MiN NEW YORK, Perfume reviews

MiN NEW YORK – Magic Circus

  Synopsis: Join the circus    

A note from the brand:

Turn of the century,
a carnival
travels at dusk.

A scrumptious,
gourmand perfume.
A splendid wonder
in enchantment.

Top: Bergamot, Pink Peppercorn, Ananas & Cotton Candy
Heart: Cistus, Labdanum, Nuts & Geranium
Base: Patchouli, Caramel & Wood Chips

MiN NEW YORK, Magic Circus
MiN NEW YORK, Magic Circus

Is there such a thing as a false olfactive memory? I’ve never been to an American amusement park – and the only references I have are just from horror games (thank you, Silent Hill III, you still haunt me) and various movies, the one with Tom Hanks the most alive in my mind – but somehow I’m sure this was the scent of an amusement park in the 80’s.

Silent Hill III
Silent Hill III

It smells of a concoction of pink cotton candy, jawbreakers that sat in the hot sun, the acrid heated metal from the carousel, the pineapple half-melted slurpee. In addition, there is a caramel salty-sweet note (just like that good popcorn, the one with extra calories), over the olfactive backbone of a canopy with a woodworm-infested roof that has seen and dried up one too many rainfalls.

Movie: Big 1998, with Tom Hanks
Movie: Big 1998, with Tom Hanks

If it is a “magical circus”, it does not take us to the “Zoologist” path and keeps itself to the gourmand yellow brick carmel road, all pleasant and lovable but with a deeper layer. It has something bitter-vegetal-twisted that touches a lower chord, a certain kind of nostalgia inherent to a romanticized traveling circus, the wailing of slimy and barefoot kids, an acrobat anointing some old scars with medicinal herbs, the empty sad gaze of the “freaks” staring into distorted mirrors.

© Lilith & Eva – Babylon Beauty
© Lilith & Eva – Babylon Beauty


F ** king magic, it’s – what Min NY manages to do with these Scent Stories. 

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