Eau Suave by Parfum d`Empire 2005 + Kate Bush

Hi there Music Lovers and Fumies,

Recently I posted a piece of music and told you how I love to put on the classical music and saif (spray a LOT) myself in a particularly big fragrance, close my eyes and just let myself float away on the music and fragrance together. Sometimes when the world gets too much, when I am bombarded by questions or negativity, when the next step seems unreachable or when I am completely overwhelmed by my to do list. Look at it this way: I could continue freaking out for 5 minutes or I can concentrate myself elsewhere, completely give myself to something else, and let my subconscious do its job. Quite often I find myself at the end of the piece of music 100% calmer, able to focus, aware of the next bite sized step or in touch with my gut feelings.

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Last time it was Debussy: Rêverie but today I went looking for a childhood memory song. One that used to make me feel happy and sad, I used to play it repeatedly on my 3in1 and sing along in my thin childish tenor until one of the family would bang on the door and ask me to turn it down and stop that catterwauling.

Today it brings back happy memories and a smile as I completely let myself be taken away by the amazing voice of Kate Bush. What did I spritz today to listen to it?

Eau Suave by Marc-Antoine Corticchiato for Parfum d`Empire 2005

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Coriander, saffron, rose
Heart: Peach, raspberry, red berries, pepper, tea rose
Base: Vanilla, musk, oakmoss, patchouli

Spicy, sweet rose. I think the top notes of my bottle have been compromised slightly because the zingy coriander opening that I loved so well is muted nowadays. The rose is still lovely and sweet, not quite jammy but a fruity sweet and that wonderful hint of cracked pepper that some of the apricot rose flowers have when you grow them in the garden. A perfect soft focus fragrance to lose yourself in while listenbing to Kate Bush and beyond into the afternoon where it becomes a lovely soft rose and vanilla wash.

My review is for the vintage, I have not smelled the new in their very austere new bottles.

Further reading: Bois de Jasmin and Now Smell This
LuckyScent have $145/100ml
Posh Peasant has samples starting at $4/ml

Whjat music or fragrance makes you float away?
Portia xx

Kate Bush – The Man with the Child in His Eyes – Official Music Video

10 comments on “Eau Suave by Parfum d`Empire 2005 + Kate Bush

  1. Francesca Belanger says:

    I love Eau Suave. I never managed to get a bottle of the original. Wonder how the new one is? Currently, music that’s making me float away is what’s waggishly referred to as Jonas Kaufmann’s “schmaltz” album, ” Du bist die Welt für mich,” or in its somewhat different American/UK release, “You Are the World to Me,” songs from Weimar- era operettas. Arguably the world’s greatest operatic tenor ( and unarguably, the world’s most handsome) in lighter fare than Wagner, Beethoven, or Verdi. Dripping with charm. I got to meet him once at an opera-related event, and I wore plenty of vintage Mitsy parfum for the occasion.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      WOW!! I am looking it up immediately Francesca,
      Thanks for stopping by to give me new stuff.
      LOVE IT!
      And Mitsouko for opera, great choice.
      Portia xx

  2. OMG I love Kate Bush (and great choice with the song) and bizarrely have been writing a post about her which I will publish one of these days! I’m always listening to music or else what is the point of life?? I’ve also wanted to try Eau Suave but have not gotten around to it yet but I rate PdE big time. PS I listen to stuff all over the place but I’m wanting to write an article about the 70’s so have just made a playlist that I’m giving a whirl – and there’s everything from MJ, Marvin Gaye, Blondie, Talking Heads, Simon and Garfunkel, Carole King, Kate Bush (of course), Led Zep, Bowie, Lou Reed ….. x Megan
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    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      WOW! That’s a supercool collection of 70s stars. Funnily, I don’t listen to music that much anymore. Having been surrounded by it in work and life in such amounts that my favourite song is silence. Sometimes though, to float away, music is an excellent sea.
      Debbie Harry, what a voice.
      Portia xx

  3. Azar says:

    Hi Portia,
    I like to relax to Joseph Cantaloube’s Chants d’ Auvergne, especially the Kiri Te Kanawa recordings, and float away with the L’Eau de Monteil (review posted here January 13, 2014).
    Azar xx

  4. Carolyn says:

    I adore Kate Bush and that song brings back so many memories. That whole album is probably one of my all time favorites.

    I too find that when life is overwhelming, remembering to take a breather using music can do wonders. Baroque music is one of my definitive mood bringer uppers :). Sometimes I do have to be careful about going down the “woe is me” path with some music…lol

    Have not tried Eau Suave but reading the notes, sounds like it’s right up my alley. I’ll have to add to the “sample these” list 🙂

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hi Carolyn,
      Yes, music choice at those times is important. I am unfamiliar with much of the baroque music but what little I know could very easily whisk me away on a journey.
      Portia x

  5. einsof says:

    ahhhhh la Bush! what can compare with Kate’s creative genius? i love her so much a friend would joke if i were drowning i would sing “And Dream of Sheep.” i hardheadedly protest it would be “Waking the Witch”. in any case, music and perfume seem to be ethereal partners in the way they evoke emotion.

    i’ve never tried this house, but if it goes with Ms. Bush, i’m in!

    wonderful review- thank you!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey there Einsof,
      Kate Bush……. One day you will have to hear my sterling rendition of Wuthering Heights, it cleans windows, then shatters them.
      Yes, I agree that they are sisters Kate and fragrance.
      I am so glad you get it.
      Portia xx

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