Post by Val the Cookie Queen
1. “There was nothing Lucy liked so much as the smell and feel of fur. She immediately stepped into the wardrobe and got in among the coats and rubbed her face against them, leaving the door open, of course, because she knew that it is very foolish to shut oneself into any wardrobe.” C.S Lewis. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
2. “I think I’m on another world with you
I’m on another planet with you
You always get under my skin
I don´t find it irritating
You always play to win ……” “Another Girl, Another Planet” The Only Ones 1978
3. “When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.” Joseph Joubert 1754 – 1824
Onda Extrait by Vero Kern for Vero Profumo 2007
Onda, Stilletos and One Year On.
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Vetiver, ginger, mace, coriander
From Vero Profumo site:
“Ambrosial whisperings, sweet nothings, tender and potent – and deeply moving.”
It is just about a year to the day that I received my bottle of Onda Extrait.
There has been much written about Vero Kern’s Onda masterpiece. Like it or hate it, it will leave you reeling. And it delights me. It took time to understand it, it wasn´t love at first try, Slowly it wrapped its coils around me. Now I long for it.
Photo Stolen Geograph
Onda permeates my thoughts. I listen to music and feel Onda. I read and feel Onda. When I met Vero Kern she was wearing Onda. If I had not know that it, I would have wondered if she was wearing anything at all. It was a part of her. Vero Kern says “I´m not interested in “clean” scents. I need characterful scents both in my creations but also as a wearer. Besides this, I love everything that reminds of the smell of skin.” Onda Extrait in that case is a breathtaking success.
Onda is very erotic, very sensual, but furthermore it is calming.
Photo Stolen Pixabay
Like wearing black patent stilettos, Onda is for when the time it right. It might not be often but it is critical to own both.
Onda is much more than a perfume, indeed it is art. It is a part of the current exhibition “Nirvana, Strange Forms of Pleasure” at the MUDAC (musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains) in Lausanne, Switzerland, which runs from the end of October 2014 until the end of April 2015.
Photo Stolen Flickr
A year on I say thank you to Vero Kern. Her creations complete me.
What about you? Do you love Vero’s work? Have you tried them? If so, what was your favourite?