I think it's a combination of a resin + ISO E Super.
Like their brands they've used ISO E Super in a classy manner.
I am in love with Coromandel and Portrait of a Lady, for many reasons....chiefly because they are both flat out spectacular perfumes. I obviously enjoy the way they both treat patchouli, however I think one of the reasons they both appeal to me so much is the special 'fizz' effect they share. The best way I can describe it is sherbert-like, a sort of sparkling effervescence that lifts and gives height and class and seems to set them apart from other perfumes with a similar combination of ingredients.
What does this? Is it Benzoin? Aldehydes? Where else can I get this effect (for less because these are two pricey dames)? Does anyone have any suggestions.
Last edited by verycharlie; 8th August 2012 at 01:33 PM. Reason: To say thanks
Thanks Hedonist...got to say I'm a bit flummoxed by ISO E Super. Everyone talks abut it and I seem to read about it on every other post, but when I tried the Essentric molecules 01 I couldn't smell anything at all. Not a thing. Virtually scentless. Perfume, what a mysterious business.
If you like the fizzy sherbet accord you should check out Absolue Pour le Matin by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. In this composition its the combo of lemon and thyme that gives it that effect.
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At some point soon I see I'll need to re-assess my assumptions that light or floral types are instantly boring and can't possibly suit me and start adventuring in flowers. Was going to start another thread on that, I was thinking that exploring Iris might be a good starting point...
Armani/Prive - Rose d'Arabie has an effervescent sherbet quality to it.