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Reviewer Insights: Perfume do Dia by Henrique Perella July 28, 2015 01:30

 

 

 

As Brazilian perfume writer, Henrique, notes in his review, Frida Eau de Parfum pays homage to a great Mexican artist on what would be her 108th birthday.  Perella generously describes the dominant tuberose as "an exuberant flower, a beauty with an unconventional and a vibrant and complex aroma, having a kind of surrealist side in its smell and on the other hand with a beauty in its aroma that seems to celebrate  life.

Henrique also likens the facets of Frida eau de parfum to the many aspects of the complicated woman herself, "...sometimes fruity and floral and other times becoming carnal, sexual, with animalic nuance acting in the background of the composition.

"There is another aspect here that makes me think of Frida in a more solemn and contemplative way, continues the author, "perhaps by the presence of chypre elements and a clever use of the leathery iso-butyl quinoline aroma, which is exploited here to create the green pepper aroma that this material precisely has in its secondary notes. And there is also the Frida vibrant, full of life, which extracts the best, using what would be her faults as virtues and beauty.

"The scent of tuberose is thus transformed by the hands of Shelley: a dry green refers to the sap of plants, evolving into a vibrant floral aroma blend of tuberose, hibiscus with a hint of jasmine and ylang to complement the beauty and exoticism of the composition.

"...you can extract different impressions and textures of this perfume, which is concerned mainly in celebrating the contradictions that make us human and as attractive as we are.

"By celebrating the great artist, Shelley makes me wonder what are we losing in perfumery as we seek fragrances that do not challenge in the beginning, fragrances that bring more of the same.

"We need more people like Frida Kahlo and perfumes as Frida."


WINNERS! July 01, 2015 09:06

Congratulations to En Voyage Perfumes Welcome Celebration Draw Winners! 

Aamal, Dixie Jordan, Tami H., Tracy LeBon and Damir, your names were selected by random.org

Contact shelley@envoyageperfumes.com to claim your prize sample.

Include your choice of En Voyage Perfumes sample, along with your full name and mailing address.

Again, Congratulations and thank you for playing!  Thank you for visiting our new website!  Thank you for loving perfume!

~Shelley

 

 

 


Peace, Love & Perfume Project December 01, 2014 06:40

A NEW PERFUME!

Peace, Love & Perfume:  An active Facebook community where 700 global perfume lovers congregate 24/7.

Founded:  September, 2011 by Carlos Powell, Brooklyn, New York

Peace, Love & Perfume Project:  In the spirit of a celebration amongst friends, Carlos pitched perfumers to commemorate the Third Anniversary of Peace, Love & Perfume by creating a fragrance or fragrances according to the following creative brief:

Peace - an incense meditative perfume
Love - an animalic sexy perfume
Perfume - a classic cologne with a twist

Carlos’ invite drew in many of the best, a tribute of our respect.

My Interpretation:  I wanted to make one perfume that, incorporating all elements of the brief, would of course give a nod to Carlos and the men of New York, and that would honor each of our individual heartfelt stories; a collective fragrance anthology.

The Scent of a Man in the City and those who love the way they smell.  The Scent of Peace, Love, and Perfume.  

You KNOW it includes scotch and cigars and a little bud.

Coming Soon.