Lonestar Memories: Colombina on Perfumesmellingthings. (...)Lonestar Memories makes me want to escape the mundane confines of my everyday world(...)

Lonestar Memories: Katie on Scentzilla. (...) Lonestar Memories smells of the examined life. Inside there is joy, and there is tiny heartbreak, e xisting only in reverie. The scent unravels into the consideration of past experiences, and pinings for future joys and heartbreaks(...)

Lonestar Memories: Marlen Harrison's review on PerfumeCritic.com (...) If you're a lover of leather or richer wood fragrances, this is gonna be a holy grail scent and in that case, better get two bottles.(...)

Lonestar Memories: Cait Shortell's review on Legerdenez. (...) Do you appreciate scent because you identify with the scent and its image? Does a scent have the ability to create a memory outside one’s own experience?(...)

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Perfume mentor, orange flower

Meeting my good friend, Vero Kern, to discuss perfumes and her trip to Paris.
-my orange flower-
I presented a first draft on my orange flower, the core structure being very woody, flowery dry, but still too stingy and the open note not elaborated yet. This is my first orange flower core which I like, honestly, and I will continue, trying to smoothen the base, adding more depth to it. Yet, it is already getting there, the core structure being:
- Citrus (bergamot and others)with some fresh Lavender hints
- Orange flower (very complex including ylang, jasmin, neroli and others)
- Cedar (and other dry woods). Rather complex, including Vetiver, some Ambrein (Cistus), oakmoss and more

-the fougère core-
I also presented the Fougère core which she adored. Her advice being to add some Bergamot, to bring in some smooth, soft woody touch to the base and maybe a little bit animalic undertones. This in addition to the already present tobacco hint. Maybe a little bit of patchouli with castoreum would do the job? or vetiver.

I always welcome her professional advice as her nose is very educated and her spirit is very open to new ideas.
Her trip brought her to the osmothèc in Versaille and to meetings in the house of Guerlain. Ah well, a perfume house which lives on its past.
I have tried L'instant de Guerlain lately and was soooo disappointed. May be I will cover this in a seperate column.


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