I Am Trash by Etat Libre d’Orange GIVEAWAY

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Portia

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Hello APJ Crew,

Let’s have a giveaway on APJ. A new bottle to my collection. A Press Sample from my mate Bronwyn at Gascoigne & King who imports and distributes Etat Libre d’Orange in Australia and has some of the best ambient scenting products on earth. Perfume is about sharing the love and I thought you all might like to try some new stuff too.

I Am Trash by Etat Libre d’Orange GIVEAWAY

I Am Trash by Etat Libre d'Orange

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True Lust by ELdO WINNERS

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Portia

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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.

True Lust by ELdO WINNERS

Last weeks True Lust by ELdO winners are George, Amy, Tara, Ingeborg,

(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)

Sorry there’s no giveaway this week. I have PLENTY of new stuff to share but I’m a bit under the pump trying to get everything organised for the holiday and some things have fallen through the cracks.

Hugs and love,
Portia xx

True Lust – Rayon Violet de ses Yeux Etat Libre d’Orange GIVEAWAY

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Portia

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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

 

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Crème de Cuir by bdk Parfums GIVEAWAY

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Portia

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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 Pacific Rock Moss by Goldfield & Banks winners are Alen, j.d., Sue Mills, Brigitte
(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)

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Nevermore by Frapin GIVEAWAY

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Portia

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Hey Hey APJ,

Last weeks Veil by Oliver + Co winners are MMKinPA, Verbenaluvvr, Greg and Fragrant Wanderer
(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)

Today we are talking about a re-release of the 2014 P Frapin & Cie favourite Nevermore. Totally reformulated to make it more approachable and saleable. It’s very easy to tell the difference between the original and modern because the modern juice is clear, like water. I was given the Press Bottle by Libertine Parfumerie at their seasonal update recently.

Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
“Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,” I said, “art sure no craven,
Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore—
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!”
            Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”
V8 The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Nevermore by P Frapin & Cie

Anne-Sophie Behaghel

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Aldehydes, nutmeg, black pepper, rose, amber, atlas cedar, saffron

Nevermore is a queer bird. It opens like road base in the rain. The aldehydes, black pepper and maybe nutmeg/rose combo are like something dark, inky, wet and arctic. It’s like opening a brand new geometry set as a kid, the metallic and plastic smell so fresh and new.

The only thing I can compare it to (and they are not the same but have a similar scent feeling) is the later stages of Byredo Black Saffron. I repeat, not the same but they share a style.

Even so, this modern Nevermore is infinitely more wearable and approachable than my memory of the original.

Leave a comment below. Four lucky people from anywhere in the world will get a decant.

Have you tried any P Frapin & Cie?
Portia xx