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?(...)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


A short post because a) time is a little bit short today and b) because I forgot my Dior pour home which is intrinsically linked to a). Thus, just a quick note about an experimental composition that I created more than a year ago. It runs under the title l’eau d’épices, Looked at it from a structural point of view, it is an oriental note, with lots of different spices (les épices…) together with lavender dominating the head note, some orange flower in the heart and a touch of woods with coumarin and cistus in the base. In comparison to a finished composition like the l’air du désert marocain it is very simple, being composed of around 15 compounds only, most of them naturals. By the way, the L’air du désert marocain is highly complex….I realized this fact again when preparing a master mix lately. If asked what could be omitted: Nothing!

From an aesthetic perspective l’eau d’épices is highly appreciated by W. (who developed with the years into a genuine perfume critic), it is somewhat too harsh, too stingy with a medicinal touch, but not the saffron kind of medicine… It needs some softening and trimming, for sure, but it is not that far away from being acceptable. Truly amazing it is, however, for its lasting power on skin, even more on cotton fabric. This effect was not foreseen when I experimented on this note and it still baffles me. This surprise moment is one of the pleasures of working with scents (especially naturals); sometimes you will find your composition drifting into an unforeseen direction, transporting you to foreign lands, which means: Sit down and think about it…. What was the magic button you have pressed to get there?


Anonymous Prince Barry said...

L'Eau d'Epices sounds extremely intriguing. Just reading about it made me think of Caron's Yatagan, no idea why. I might wear Yatagan tomorrow for it's bitter medicinal note.

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