its olfactory exclusiveness.
being original is key
Talking about standing out from the norm - an unique fragrance does not need to do so literally. There could be a classic approach, but it could be as well a niche scent. It could be mystique but also bright, bold or light. Even more important to go beyond basics, it should be original.
And that's the secret - as well regarding ourselves.
“A PERFUME IS MORE THAN AN EXTRACT, IT IS A PRESENCE IN ABSTRACTION. A PERFUME, FOR ME, IS MYSTIQUE.” – Giorgio Armani
These are unique feminine fragrances – to appreciate everyday, for a special occassion, or as a lovely gift for a beloved one.
Eau de Parfum
Well-known perfumers Jerome Epinette and Ben Gorham (also founder of Byredo) created a uniquely clean and fresh floral fragrance.
Sure, this perfume is all about tulips. One knows about their uncountable variety, their spring evoking appearance, slightly fragile petals but expressive physicality. This feminine fragrance conveys all of it by combining outstanding ingredients to underline the flower's characteristics.
Top notes of cyclamen, rhubarb and freesia are followed by pink tulip (heart note), while the base and dry down is created of vetiver, green and also woodsy notes which add mystical and slightly darker characteristics.
La Tulipe is definitely so much more extraordinary than this unique flower itself.
Eau de Parfum
by Valentino Garavani
The House of Valentino stands for tradition and pureness, but at the same time for outstanding modern design innovations. That's why Voce Viva is represented by testimonial Lady Gaga, the Queen of Pop herself. Known for her extraordinary but also limitless performances and even more known for constantly creating trends while appreciating tradition.
This scent unifies an unexpected combination of luxury ingredients.
Perfumers Honorine Blanc and Amandine Clerk-Marie cerated an ode to femininity by unifying Italian Bergamot, ginger, Mandarin orange (top notes) with Gardenia and orange blossom (heart notes) as well as Tonka bean, musk, Bourbon vanilla, oak moss, sandalwood (base notes).
The 'living voice' (Italian 'voce viva') also stands for every woman's unique voice, her (inner) strength in a statement and in life.
Valentino's fresh and floral perfume is just irressistible.
NOT A PERFUME
Eau de Parfum
by Juliette has a gun
Not a perfume by Juliette has a gun is based of molecules and created of a single ingredient, named Cetalox (also known as Ambox or Ambroxan). Its chemical formula C16 H 28 O was invented by well-known flavour and fragrance company Firmenich in the 1950s. Since then Ambroxan replaced the natural ingredient Ambergris, which is produced in the digestive systems of sperm wales.
Normally used as a base in fragrances the house of Juliette has a gun decided to create a perfume based on a single ingredient only. That's why Not a perfume is also known as 'Ambrox in a bottle'. And turned it into a really popular ingredient and an even more special perfume.
Being kind of rebellious regarding not following the rules of modern perfumery, this provocative declaration is an outstanding scent.
“NOTHING BRINGS TO LIFE AGAIN AFORGOTTEN MEMORY LIKE FRAGRANCE.” – Christopher Poindexter
AVENTUS for her
Eau de Parfum
The house of Creed released Aventus for women after the outstanding success of the male counterpart. And one can assure it is definitely as legendary and compelling.
This irresistible fresh perfume with mainly fruity and floral notes is created by top notes of patchouli, lemon, green apple, pink pepper, bergamot and violet as well as heart notes of sandalwood, musk, styrax and Bulgarian rose. United by sweet but delicate base notes of black currant, sweet peach, ylang-ylang, amber and lilac .
Sure the aura of confidence and femininity underline the perfumes empowering character.
PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Eau de Parfum
by Editions de parfums Frederic Malle
Famous perfumer Dominique Ropion created an amber floral fragrance which is modern, sensual and classic at the same time.
This extraordinary scent is named after a Victorian novel by Henry James, in which Isabel Archer, her fate and quest of freedom are described in. The heroine's perfume is illustrated as intense and mystical, created by the smell of dark roses. As its name conveys this fragrance is unique and elegant.
Several luxury ingredients like black currant, raspberry, cinnamon, Turkish rose, clove, benzoin, ambroxan, incense, white musk and sandalwood make Portrait of a lady an indeed outstanding fragrance.
“PERFUME IS A STORY IN ODOR, SOMETIMES A POETRY IN MEMORY.” – Jean Claude Ellena