Another original but odd art piece from Aftelier. While the notes and the name imply a floral perfume, it's much more of a natural smell - it smells like a place out in nature more than a perfume.
UC Berkeley has a fantastic botanical garden and, buried deep in it, there's a pond filled with lotuses and lily pads, teeming with fish and salamanders and curiously friendly hummingbirds. It's beautiful, but very boggy. I imagine that if you pulled up one of logs long submerged in that pond, they'd smell like this: woody, vegetal, lightly rotted, mossy, and soaked with the smell of fish and pond animals and green bog water. Sprinkle some peppery orange topnotes on that and add some round, resinous florals for sweetness and you'll have what Pink Lotus smells like on me. It doesn't smell bad, but it certainly doesn't smell pretty, either. Like I said before, it doesn't smell like a perfume - it smells like I'm wearing the concentrated scents of a natural place on my arm. As such, I find Pink Lotus more artful and clever than actually wearable, but for artful weirdness, I prefer the over-the-top strangeness and clever coffee and seashell notes of Aftelier's Tango over this.
This is my favorite fragrance of ALL TIME !
Earthy , fruity and sooo sexy . The sandalwood is deep and textured and priceless .
I never want to be without it .
Created for Madonna and I am a big Maddy fan . :)
Notes of rare pink lotus and turn of the century sandalwood.
Firstly it smells pure. Secondly,I have never smelt pink lotus absolute or oil but the aroma I am getting is unique and delicious. Delicate floral and such a wonderful sandalwood. Amazing stuff ! THIS is a quality perfume.
Lovely, and complex, definitely no aldehydes only natural essences.
Yes, this fragrance was created by Sting and Trudi Styler for Madonna..... but then they decided to give it to me. I am undecided! Could be pretty - but it has a dirty edge. As time goes on, I like it more....less floral - more stank. Too bad Sting and Trudy only gave me a small sample: or so I thought. A dear friend suggested that I should have had Madonna go through security when she left in a huff. His guess is that she had my sample (the large one, in a real glass bottle) hidden in one of the deep pockets in one of those horrible rain-coats she's always lugging around.