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Oh, yeah! Gelis is right: Fragrances can also be exhausting!
That doesn't make them any less beautiful, but they sometimes leave us exhausted (well, who wants to miss the exhaustion of pure passion).
And then it's decelerate, seek, find and enjoy the silence, recharge the batteries.
After Roja's "Enigma pour Homme" (see here) accompanied me yesterday with its vibrating, demanding liveliness through most of the night (was that what I wanted?), I was looking for a fragrant antipole this morning.
A scent that regenerates the senses lying on the ground, that balances them again and tunes me in to the still young day.
The samples from Gelis last fragrance letter have still not migrated into her organza bag; they are still on the table: so what could be more obvious than to look for a suitable companion there.
Sometimes carelessness (or let's call it "laziness") also makes sense.
I found Lorenzo Villoresi's "Iperborea" and I found an idyllic place that invites me to stay and relax. I'd love to follow him.
Wide green fragrant meadows: colorfully interwoven by the most diverse early summer flowers, surrounded by lily of the valley and cyclamen: both faithful companions of an awakening nature and not stingy with their scents.
Of course the lily of the valley pushes itself forward again; but even the harsh cyclamen does not want to stand back. Together with the bloom-impregnated meadow green, a fragrance melange emerges that is fresh and green and reminds of the past: of quiet grace, almost old-fashioned politeness - nothing is loud or intrusive.
The fruits that now appear do not change this either: their aromas remain in the feel-good realm, with the ripe peach at the top being light-footed and very charming.
So far I have been surrounded by purity, a fragrance clarity that appears with a fine but firm brushstroke in a painting of harmony.
This elegant, feminine heart note is a perfect match: spring flowers, whose youth and exuberant joy appear flattering on the skin, a proud, delicate magnolia - they all enjoy the new life, which they greet with a lot of feeling and even more cheerfulness.
That goes here also completely without "Bohei": to my astonishment also mimosa and again the lily of the valley (both are known to like to anger and persevere!) adjust to it. You avoid anything that is loud and intrusive.
After so much tender, softly flowing airiness, the scent now brings something less etheric with it: Musk and white flowers give this composition a physicality reminiscent of the here and now: "Hey, enough dreaming! Back to life!"
But the tenderness of the orange blossom facilitates this return; a cushion of fragrance of its delicate aroma appears - a kind of air cushion, as a buffer against the everyday, sounds, restlessness!
Jasmine blossoms lie as a filigree white lace veil on stacks of wood, the composition of which is not recognisable to me.
That doesn't have to be the case either: "Iperborea" is simply the ideal company for this day.
This enchanting scent leads for unfortunately too short time into a country behind ... yeah, where are you going?
Behind the Seven Mountains, behind Forest and Field, behind Mountain and Valley?
Oh, it doesn't really matter: I follow this friendly, successful fragrance that simply pleases me! Without a doubt and without questions!
"Iperborea" draws an idyll in pastel colours with corresponding scent and sound.
Thank you, Gelis, for this gift: it's just right for this morning!