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Speed Smelling 2017 Postmodern Collection : Juliette Karagueuzoglou (2018)
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Year of Launch2018
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production / Limited Edition
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HouseIFF
PerfumerJuliette Karaguezoglou
SupplierIFF

About Speed Smelling 2017 Postmodern Collection : Juliette Karagueuzoglou

The company say:

The perfumers of IFF thrive on creative challenges. This is what inspired Speed Smelling™, a scented variation on speed dating. 14 perfumers have less than 7 minutes to seduce the most exacting of juries: the best fragrance editors and bloggers in France. This 2017 Speed Smelling Postmodern collection uses irony, a characteristic of the postmodern movement, breaking codes to better reconstruct them, and for the IFF perfumers to freely exercise their talents as olfactory artists.

A curiosity and desire for earthly pleasures: Cacao absolute, coconut water, olibanum incense and a euphoric symphony of base note accords: Amber Xtreme, Sinfonide, and Ambertonic.

Speed Smelling 2017 Postmodern Collection : Juliette Karagueuzoglou fragrance notes

Reviews of Speed Smelling 2017 Postmodern Collection : Juliette Karagueuzoglou

This one opens up with a sharp, subtly smokey frankincense with a very vague amber-ish accord that stays the entire length of the fragrance. I get a bit of powdery cocoa that almost hides in the background and occasionally pokes its head out, and the same goes for the sickly sweet coconut. It’s like the two alternate in appearance. This one projects too! I put one spray on and I could smell it radiating from my arm for hours. That being said I don’t know if that’s a good thing as this creation has an extremely synthetic feel to it and got so cloying it gave me a headache. A definite pass for me.
08th September, 2018
Chococat worship
Deserves this perfume, not those
Polytheist types

With bedroom shrines to
Sanrio's plush pantheon
Of sweetness and light

With their Kitty and
Badtz Maru and assorted
Cuteness deities

Ambretsuko or
Whatever her real name is
New gods for new times

Featuring some new
Offering like chocolate
Okay, scratch that one

But you get my point
Only CHOCOCAT deserves
Choco-incense bliss

Be that to hold it
All together in these days
May require touch of

Ethyl saccharine
Enough to fill Tonka's Truck
Under Christmas tree

There we go again
'Nuther syn(cr|th)etic outburst
For sweet Coco nuts

So Hello Kitty's
Adoring guaiacolytes
May want to sample

Not to mention those
Reformulation lovers
Itching for the next

Modernization
Timeless style remaining thru
New techno fashions

But ultimately
You either believe in fine
Fragrance or you don't

The latter thereby
Giving fragrant believers
Someone to convert

Thanks be to (^.*$) no
Religious test of fragrance
Or fragrance lovers.
19th August, 2018
Stardate 20180625:

I am not a big fan of cacao in perfumery cause most perfumers don't know how to use this note. Most of them end up with strong coconut-fig accord instead of real cacao.
I only know of two who got it right - Juliette and Sarah of 4160. I guess ladies know their chocolate :).

This one is cacao and some woods (cedar mostly).
Nicely done but lacks development.
25th June, 2018
This one did an unusual dance between notes for me. It opened with a dry powdered, natural smelling cocoa, not particularly sweet. Soon, the incense came up strong from the background, and the cocoa receded. The slightly humid incense was actually a nice complement to the dry cocoa. Then as the two notes began to simmer together, with the cocoa becoming stronger again, the blend became definitely more like chocolate than cocoa. As they merged, the incense shimmered in the background and reminded me of mint. The based landed on a mint chocolate accord that was, however, not as sweet as is sounds.
17th May, 2018

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