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  1. Gris Clair: the shades of grey

    The color grey. Is it a perfect balance in the world of colors when none of them is dominating and all of them are the same? Or is it a result of eternal contest between the light and the darkness who reached their compromise in grey? Is it a color at all? Or just a shade? Or a shadow?

    Gris Clair by Serge Lutens could be the answer to those questions. Smelling it reveals a beautiful picture in grey to my mind. I see seashore on a grey day with taupe coloured sand, steel blue water, ...
  2. The day of whispering to orange blossom

    When making a perfume, you can do it according to the laws of chemistry or choose an alchemical path. He made it both at the same time.

    Today he was making a fleur d’oranger cologne. He kneaded the thick leathery skin of green bergamot and mixed it together with bright sunlight concentrated on the surface of sweet orange skin. He seasoned them both with green coldness of shadow from under the orange blossom tree. It was not enough, so he grabbed the rest of the citrus fruits, mixed ...
  3. Antihéros by Etat Libre d'Orange


    Etat Libre d’Orange


    Parfumer: Antoine Maisondieu

    Concept (according to a website of Etat Libre d’Oragne): "Take me as I am," seems to say this fake Mr Everybody. An anti-hero never lies about who he is, hence the seeming simplicity of this hedonistic and sun-drenched creation, entirely centred on lavender flower. This hero of everyday life fights very ordinary battles at work, when driving, at home without every ...
  4. Musc Ravageur

    Musk is a very famous and broadly used ingredient in perfumery. Natural musk combines warm, sweet, animalic and ammoniacal aspects and does not only enriches the perfume composition, but also gives it more affinity with human skin and fixates the fragrance. It’s not used in perfumery anymore substituted by synthetic analogues. Unfortunately they don’t poses all the nuances of natural musk. Stripped off warm animalic and ammoniacal notes synthetic musk is too clean and its sweetness seems to be the ...

    Updated 12th October 2009 at 02:16 PM by AromaX

    Perfume review
  5. Don't let the lot to choose your fragrance...

    ... as it has weird sense of humor sometimes.

    I'd like to share my story about how I let the lot to choose my fragrance to wear for today.

    Actually I didn't wont to make any decision. You probably know those lazy days when even making a decision is already too much work. So, you probably stay in pyjamas the whole day and become just a witness of events running through the timeline.

    I wanted to wear a fragrance, but didn't know which one. So, I did say ...

    Updated 27th September 2009 at 01:47 PM by AromaX

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