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    Lyric Rain Fragrance notes

    Jasmine, Pink pepper, Blue lotus, Patchouli, Lavender

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    Lyric Rain takes its inspiration from the lines of Dorothy Parker''s "Testament"

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    Shifty Bat's avatar

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    Lyric Rain is so pungently bitter it's all but telling you outright to dislike it. But then you become fascinated with its tragic past, like a once well to do family that fell precipitately from providence. It smells contemplative and sort of sad, in a very funereal way. In the Harry Potter book series there are winged, skeletal horse-like creatures that can only be seen by those who have seen death, and it seems to me this is the olfactory equivalent; one must meet certain life requisites to truly enjoy it for what it is - a bitter, melancholic masterwork. What turned these normally bright, herbal ingredients so pensive and sour? It's life itself.

    02 February, 2011

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    Ingenius. Inspired by and named for Dorothy's Parker's morbidly exquisite poem, Lyric Rain is an olfactory deconstruction of the reality of death, and the implications of decomposition. "Oh, let it be a night of lyric rain/And singing breezes when my bell is tolled." Like Parker, this perfume cannot resist wit; and it knows better than to take itself too seriously. True to form for the exceptional Strange Invisible Perfumes, at the beginning of wear, I am damn near compelled to dress in black and roam a moonlit cemetery. Jasmine, patchouli, and lavender create a night spell; I can almost hear echoing footsteps and wisps of Chopin Nocturnes played by raindrops. "I have so loved the rain that I would hold/Last in my ears its friendly, dim refrain." In synch with the poem, Lyric Rain becomes wry, yet bitter, with notes of lotus and pink pepper; "Kinder the busy worms than ever love." Overall, the fragrance creates irony: the scent of old damp leaves, cold night air, moss-covered earth, and yet, somehow, prettiness emerges, like an afterthought; hindsight. "My bed made secret by the leveling showers,/My breast replenishing the weeds above./And you will say of me, "Then has she died?/Perhaps I should have sent a spray of flowers."

    24 November, 2008

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    It starts out with a bit of a medicinal-ish blast, which seems to be common to the house. It settles down quickly into jasmine, joined by blue lotus, with just a tiny hint of pink pepper. The florals continue into the base, joined by lavender and a hint of patchouli. It's very wearable, and yet it has a slightly dark and atmospheric sense, almost as though it's haunted. Light sillage but decent longevity, especially for a natural. A lovely and somewhat unusual fragrance.

    14 October, 2008

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