Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fracas faces: vintage, EdP and parfum concentrations

The difference between modern EdP and parfum concentrations and a vintage version of Fracas.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Ипостаси Fracas: витажная, EdP и parfum

Про разницу между современными EdP и parfum и винтажной версией на примере Fracas.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Opium no more

The Tanuki dog boiled the granny, put her skin on and began fooling the village people...
A Japanese folk tale
Loreal has acquired YSL perfume business, reformulated Opium and released it in new design in a company of some Belle d'Opium... with much artificial pathos. 

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Opium закончился

Енот тануки сварил бабушку, надел ее кожу и стал дурачить людей…
Японская народная сказка
Loreal купил YSL и переформулировал Opium и выпустил его в новом флаконе плюс у него теперь спутница Belle d'Opium.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Atlas, Texas and Virginia cedarwood

Good pencils are made with cedarwood. It’s the smell of a boring lesson when the only legal entertainment was to sharpen a pencil and this is how the essence of the Texas cedar smells like.  The Moroccan cedar doesn’t smell of pencil shavings – there’s much more to it:

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Кедр атласский, техасский и виргинский

Все карандаши в Советском союзе делали из кедра. Так пахли скучные уроки в школе, когда единственным дозволенным развлечением было поточить простой карандаш («Чертежник»?),  и так, кстати, пахнет абсолют древесины техасского кедра.
Кедр из Марокко (атласский) не пахнет карандашами - все сложнее:

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Violets, wasabi and crispy dollars

Parma violets…where is it from? Leo Tolstoy? Maupassant? Why is it that a nineteenth century romantic heroine is so often followed by violets aroma?

In perfumery a violet is either a synthetic reproduction of the flower scent or more often it’s leaves. The natural violet leaves absolu smells of new leather boots insides. Its synthetic replacements (methyl ionone(s), alpha irone, alpha cetone, Iralia®, nonadienol, undecavertol, etc.) smell harsher and clearer, crispy as a radish or even pungent like wasabi. Crispy, green and sharp – just like that smell of a tight pack of recently printed dollars.