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?(...)

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Natural beauty

I am kind of trapped in Marlboro Men world. South Western USA, New Mexico dreamland, the land of the free and of natural beauty. Perfume wise I couldn’t stop thinking about how to reach the vision of my true leather-wood scent. Reading one page again in Roudnitska’s le parfum about beauty I imagined that it is time to break the symmetry and introduce a break, no mercy, no concessions. Think about it: Organic, natural beauty is symmetry and simplicity without concession, with intrinsic flaws breaking harmonies. (And, as Roudnitska justly mentions: There is no need to study and educate oneself to instantly recognize this beauty. Be it the natural beauty of a human face, be it the loveliness of a perfume’s composition. We have all a sense for beauty….isn’t this great?)

Thus, I introduced a tension while keeping things simple, bringing things more to the point, aiming at breaking the boredom of too symmetrical a composition: A crisp, radiant, sharp tone (a trace of Ylang and Jasmine, with lots of decenal, 4-trans) juxtaposed to the warm, grim, vibrant ash-smoke note of Birchtar (lots of it!). The main composition not touched principally, except for some Rose instead of Neroli in the head (adding softness to the harsh spicy accents), replacing Cardamom by Cinnamon (within IFRA limits) and exchanging Lavender by Linalool to get rid of a touch of sweetness which was disturbing.

A never ending story… and I sincerely hope not to bore my readers too much… riding with Marlboro Men is somewhat painful, but a least you get a lot of natural beauty to admire on the way.


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