150 Days to Summer

«Today I’m wearing a bright, uplifting, very natural, refreshing beauty. 150 Days to Summer by Anna Zworykina(Анна Зворыкина)Perfumes is the outstanding beauty. You’re treated with an intense, tangy blast of citrusy Grapefruit, Bergamot and berried Cassis(blackcurrant). This settles down but lingers for a good long while and blends together beautifully with aromatic herbs and fresh spices. Marjoram provides a beautiful, fresh, green, herbal, slightly oregano note. Clary sage also adds to the herbal goodness. Zesty ginger and freshly grated nutmeg give delicious, spicy nuances. A touch of rose adds a floral, bright, jammy touch. Tonka adds some sweetness and I believe there’s also a hint of cedar wood in the base. 150 Days to Summer is something I would definitely put on in the middle of winter to help combat the «Blues» of winter and remind me of the warmth of summer. This fragrance is mesmerizingly natural. I feel like I’m in a gourmet kitchen, cutting up citrus fruits, chopping freshly picked herbs and grating fresh spices. Then mixing them together to make an amazing, fresh dish» — Review from Craig Karoses on fb!

150Как обычно, в Москве попробовать (и купить) все мои духи можно в Osmodeus_perfume_shop, заказать коллекцию с доставкой на ЯМ! А еще некоторые духи из постоянной коллекции доступны  в Лондоне, в Bloom Perfumery London! Так что будете в Ковент-Гарден — заходите попробовать: 4 Langley Court.

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«There are perfumes for smelling great, there are perfumes that are showy and there is a kind of perfumes that are meant just for you, for your soul. And as often happens, it seems you know some sertain perfume of this very kind inside out, but once in a while it is still able to break your stride and stop you stunned and overwhelmed with some piercing realization of beauty of life.

So it happened to me and Anna’s Ghost House. At a glance you can’t call it beautyful, most of you wouldn’t call it even pleasant: musty wood, old stairways, dust and desolation – nothing particularly to love, but I loved it the first time I smelled and do love for years. I know it well, I know the smell of materials it is made of, seems like I can even repeat the composition myself, should I by any chance get my hands on Anna’s materials. But I still cannot understand how it does this things to me. But let me, I shall tell you the whole story.

I grew up in the countryside in the continental North of Russia (-40 C in winter, late lazy spring, +40 C in summer, cold long autumn, vast forests – all those things). And as a child I was especially fond of early spring, it meant the end of long cold winter and the most important, it brought smells back into the world. Smells of melting snow and fresh ground, of hay remaining from the last year, of warmed walls of our wooden house, of the first spring flowers and fresh dough. Do you remember your childhood impressions, when each colour was vivid and new, each smell sharp clear and big and each day was full of promises? In spring all these were even more so.

With time I got less attentive to new, more tired of people and way too cynical to feel any thing close to those childhood impressions. And besides living in a big city detaches you step by step from nature. There still are seasons in a city, but you usually do not have much of a process – a winter just jumps at you somewhere at the corner and you simply note that it’s time to change your wardrobe for a warmer one. In the countryside things still are different, there still is a process of season coming, but now as I am, what I mostly feel about it is a light irritation – too hot or too cold, too dusty or too rainy, feet got wet , nose is running … well, you certainly know it by yourselves.

But this morning something clicked and I just felt everything – not just melting snow, raining sky and wet trees,- I felt the world is moving into spring. Do you know the feeling? When all the forces of nature are going through you, when you are a part of all these, when a moment longer and you will be able ho hear the Earth moves. Everything around smelled of my childhood, it was absolutely impossible upon thinking but I smelled it I swear! The other day I would give my leg and arm to be able to feel that again, but today I got it for free. The cynical part of me coldly informed that this morning I used the Gost House and all the “magic” is probably comes from it. Let it be so, I don’t mind at all. More than that, I think it is a pure luck that there are things that can give you back your past, the freshness you’ve lost through all these years. Things that can give you a priceless moment of feeling alive.»  — - serenissimous Пишет на фрагрантике про мой Дом-призрак

30652678_1901777473180328_2672385823949853632_nКак обычно, в Москве попробовать (и купить) все мои духи можно в Osmodeus_perfume_shop, заказать коллекцию с доставкой на ЯМ! А еще некоторые духи из постоянной коллекции доступны  в Лондоне, в Bloom Perfumery London! Так что будете в Ковент-Гарден — заходите попробовать: 4 Langley Court.

Jasmine and Agarwood

«This is a lot greener than I expected, which is a really good thing in my opinion. It makes it so much more interesting than a typical floral oud.

It’s not a barnyard oud, it’s not super dirty, but I still get a feeling of being on a farm when smelling this. It’s like being in the stables, feeding the horses sweet, dried grass. The horses are clean and well groomed, but maybe a tiny bit sweaty from being outside all day. There is a distinct smell of leather saddles mixed with the smell of hay, and there is a window open somewhere in the stable. A beautiful fragrant jasmine bush grows right outside this window, and the soft smell of the flowers mingles with all the green and organic smells of the stable. It gives the hay and leather a mild, and slightly feminine nuance that’s really lovely.

I’ve never smelled oud or agarwood like this before. It’s unique and stunning. I have a new scent on my wishlist.

Sillage starts off medium, and dries down to somwhere between mild and medium. Sillage is good, I get over 7 hours out of this.» — Tiwalii reviewed Жасмин и агаро via Fragrantica!!

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Как обычно, в Москве попробовать (и купить) все мои духи можно в Osmodeus_perfume_shop, заказать коллекцию с доставкой на ЯМ! А еще некоторые духи из постоянной коллекции доступны  в Лондоне, в Bloom Perfumery London! Так что будете в Ковент-Гарден — заходите попробовать: 4 Langley Court.

 

My vanilla

«This is a really unique and interesting take on vanilla. It actually doesn’t smell much of vanilla at all. At least not the traditional vanilla we all suspect to get when we think of a vanilla fragrance.

Vanilla is a perfume note with many nuances. The type of vanilla used, and where the species of vanilla orchid it comes from grows, has a lot to say in how vanilla smells. Vanilla can have woody qualities, leathery qualities, it can have nuances of spices, earthiness, flowers and fruits.

This vanilla fragrance is composed of all the different nuances vanilla can have, and not really the typical sweet, creamy, desert like vanilla note that’s so common. And that is what makes this scent genius in my opinion. Vanilla can be a bit boring, but this clever interpretation of the note takes vanilla to a whole new level and makes it intriguing again.

On my skin this is a dark, woody and smoky scent with gorgeous nuances of cumin and cloves. I think I detect a little heat from pepper in here as well. It’s a fiery and exciting smell, with a warm, glowing and discrete sweetness, much like the aroma of an oriental spice market somewhere in a story from 1001 Nights.

As the scent softens on the skin more of the smooth balsamic and slightly traditional vanillic smells comes through, but the scent never turns completely vanillic. It just has that little hint of familiar vanilla, just a reminder of this perfumes’ core and theme.

I find this utterly beautiful. It’s a smart, creative and kind of intellectual take on a vanilla scent, and I really appreciate that. It’s refreshing!

On my skin this scent lasts for over 8 hours, and the sillage is pretty much a solid medium.» — Tiwalii reviewed My vanilla via Fragrantica!!

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Как обычно, в Москве попробовать (и купить) все мои духи можно в Osmodeus_perfume_shop, заказать коллекцию с доставкой на ЯМ! А еще некоторые духи из постоянной коллекции доступны  в Лондоне, в Bloom Perfumery London! Так что будете в Ковент-Гарден — заходите попробовать: 4 Langley Court.

 

 

Три из пяти

на etsy отзыв на набор из пяти моих ароматов: «Buying this sample set was the easiest way to turn an average week into an adventure. I decided that I’m going to try one fragrance per day, apply it early in the morning and then try to really understand it. What ingredients do I recognize? What associations come to my mind? What does it make me feel? Eventually, I just loved 3 of them — happy weekend mood of Coffee&Chocolate, silence, peacefulness and concentration of Tobacco Tuberose, patient self-confidence and deep summer feeling of Currant Mood.
PS During all my life I fell in love with only 3 perfumes: Givenchy Play in the city and Hermes Un Jardin sur le Nil and Un Jardin en Mediterranee. Everything else was always such a huge NO. It was surprising that these natural fragrances managed to give me something I could never get from the industry giants.»
ВАУ!)) три из пяти!

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И, кстати, это хороший повод написать про то, что мы ищем, выбирая духи, чего ждем и на что надеемся. У каждого человека тут свой набор, и, мне кажется, если немного подумать — можно существенно украсить свою жизнь и перестать искать волшебный порошок там где его нет. В ближайшее время и напишу)

Как обычно, в Москве попробовать (и купить) все мои духи можно в Osmodeus_perfume_shop, заказать коллекцию с доставкой на ЯМ! А еще некоторые духи из постоянной коллекции доступны  в Лондоне, в Bloom Perfumery London! Так что будете в Ковент-Гарден — заходите попробовать: 4 Langley Court.