The long, lost cousin of Divine's L'Homme Sage Like many of the newer Serge Lutens' fragrances, Baptême du Feu seems created to have a gentler, less conspicuous personality. There's none of the oak leaves and dirt of Chene, no Fleurs d'Orange flower bombs, and certainly...
Northern Thymes A few days ago I visited my favorite local book shop and was surprised to find the owners now stock the Thymes' line of candles, room scents, bath products and perfumes. I've used their candles for years but didn't have a clue the company made perfume....
That was strangely compelling and not of this world. At times the singer seemed to throw in a bit of Sprechgesang which is not something I associate with early music. Thanks for the trip across the centuries. :)
Dear Grey! Thanks for the lovely welcome back. :) I wasn't aware of Mussorgsky's Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba Yaga) and enjoyed listening to it very much. My research yielded a version by Andrej Hoteev, who claims to be true to the original manuscript: https://youtu.be/siU5fLuV-AA
The perfume, which is rather good, is supposed to capture Baba Yaga, representing the act of facing one's fears and, if successfully doing so, reaping the respective reward, as depicted in the russian fables - which I still love.
Hope you are well. xoxo
I hear what you're saying, but at the same time I don't think you should judge the note based on the way it behaves in Sécrétions Magnifiques, which was created for the sole purpose of causing a commotion among fumies, IMHO. There's a milk note in SL's Jeux de peau and it's actually quite lovely. :)