Still Life 2011

Still Life by Olfactive Studio
Bottle Design Camille Toupet
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Still Life is a perfume by Olfactive Studio for women and men and was released in 2011. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesElemi resinElemi resin
YuzuYuzu
Pink pepperPink pepper
Black pepperBlack pepper
Sichuan pepperSichuan pepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesGalbanumGalbanum
Star aniseStar anise
Base Notes Base NotesAmbroxAmbrox
RumRum
CedarCedar

Ratings

Scent

7.3293 Ratings

Longevity

6.3201 Ratings

Sillage

5.7206 Ratings

Bottle

7.4172 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 13.01.2022.
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TomThumb
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Vibrant summer beauty
With the first whiff that unfolds on my skin, I am completely absorbed by this perfume. Still Life is invigorating and euphoric, but also subtle and elegant. The fragrance exerts a fascination, whereby it remains extremely long tasteful and accordingly wants to be perceived.

First develops a citrus character of intense, lovely freshness. The yuzu inspires, as it brings in unobtrusive and at the same time special flavors. So I smell a little mango, tangerine and tangy lemon zest with -oils. This has a nice substance and is purely ethereal. Then, with fine harmony, the anise lays down under the yuzu and smells sweetly delicious. Pepper comes out again and again, although it remains implied.
In any case, a spicy and warm note emerges in the course, a hint of sugar liqueur enters and the fragrance becomes soothing. Although this phase lasts quite long, the character remains fresh and summery.
Eventually, the citrusy acidity emerges and settles like a gentle veil over the woody resin. In this very pleasant way, the fragrance persists for the rest of its life.

I like the natural freshness of the yuzu and the cozy, warm undertone of the perfume. For me, Still Life is an extraordinarily successful summer fragrance.
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Modesty
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Jiu-Yuzu
So if that's yuzu, then there was some other ingredient in the sample bottlings before.
In a bottling of Acqua di Parma it had made me not grad mood.
But here it is clearly the increase of fresh. It is also the first fragrance in which I can actually understand the association to the fizzy. But that is meant here postively.
On a warm day like today comes there a neat freshness kick from the wrist angeweht.
All other citrus fragrances that I have, I see rather fruity, be it Arancia di Sicilia or Zagara or Mandarino di Amalfi Eau de Parfum .
In the color spectrum, these aforementioned fragrances are yellow to orange, but Still-Life is yellow, almost white.
Then comes some calm with the heart notes, light creaminess or a touch of spice, but the fragrance remains straightforward.
I would wear the scent on really really warm days, where a hint of that yuzu keeps popping into your nose with every step or body movement.
A real alcoholic rum base I have not directly warmer, of course, a slightly sweet base. The fragrance has crept out with me rather slowly.
But still with a touch of the "effervescent effect"
No green , no herbs.
So he has definitely still earned a place on my shelf.
He moves in any case on the watch list.
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ColinM

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Half-baked...
Still Life by Olfactive Studio opens with a catchy citrus-fizzy note, a bit plain but lively and zesty, with silky and slightly creamy neroli/orange nuances, then an odd sort of greenish-mossy “warm” accord, a bit metallic and a bit salty (calone?) with a sort of sweaty-shady substance but at the same time fruity, which I can not really identify (I read the scent shall contain notes of galbanum, elemi, spices, perhaps the way the three of them are elaborated creates this weird soup-ish accord - especially because of galbanum). Finally, sandalwood and resinous notes on the base. I don’t get the boozy note, at least not that clear. Overall, despite the peculiar opening, the scent quickly turns into a quite conventional and mono-dimensional fragrance with no particular interest whatsoever, basically a fizzy citrus-green scent with spices, floral nuances, resinous-ambery-woody notes and overall sweet-creamy texture – a sweet Oriental, in short. The only variation which may still keep your attention alive is “that” odd accord, which won’t go away for quite a while, providing a (to me) fairly unpleasant metallic-sweaty-salty nuance, halfway spicy and rotten with an odd, warm fruity feel. Not that far from some 1990’s masculine scents, the spicy-sweet ones, almost smelling like a sort of half-creative, half-insulting cut & paste collage of some key notes like citrus, woods, spices, resins. Intriguing at first (just to see “where it is going”), then (once you realise it’s basically going nowhere) a bit boring and unsubstantial, yet overall not that bad. Fun to try if you have the chance to.

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Sherapop

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Sherapop
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Bright and Inviting Green Citrus
Olfactive Studio STILL LIFE opens white and bright and as a matter of fact LUMIERE BLANCHE would have been an excellent name for this composition! Once it settles a bit, the green citrus presents itself front and center. I was attempting to guess the notes and decided that it must be petit grain. According to the hierarchy, what I'm "really" detecting is yuzu and galbanum. That's okay: the important point is: green citrus.

STILL LIFE smells very nice for what it is and I believe that it is stronger than the other members of this series, an impression which is confirmed by the 77% alcohol content as opposed to 80% listed for all of the others. The overall effect is similar to my nose to compositions such as Banana Republic W or Bond no 9 EAU DE NEW YORK, although this particular green citrus appears not to contain any flowers whatsoever. In the drydown I am able to detect the elemi and pepper as well, which sets this creation further apart from the floral citrus crowd.

Overall, STILL LIFE is a fine and refreshing unisex scent. Probably best for spring and summer, though it could certainly be worn in cold weather to lift one's spirits!

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ItchynoseItchynose 3 years ago
7.5
Scent
Bright and luminous yuzu with a hint of resin and spice in the background. Almost edible citrus.

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