Evocative Perfumes

Hey there APJ Crew,

My mate Mark Evans from Evocative Perfumes has sent me a package. Honestly, he sent it back in June or July and it has been sitting on the To Do Pile but I never seem to have the time to look at a few fragrances at once so it keeps getting shunted. Yes, I feel like a bad friend. Mark is an independent Australian perfumer who is causing quite a stir with his pretty, interesting and evocative perfumes (yes, I know, see what I did there?). He is exactly the sort of micro niche perfumer that we like to showcase on APJ because he is able to create beautiful scents without the IFRA guidelines, meaning we get to wear real amounts of fabulous ingredients. YAY!! Do go have a look at their Evocative Perfumes site, excellent fragrances for a song….

Evocative Perfumes

Olibanum by Evocative Perfumes

Evocative Perfumes Olibanum

From Evocative Perfumes: When frankincense is used in perfumery, it is referred to with its old name Olibanum. The name Olibanum is derived from the Arabic word “al-luban” which means “that which results from milking”. ‘Olibanum’ starts off with green gassy pine which passes through cypress wood and leaf then to the resin itself at the heart of the fragrance. Later, after the incense is spent, there remains a slightly smoky ash note

Soft, sweet funky resins and woods, clean like walking into the house after it’s been totally scrubbed but warm enough to feel like a soft loving hug. The smoke is a bit like the smoke after you’ve blown a candle out, a slightly waxy smoke crossed with the burning incense. Olibanum is a bit soft for me but I can see it becoming a firm favourite for work because it softly smells gorgeous.

Imogen by Evocative Perfumes

Evocative Perfumes ImogenFrom Evocative Perfumes: Outwardly a refined, feminine, powdery, spicy Oriental perfume that leaves a trail of lemon, bergamot, vanilla, jasmine, rose, orris root, patchouli, balsams and sandalwood. But get in closer to the skin and there lies a rich, provocative Russian leather note that gradually becomes more available as the night wears on.

Imogen opens like a sharp citrus rose from the garden, all bright and green. There is iris through it all, Ainslie brought over some orris this week and now I know its smell, here it plays powder and patchouli plays earth. Together I find them wafting through the other notes creating something bigger and better that themselves. The resins burnish the fragrance and give it a warm sheen. Imogen is lovely, I would be very interested to see how it smells in an EdP. I could imagine wearing Imogen regularly in a spritzable form. MMMMM

Nice work Mark, I’m impressed,

Portia xx

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Evocative Perfumes + GIVEAWAY


This week we will have 2 Winners who will each get:
1 x Evocative Perfume Oil Sample Sets (Aquarelle, Imogen, Olibanum, Evelyn’s Rose, Fleur de Magnolia)
P&H Anywhere in the world


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Go to Evocative Perfumes and tell me any fragrance they sell online and a note that it contains. NO DOUBLE UPS!

Extra Chance?
Tweet: Evocative Perfumes GIVEAWAY @EvocativeParfum http://wp.me/p3PURw-3hl  


Entries Close Sunday 19th October 2014 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by random.org
The winners will have till Thursday 23rd October 2014 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.


32 comments on “Evocative Perfumes

  1. Jaybee says:

    Nice to see an Aussie perfumer! Vanille Tonique, orchid. I follow by email. 🙂

  2. Jackie b says:

    I choose Jasmin Tabac with notes of…jasmine sambac!
    I follow by email.

  3. Dollymixturita says:

    Lovely fragrances and a lovely guy, is Mark. Ta for the review Portia! I have a little pack he sent me too around the same time and I also have been slow to post my review..it will happen though-I promise!! Good luck to all the entrants! What a great prize!! X

  4. Lyubov says:

    Imogen with vanilla. Thanks for the chance, Portia!
    Living in Bulgaria (EU), and following by email and on the FB page.
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  5. willa says:

    Evelyn Rose with Evelyn Rose! (I really want to win this one)

  6. Joaquim says:

    Siberian Fir for me! Fir needles are awesome in perfumery, this would be my favorite of the Evocative perfumes line!

    Thank you for the draw

  7. Katherine Mittas says:

    Fleur de Magnolia , note of orange blossom amongst the obvious of magnolia.

    Love a homegrown business.
    Reminds me of being a kid and picking mums flowers petal by petal , shoving them in bottles with droplets of water , lemon etc .. whatever i could find .. and that was my perfume.
    Am sure EVOCATIVE are are a hell of a lot more refined but you have to start somewhere don’t you?
    I follow on Facebook and newsletter. Keep up the great work Portia and friends.

  8. julesinrose says:

    I follow by email. Evocative perfumes sound great! Glad to find out about him/them. Olibanum has a juniper note (and others) with the frankincense. I love frankincense sooo much! Cheers for the draw! 🙂
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  9. Connie says:

    OOo, exciting! I follow by email and choose Fleur de Magnolia, with notes of magnolia!

  10. Patty Pong says:

    No guidelines? I’m in. Siberian Fir – hay. E-mail follower. 🙂

  11. Great to see Mark featured here. I saw Siberian Fir and its fir needles note, sounds great.

    I follow via email.

  12. Cynthia Mc says:

    These all sound just wonderful. Siberian Fir with its notes of dried fruit and hay – what a wonderful composition.
    I’m in the U.S.A. and follow by email.
    Thank you for the draw.

  13. JanLast says:

    Siberian Fir, Fir Cone Sap. I follow by email and on Facebook, via Perfume Posse.

  14. Carolyn Kubea says:

    I follow APJ by email. I love the sound of Jasmin Tabac with sandalwood.

  15. Kandice says:

    Hi Portia. These sound great. I follow via email. I found amber in Aquarelle. Thanks for the draw!

  16. Julie F says:

    I follow by email. Olibanum with it’s cypress note sounds good to me. Thanks for the draw.

  17. Robert Herrmann. says:

    Keep those emails coming, Portia! Jasmin Tabac sounds amazing! Speaks directly to my inner Rose Ho’, and jasmine AND pipe tobacco? Yes, please!

  18. Donna says:

    Hi Portia

    These sound wonderful. I’m sure that they were worth waiting for (to be discovered). I follow via email! I also tweeted!!! I selected Siberian Fir. Sounded mysterious. The note that I zoned on was Poplar Buds. Thanks for the intro to your friend, Mark. I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

  19. Damir says:

    Aquarelle contains cedarwood. I follow via mail, RSS, WordPress, twitter, Facebook. I’m always happy to read on Australian perfumery.

  20. Lindaloo says:

    All eight of his scents sound lovely, but the one I keep coming back to is the romantic oriental, Imogen, with its note of Russian leather. Of course its attraction may be because I’m wearing Shalimar right now (a new-to-me PDT).

    Thanks for the draw opportunity.

  21. Hi there! Thanks for the draw. I follow via bloglovin. I think Jasmin Tabac has the most awesome note – fantasy tobacco! This one looks really nice as well. 🙂

  22. Nemo says:

    I follow by email, and I choose Olibanum with the note of ash 🙂 I can’t quite imagine what would smell like. Thank you for another fabulous giveaway!

  23. Bec says:

    I follow by email.

    Jasmin Tabac sounds wonderful – with an ambergris note. I am loving everything tobacco at the moment and have always loved ambergris.

  24. hajusuuri says:

    I follow via bloglovin’. Vanille Tonique with vanilla bean! Thanks for the draw.

  25. Annamaria says:

    I follow by email, and choose Vanille Tonique with the note ylang ylang. This looks so cosy and delicious, but I honestly loved the note combinations in everything without exception!

  26. Stephanie Chang says:

    Fleur de Magnolia: Citrus, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Magnolia, Clean Powder.

  27. greennote2 says:

    Vanille tonique with friars balsam (what’s that?! And what does it smell like?). The Olibanum does sound great. I follow by email and RSS feed.

  28. Helena says:

    Jasmin Tabac: tobacco, jasmin sambac and rose. I follow by email. Thank you for the giveaway!

  29. Trish W says:

    Evelyn’s Rose – rose & musk, sounds interesting would love to try it
    I follow by email

  30. Sherry says:

    Ohhhh Jasmine Tabac. Sounds mysterious and exotic. I follow by bloglovin and email.

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