Hey hey APJ!
Autumn, my favorite season of the year, has arrived in all of its glory. The days are getting noticeably shorter and yet the sun can be so warming on my face. As the leaves start to morph into their various shades of yellow, orange and crimson, the low lying sun kisses them with a warmth of gold making the sunny days an endless joy to be outside.
Atelier des Ors: Chœur des Anges by Marie Salamagne
Robert Louis Stevenson eloquently describes autumn in his poem Autumn Fires.
by: Robert Louis Stevenson
In the other gardens
And all up in the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!
Pleasant summer over,
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The grey smoke towers.
Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer!
Fires in the fall!
Earlier this year, Atelier des Ors launched their White Collection. As I understand it, this collection is inspired by the art world and mankind’s search for joy and happiness. Imagery used in connection with this collection is Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze which is in the Secession in Vienna, Austria. For me, the importance in telling you all of this is Klimt’s use of gold and colour in his artwork and the colours invoked in my mind when wearing the perfume.
Notes listed on First in Fragrance are: blood orange, black currant, pear, orange blossom, carrot seeds, osmanthus, honey, cedarwood, ambergris.
When I first spray I get the juiciest blood orange and black currant. This is like drinking a glass of freshly squeezed blood orange juice with a splash of black currant. Deliciously decadent and perfectly ripe for autumn, this opening brings the golden season alive with the crimson flesh of the blood orange and the mauve juice from the black currant. Now all of this sounds awfully sour, however, sweet golden honey has been wickedly added to make this mixture addictive.
Chœur des Anges remains in this golden hue for a couple of hours, inviting me to breathe in deeply and smile. Everything will be alright. Let the stress go. The dry down takes a couple of hours to arrive and it is different depending on the day or perhaps the temperature of the day. On one day it is a golden fruity honeyed amber ending and then on another day I am completely taken by surprise when I catch a whiff of warm ambergris which is one of my treasured notes.
Chœur des Anges is a golden perfume for the glory days of autumn. Don’t get me wrong though, it will also work well during the rest of the seasons giving me joy with its citrus opening and honeyed amber dry down. I am looking forward to trying the others from the White Collection.
Do you have a favorite season? Do you associate perfumes with colours?
Kisses. Until next time.
(Photos are my own of autumn light in Rotterdam and Vienna.)