Hello APJ Crew,
Each week we have a giveaway on APJ. Usually a new bottle to my collection. Some are Bought, others are Press Samples or Gifts. Perfume is about sharing the love.
Last weeks Crème de Cuir by bdk Parfums winners are Kathleen, Tanja, Verbenaluvvr, PattyPong
(Please send me your address to portia (_) turbo (at) yahoo (.) com (.) au even if I’ve sent you stuff before. I don’t keep your addresses on file here)
True Lust – Rayon Violet de ses Yeux by Etat Libre d’Orange GIVEAWAY
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Rum, Ginger, Rose absolute, Violet, Coconut, Osmanthus absolute, Lily-of-the-valley, Jasmine, Ylang-ylang, Tangerine, Rice powder, Amber, Leather, Animalic notes, Sandalwood
The opening is like a chemical spill but after about 20 seconds this beautiful spicy rose and parma violet fragrance comes pouring out. So pretty. Imagine if the original Paris by Yves Saint Laurent was recreated for a 21st century wearer. Lilac as the top note and rose playing backup. The modern cordial/lolly note is not so overwhelming to make your teeth rot but a tasteful sweetness that feels fun and flirty.
The dry down has darker and more feral, woods and animal musk that is still lightened by the fruity zing..
ELdO has a way of making quite old fashioned fragrance tropes seem utterly new. I like it. Also, I know True Lust is aimed at the girls but it’s super fun to wear as a guy too. Quite the dichotomy.
This is a Press Bottle from my mate Bronwyn who imports ELdO to Australia.
Leave a comment below. Four lucky people from anywhere in the world will get a decant.
Have you tried this beauty?