Hiya Fragrant Fumies,
I had totally forgotten that there is a bottle of todays fragrance in my collection. It has been sitting lonely and ignored for at least a year. While doing a reshuffle in the perfume room I came across it and thought it must have been my Evening Edged In Gold. Didn’t even look at the bottle or title and gave myself 4 hefty chest spritzes and one to each arm before realising. What a happy mistake.
Chemical Bonding by Ineke 2006
Chemical Bonding by Ineke Ruhland
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Blackcurrant, Tea, Citruses
Base: Amber, Powdery notes, Musk, Vetiver
Does your skin ever warm when you spray perfume on it? Nope? Me either, except for Chemical Bonding by Ineke. It’s like my skin is so excited to be wearing this most unusual beauty again.
A stunning burst of citrus and the dry ache of tea open up on spritzing. It’s refreshing and zingy, a tingling wave of happiness. Don’t think you’re getting photo realism here, it’s not. Like a modern artist capturing the essence of the idea of the subject, maybe seen through prisms, smoke, memory or a broken mind, here we are offered all the tart and calming aspects of citrus and tea. Imagine the brightest citrus and black tea infusion with a little wafer thin slice of lemon, let it cool a bit and you’ll know the idea.
Dry down is still tea but with a dry rasp of something I smell more as broken bamboo stem and a very soft sweetness, not sweetness like lollies but sweetness like the warm freshly bathed skin and the powder adds a fluffy coolness.
There is a chem. edge to the fragrance, nothing smells natural (whatever that means) but it’s not a CdG wannabe either. Wear time is excellent but you’re only fully fragrant for the first couple of hours and even that is quite sheer. Personally it works so beautifully on my skin and I’ve been wearing it non-stop for two days straight. I love it so much that I bumped tonights post so I could write about Chemical Bonding.
Did you get your sniff on Chemical Bonding yet?