From the website of Lubin....Korrigans are mystical creatures that haunt the moors of Ireland, Scotland and wales and whisk away to the folklore and legends of Celtic civilization.In the aromorican countryside they come to harvet juniper berries and wild beechnuts and forlic at night. In dark caves they distill barley into spellbinding spirits spicing them with saffron, making them with ambrette and scenting them with lavender. During the solstice festivals they dink their elixirs out of leather pouches, causing bodies and souls to capsize....
Blueberry, Saffron, Cognac, Ambrette, Lavender, Whiskey, Leather, Musk, Vetiver, Agarwood and Cedar
The house of Lubin dates back to the 18th century, founded just after the French Revolution by Pierre François Lubin at rue Sainte Anne in Paris. Since then the house has produced several perfumes to crowned heads of Europe with many a princes and princesses and emperors and queens who began to bestow trust in Lubin and his creations and eventually making this house famous all over the world. The legacy continues on till today with the release of several creations that tap into modern sensibilities as well as carry forward the age old regal charm of the brand.
Korrigan was launched as a part of the Talismania Collection that explores stories ancient mystics, woods and elves and pagan festivities set set in medeival times.
Perfumer Thomas Fontaine imagines "caramelic wood" thats creamed with warm milky facets, and brought to life with boozy-rummy ambrette. This unusual gourmand champions the milky-woody-cognac theme that is not often explored and I wonder why. The scent starts off with a sharp whiff of aged liquor, that quickly reveals a rich spicy saffron.. And as the heart is beginning to develop, very distinct "burnt wood" facets come to the front, insidious and very sharp. At this point the fragrance takes a turn to reveal this unusual heart thats laced with acrid ambery tones. What surprised me the most is that this fragrances changes quickly and drastically as it develops to reveal a dry down that's rather creamy and soft woody as all the whiskey notes fade away just as a night of festivities comes to an end and the fire that danced bright and high dies down to crackling embers, while bamly dawn approaches.
This fragrance is complex and its progression is quite rich.
Perhaps for an older man, who knows endless tales of travels, and histories of wars, who wears his beard scruffy yet clean and who loves his whiskey and leather antiquated and aged.
From the Byredo Website...In the xeric wilderness of the Mojave Desert, trees and vegetation more ancient than many civilizations defy conditions that prey on human vulnerability. The Ghost Flower is a rare species that dares to bloom above this baked, hard ground. Despite its arid surroundings and inability to produce nectar, the Ghost Flower or Mohavea Confertiflora, maintains its perfect, majestic beauty and thrives year after year. In an astonishing feat of ingenuity, the flower uses mimicry to attract the pollinators of a neighboring plant species by developing markings that resemble those of a female bee genus attracted to its subject and duping the male bee into following suite. This moving human-like behavior and captivated tale of survival lies in he foundation that inspired “Mojave Ghost,” an homage to this most bewitching flower.
As befitting to its name this scent is haunting, light and majestic.
A scent thats so sheer that it conjures up an image of a delicate veil caught on a thorny bush of a leafless tree in a land that knows no abundance or life, and as it catches the wind it rises high above the arid ground baked and cracked, it dances delicately with each gush all pristine and white, and offers a rare sight of something so fragile yet majestic amid barren surroundings rendered only in brown hues....
This scent remains fairly linear on my skin without much transformation, as violet and vanillic musk shine through intermittently. I am enveloped in a cloud of fleeting aromas, where the foral notes are luminous almost icy and are played up by subtle ambrette. This blend is seamless and no notes can be isolated or distinguished individually. This scent offers a truly intimate experience and develops quite close to skin, almost as if each accord is warmed and brought out by the heat of your body....Soft woods contribute to really balance out the overall effect of something ghost-like, something present yet whispy, something endearing yet endangered.
Though it fairs poorly in terms of projection, this scent more than makes up for it with its longevity.
This fragrance is genuine, effortless and every fragrance wardrobe needs a Mojave Ghost.
Wear it in an intimate setting, on a dinner date, in bed, even when you want to enjoy some qaulity time by yourself....
Here's a reason-to be jolly-this holiday season....TLN brings to you the "TLN Holiday Haul" where all this month we bring the most popular, most intoxicating and most sniff-worthy scents in the market.
We offer a unique opportunity to share with us what you like or dislike, your favourite scents and aromas and whats on your wishlist, while we whip-up suggestions that perfectly match your personality and taste using our unique diagnostic tool!
We can also create delightful hampers with our suggested scent for you or your loved one and throw in a special "surprise" gift to complement that scent. Think a sparkling citrus scent thats on your christmas wishlist and a refreshing body balm with the scent orange blossom, yuzu and patchouli to complement that scent!
Now this sounds like a jolly good reason to get your perfect scent this season!!
A warm spicy heart, reminiscent of the spice smells wafting in and out of Indian kitchens, that all those who grew up in homes where mothers and aunts dished out Indian meals generously infused with rich aromatic spice mixes, would instantly identify with...for others that do not share this particular Indian heritage, selfie is slightly confusing, complex yet inviting but in the most exotic way...
Elemi Resin, Ginger, Star Anise, Incense, Angelica, Maple sap, Lily, Cabreuva, Cinnamon, Suede, Styrax, Tonka Bean, Labdanum, Sandal, Oak Moss and Patchouli
Kitsch, exotic, spicy and unusual...Selfie, a 2015 scent by Olfactive Studio is bold, heavy with resinous sweetness, that quickly fades to a very characteristic warm spicy heart. Upon the first spray or in my case the initial dab, since I'm testing it from a decant, this fragrance leaves a boozy cloud of resin and incense in my nostrils. This quickly develops into the warm spicy heart that I described previously. A bouquet of whole spices, mixes with the balsamic nuance of maple sap and styrax with an ambery angelica to create a profile that immediately transports me to my mother's and grand mother's kitchens. Warm aromatic aromas that are all too familiar waft in and out of most Indian kitchens, as they are the soul of each dish. Each generously infused meal is rich in flavour and so distinct in its aroma, that people from world over are drawn to it and look forward to trying or buying these dried, powedered or whole spice mixes.
Though this scent is hard to pull off when it comes to wearing it on my person, and its development is slightly chaotic, I do appreciate the ingenuity of this balsamic-spicy-incensy blend. It aims to evoke vague or specific memories/experiences rather than highlight distinct olfactory facets or notes, and as someone that appreciates the 'art' of perfume making as much as the scent itself, I do find that this scent may find a place in your perfume wardrobe.
Wear it in cooler weathers, and at least half an hour before stepping out since the best part about this scent is the dry-down.
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