Some fragrant news of the day

Today Now Smell This featured an article about five recent rose releases and included Vintage Rose in the reviews:


I was really happy to see Vintage included there!  Miller et Bertaux Shanti and Red Flower Guaiac sound fun to try too.

You’ve probably heard about the two new Serge Lutens scents from all the press about them.  Serge Noire sounds most tempting to me (dry incense), but El Attarine sounds interesting too. Here’s a review today of Attarine:



Immortelle absolute is a natural ingredient that gives a sweet maple note to perfumes, but it also has hay and herbaceous notes and can add a smoky tabac nuance.  I like it when used lightly and not combined with too much vanilla so the hay and tabac aspects are played up and the maple is more subdued.   It’ll be fun to see how it’s used in Attarine.


I have narrowed the gardenia trials down to one that I like best.  I want to see if there’s a topnote I could add to counter the sweetness in the opening minutes, but I like the drydown quite a bit.  And I think I’ve probably settled on Ambre #11.  I still need to get back to Reves.  Lots to do!


Happy weekend!


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