Sisley Eau du Soir

Wonderful to wear, comfortable like a second skin (once you make it yours); regardless of season (its beautiful bitter bite works perfectly with humid summer heat) not tied to an occasion – I have worn it to full glammed up “du soir” opera evenings and to morning walks in the park – it acts and feels like having a bubble of self-awareness and comfortable relaxation.

Envoutant Francesca Dell'oro

Francesca Dell’Oro Envoutant

Envoutant (translates as enchanting) seems to be built after an art nouveau olfactive print, with an unexpected middle eastern influence. With an intricate and sinuous construction, resting on the natural curves of flower stems, with striking colorful whiplash lines of sharp spices, and abrupt valleys of oud and vanilla, the perfume is both reassuring and startling at the same time.

Bat Zoologist

Zoologist Bat

A whiff of darkness, coming from the underground “belly of the earth” and the coldness of narrow stone corridors that are lost in mazes submerged underwater (the R.E.M phase of a reoccurring nightmare for this claustrophobic here). Although it is earthy-moist-mineral-fermented-fruity-resinous, the perfume somehow manages to keep an airy note, running through its DNA.