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, October 04, 2005

Roller coaster perfumes

Roller coaster perfumes
I love my red mandarin essential oil. I adore it, orange shining liquid, and a scent like pealing a not quite ripe mandarin, fresh, fruity, sunny and sweet, a trace of orange flower, green hints coming through very early. It is a darling scent to work with and blends in almost everywhere. I have just ordered a batch of CO2 extracted Clementine oil from Eden Botanicals and I can’t wait to get it. The description on Will’s homepage sounds as if this one is going to extend my portfolio of citrus scents by another corner stone.

The collection of new scents is for sure a major driving force in my perfumery work. Hunters and gatherers we all are; and we also hunt for emotions….which brings me closer to my topic of today: I wanted to write about the challenge of bringing any perfume creations to an equal balance from top to base note without having one single line in it, to make a composition which is not overwhelmed by a dominant note and to tell a story which is emotionally touching from the start to the very end. A good perfume is like riding on a roller coaster. You enter the cabin of pain together with yelling youngsters and are lifted all the way up until you make out why evolution has not equipped us with wings. Then you start falling down, getting the chance to realise what gravity really means. The very moment you get used to falling down you are allowed to feel the pleasures of your inner organs trying to rearrange close to your knees while going up again. It’s all about emotions….The same is true for any well composed perfume. It will ultimately fade away, forced by laws of nature, but on its way towards disappearance it will give you the pleasure of twist and turn, of up and down.

Thus, test your favourite perfume for this element: Is it a roller coaster ride? I’ll bet it is!


Blogger Ruby said...

Jeepers creepers, you are just gonna love the clemetine CO2 from Eden. It smells like no other citrus I have ever smelled, not hsarp and penetrating, but caramelish - like a hard citrus candy :-D

Otherwise I share your love of the mandarine, but for me the green one (AVNP have a magnificent one) comes out as the No1 favorite.

5:41 AM  
Blogger andy said...

Cool! I do not know AVNP, at least it does not make click here. Do you happen to have a link?
Great to have met a mandarin lover....

5:58 AM  
Blogger Ruby said...

Owned and run by a former MP in the US army (imagine that) named Butch Owen. Funny, nice guy with a great business sense. I have bought a bit from them and so far always have been very pleased with the quality. The do ship outside the US, lucky for us who lives at this side of the pond :-D

6:09 AM  
Blogger andy said...

Dear Ruby
Thank you very much. I appreciate!

6:15 AM  
Blogger Ruby said...

My absolutely favorite citrus is Yuzu. I have both the abs and the EO and they are so wonderful. If Eden ever comes across a Yuzu CO2 - well, I would be game for more than just 1oz ;-)

4:53 AM  
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7:55 AM  

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