Thursday, 29 June 2017

Semiotic Spritz Part 10: It's Complicated...

Perfume's power to disrupt the visual has long been a trope of Chanel's campaigns.


 




  











Saturday, 10 June 2017

You or Someone Like You Review


With an almost aggressive refusal to disclose any notes or materials ('if you need to know what it's made of, don't wear it; You is not for you'*), Chandler Burr's collaboration with perfumer Caroline Sabas is being sold as 'what a Los Angeles woman would wear'. More specifically, it is the perfume Burr imagines Anne Rosenbaum - the protagonist in his 2009 work of fiction You or Someone Like You, wears.
Backstory and marketing aside, You or Someone Like You (the perfume) is modern and green, opening with the smell of fresh cut grass ((Z)-3-hexen-1-ol), here turned peachy/peary/appley with Liffarome and given an interesting minty twist before moving into a simple and uncluttered muguet and Hedione/jasmine heart. A blend of clean, slightly starchy musks and light amber provide moderate fixation. 

*https://etatlibredorange.com/boutique/you-or-someone-like-you/

Nose: Caroline Sabas
House: Etat Libre d'Orange
Release date: 2017
Notes (per Fragrantica): none.