Is a perfume name important to you? This is a question which came up on one of my Instagram posts last week when posting this photograph of Does in the Snow*. 4160 Tuesdays Doe in the Snow is an intriguing name for a fragrance. When I read the name Doe in the Snow it instantly got my attention. I like the perfume as well. On the other hand I have a bottle of Caron Aimez-Moi (which translates to Love Me in French) which I do not wear due to its name. I find its title needy and not very inviting and honestly I haven’t given it much wearing because of this as it bothers me.
Another perfume brand I love for its names and stories is Brooklyn based DS&Durga. Titles like Burning Barbershop and Portable Fireplace for a scented candle which are very inviting and give a very good idea of its fragrance as well. I like both of them and tried (and bought) them for their names. They make me smile every time I see them.
Titles for a perfume can be personal and when they are in a different language slightly confusing as well but I have noticed they are important to me especially when they have an interesting name which tells a little story too. So it’s not just a pretty name but there is a whole story (made up or not) behind this title too.
How about you? How important is the name of a perfume for you? Have you bought or tried a perfume because of it? Or because of the story behind the title?
Wishing you a wonderful joyful Easter!
*Doe in the Snow was created by perfumer Sarah McCartney for the wedding of fragrance specialist Odette Toilette aka Lizzie Ostrom.
Some month ago I posted a question on Instagram if I should open a vintage bottle of Guerlain Shalimar and Mitsouko. Most of the answers were: open those bottles! I opened the Shalimar bottle and posted a photograph during Christmas. I still haven’t opened the vintage bottle of Mitsouko perfume for some reason. Tara from A Bottled Rose inspired me to open the vintage Vol de Nuit pure perfume bottle with one of her posts on Instagram. I am enjoying Vol de Nuit while writing this article. It’s glorious, I am glad I opened it.
This made me wonder why was it so difficult to open this bottle of Vol de Nuit? What use is it to keep it in a box or special fridge and not enjoy it in all its glory? Are you not “supposed” to open vintage bottles when you collect perfumes?
What do you think? Do you open your vintage perfume bottles? Or would you open them?
Notes: Iris Pallidia from Italy, Jasmine Grandiflorum from India, Rose absolute from Bulgaria, Lemon from Italy, Tuberose from India, Cassia from Sri Lanka, Sandalwood
Dusty dry roots of the Italian iris flower turn into white powder with a very light fresh citrus lemon. Petals of jasmine and rose show a beautiful bouquet of delicate white transparent flowers with dry powder, the root of the iris never leaving during its wear.
Berlin based perfumer Tanja Bochnig uses the best natural raw materials she can find thus taking 2 years to create Irisistible.
When I first tried Irisistible I was immensely touched as it brought a feeling of divine connection and hope that everything is in order just the way it is. In these restless times bringing such a immensely important feeling of hope can be very reassuring. It has certainly helped and is still aiding me!
Irisistible in short: hopeful and reassuring
Have you tried Irisistible? Or another fragrance from April Aromatics?
You can read my earlier reviews of April Aromatics perfumes Jasmina, Ray of Light and Liquid Dreams by clicking on the links.