Imaginary Authors Eau de Parfumes - Original, Intoxicating Scents that Transport You
If you have an avid book-lover on your list this holiday season, forget trying to get them a title they'll like or don't have yet - get Imaginary Authors Eau de Parfumes.
The depth of these scents is as intoxicating as the novel you can't stop reading and as uniquely curated as the collection of books on your shelf. Each scent comes with its own backstory, but don't be surprised if you come up with a whole new character and storyline once you've worn these rich velvety scents that never overwhelm the senses - instead just drawing them in.
The ingenuity in this line is staggering. Where else would you find fragrance notes that include evening air, the Month of May, asphalt, bull's blood, walnut bitters, oak barrels, fresh tennis balls and clay court , old growth and mountain fog, warm sand, and burnt match?
Here are my impressions:
Violet Disguise - I imagine old books mingling with warm fragrances such as balsam, amber, plum and violet. Like a pristine library that has cared for by a beautiful, educated and very feminine woman. The scent is intoxicating and could be worn day or night.
The Cobra and the Canary - If I could roll up all the boys I went out with when I was younger who donned leather jackets, smoked heavy cigarettes and splashed expensive cologne on before our dates, this would be it. But before you go thinking it's all dark and dense, let me assure you thank to notes of lemon, tobacco flowers (not to be confused with tobacco - it's fruity and floral) and orris root which smells like violets, it is still very ladylike and graceful. It's as complex as the boys I went out with, and a little bit like having them near me all over again. Sigh.
Bull's Blood- Close your eyes and imagine the time between Christmas and New Years, when everything is bustling with cheery merriment, but otherwise eerily quiet at various points throughout the day. When the snow crunches under your boots like thin meringue and the sun stuns with its intensity. That feeling when you're at a holiday party and the room stirs with the scents of fir, candles and possibility. This fragrance is all that, but available any time of year. Which is why you'll want to spritz this dazzling blend of patchouli, rose, costus root, tobacco, black musk and bull's blood, no matter what the season.
Yesterday Haze - Subtle and creamy, this is one of those scents than when someone pulls you in for a hug, they linger, they inhale deeply and without fail, will lean in even closer. This union of fig, iris, cream tonka, tree bark, walnut bitters and orchard dust evokes satin and lace, sheer glee, love and meaning.
Memoirs of a Trespasser - Compelling madagascar vanilla, guaiacwood, myrrh, benzoin resin, ambrette seeds and oak barrels coalesce into an ambiance of autumn, dried leaves, thick cords and deep, passionate discussions about politics over a dark liquor such as scotch, whisky or bourbon.
The Soft Lawn - If French green had a scent, this would be it. The fusion of linden blossom, laurel and ivy leaves, vetiver, oakmoss, fresh tennis balls and clay court simply exudes spring, summer and the feeling of innate joy that accompanies them.
Cape Heartache- The first thing I detect is strawberries. Which isn't used in fragrance very often. So it gives the scent a uniqueness and unusual quality that you can never quite put your finger on. But as the perfume develops and warms, a woodsiness appears (thanks to ingredients of douglas fir and pine resin) and then it becomes something you just can't live without.
Falling into the Sea- Sunshine and youth. Limoncellos on a yacht. Salty ocean water and warm, soft sand clinging to your skin. The first stages of love when you can't concentrate because they're there, or because they're not. Utter anticipation for things to come.