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DOWN, BY THE SEA: : : SEL MARIN by HEELEY (2008) + AURA MARIS by LORENZO VILLORESI (20I2)

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Aura Maris is a Florentine, niche remake of the melancholy Eau De Rochas – a depressive citrus of Mediterranean shrubs, flowers, and waves. It is an unremarkable, but quietly attentive and well crafted scent for introversion and solitude. The saline cliffs. The deserted beach. The open water. Private, unintrusive; intelligent, sad, and genderless. Sel Marin is a more pronounced marine perfume, yet repressed; an aspect that creates tension. Iodine, antiseptic opening notes show to a dour yet sensuous smell – masculine and insistent – with lemon, Sicilian bergamot, oceanics, sea algae, and a taut cedar and vetiver base. Despite its rudimentary execution, the salt spray stays close here. tumblr_nakndje45Q1rtynt1o8_1280

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I WAS ABDUCTED BY A GIANT LYCHEE SPACESHIP: CHAMPAGNE by YVES SAINT LAURENT (1991)

I WAS ABDUCTED BY A GIANT LYCHEE SPACESHIP: CHAMPAGNE by YVES SAINT LAURENT (1991).

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a jasmine nervous breakdown……….JASMAL by CREED (1959)

As the jasmine here fades until next year….

The Black Narcissus

 

 

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From the classical, ladylike, put-together era of the late 1950’s, Jasmal, designed especially for the late Natalie Wood, is the effervescent, floracious, jasmine-imbued remake of Diorissimo.

 

While of similar breeding and olfactory structure, this beautiful perfume by Creed is however quite breathless: spinning, effortlessly almost, out of control.

 

Where Diorissimo breathes refinement – not a hair out of place in that ice blonde, well-kempt chignon– Jasmal is a romantic, hopeless; a hectic matriarch chasing her children around the house, hair come loose;  breathless, heart-pounding, and laughing –  perhaps just that little bit too hard…..

 

 

 

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FENDI THEOREMA PARFUM (1998)

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Delicious !

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Gardens of melancholy : Amyitis by Mona Di Orio (2008)

Gardens of melancholy : Amyitis by Mona Di Orio (2008).

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returning …… JE REVIENS by WORTH ( 1932 )

for emily

 

returning …… JE REVIENS by WORTH ( 1932 ).

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