SHALL WE NOT TALK ABOUT LAST NIGHT: L’OMBRE FAUVE by PARFUMERIE GENERALE (2008)

 

 

An unclean, and obsessive perfume, Ombre Fauve (‘bestial shadow’) is crepuscular, haunting; dirty, with the smell of unwashed hair;  unmade beds.

 

 

The soft, musked, amalgamating amber and patchouli, slovenly, tameless, feels like a real man or woman; libido overflowing with encroaching mental illness,  wanting more, sprawled in your sheets, depraved.

 

 

 

 

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10 responses to “SHALL WE NOT TALK ABOUT LAST NIGHT: L’OMBRE FAUVE by PARFUMERIE GENERALE (2008)

  1. Ninakane1

    Feeling strangely drawn to this! It reminds me of an Erica Jong novel I once read, and the chaos of warm beds left…

  2. No! Not at all! I really liked it. Have just written this on your facebook wall. Will reply to it anon x

  3. Marina

    Hell yes Nina. Completely drawn to this one. I love how you make it so personal.

    • It IS very sensual, so you might pull it off. At the same time there is something overly insistent and clingy in this perfume; it might diminish you. Read other reviews of it – I know lots of people love this.

  4. Katy

    I find this post strikes a psychological chord for me as well as an olfactive one. “wanting more, sprawled in your sheets, depraved,” strikes me as true sexual liberation. Most of us never achieve it. We are too guarded, too inhibited, too frightened. The Hellenic Greek idea of Love as madness and a chaotic, destructive force seems more true then ever.

    • An interesting reaction. To me, the idea of someone insatiable and depraved in my sheets would be hellish, as would anyone who was obsessed with me, in reality.

      Sometimes when I hear song lyrics ‘All I wanna do is make love to you’, or ‘Don’t wanna close my eyes, cause I don’t wanna miss a thing’ and so on I think that rather than love songs, these are ballads of horror and terror.

      I have a decent sexual appetite, but for me personally it is not my driving force at all, and though true, total sexual liberation does have an attractive element, this perfume, so musky and shadowy, sexed and alluring, is for me strangely repulsive. I am claustrophobic by nature, and can’t bear to be suffocated by anyone or anything, and I think if my partner were constantly giving off traces of Ombre Fauve, they would no longer be my partner, or be forcibly made to change to another scent.

  5. Katy

    Thank you, friend. Forgive me my 50 years old, 2 beer musings. This time of my life is full of questions and regrets about choices and beds made and unmade, so to speak. Your wonderful voice of reason comes miraculously to me across the ether of the Internet and you are right, I could not stand to be smothered or obsessed over either.

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