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Late Summer Releases Sampler

Your late summer pick-me-up is here!

 

You’ve been wearing your lighter-weight perfumes for a while now- 

and you’re ready for something different. 

 

We present you with a wide range of families, notes and moods.

Late Summer Sampler

The Les Cocottes de Paris trio is the new chapter by Anaïs Beguine (of Jardins d’Écrivains).

The perfumes tell the memorable stories of three nineteenth-century French courtesans:

La Castiglione‘s combination of notes is utterly unique, ranging from citron and mugwort to licorice, myrrh and styrax. A ride to the fascinating darker side…

Melle Cléo is an unusual floral for those who prefer no sweetness. It is fresh and delicate in a substantial sort of way.    

La Belle Otero opens with a sweet neroli/fig tempered by the spice of pepper/ginger. Violet and a dry iris evolve into a woody dry down. Its progression is captivating.

 

Framboise Noire by Shay and Blue made its debut this week. With notes of black raspberry, Iris pallida, white oud and dark woods- all perfectly balanced to prevent it from becoming too sweet or fruity. Darkly noir.

An Air of Despair was just launched by Josh Meyer at Imaginary Authors. This limited summer edition focuses on cedar, with saffron and musk working their magic to provide an ode to the outdoors.

Jul et Mad‘s new trilogy of perfume extraits, Les White, continues their line of modern, refined fragrances using the best of ingredients. Madeleine and Julien enlisted the assistance of award-winning Luca Maffei to create Néa and Garuda. Nine-Shar’s nose is Sidonie Lancesseur. 

Garuda is as smooth as metal, as warm as saffron and as exquisite as the Cambodian oud in its heart. Its fruit and spice opening combination leads to an oud accord that is modulated by saffron and rum. Its base of smooth and comforting woods extends its silky warmth.  

Nin-Shar opens with a rich bergamot + rose liquor blend. Turkish rose and Egyptian jasmine become evident in the heart, continuing the display of the rose’s soft, floral petals to the green leaves, steam and thorns, and all the way to the roots with the earthy, woody base of oud, cedar wood and sandalwood.  

Néa is composed around a gourmand accord with rich oriental influences. A beautiful fruit combination of date, pomegranate and plum opens the scent, eventually accented by rose and jasmine. It progresses through a woody dry down, finishing with its gourmand vanilla/benzoin/tonka bean flourish.

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Perfumes

Summer Kick-Off!

 

We’re ready to welcome summer!

Join us and choose your new favorite summer scent that will put you in a light and breezy state of mind.

Cefiro– A bit of spice added to the floral garden that will leave you wondering who smells so good.

Brezza di Mare – The elegant, understated scent of sea and sand.

Cologne du Maghreb– For those looking for a true classic cologne… with woody contrasts at the back end.

Copacabana– Sunny, breezy, tropical. A mini-holiday on the beach. This solid perfume has added skincare benefits: moisturizing shea butter and free from parabens and alcohol.

Aqua Sextius– A full blown citrus-fresh beginning with the added bonus of heart and base notes that not only add to its beauty, but also to its longevity.

Neroli Blanc Eau de Perfume– Celebrate the essence of summer with the orange blossom at its peak.

Sicilian Limes– A full liquor hit of a salt margarita, complimented by lime, rosemary and moss.

Samples are prepared fresh in .7 ml. glass vials with dauber.

With the purchase of the Summer Kick-Off Sampler Set, you will receive a coupon code for $10 off one full bottle purchased from the Sampler Set.

Click HERE to place your order.

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Perfumes

Lily of the Valley

One of the first flowers in May is the beloved lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis).

With its fresh, green, earthy beauty with honeyed undertones, it has been a favorite fragrance for centuries.

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Lily of the valley is grown in cooler climates and prefers the partial shade of a woodland setting. It spreads via its underground stems called rhizomes. It can take a few years to get established, but once it is, it will spread far and wide.

According to Elanour Sinclair Rohde, in her book, The Scented Garden, “The lily-of-the-valley is, I think, the very first of the flowers whose scent is a true summer scent, for the May lily, as our ancestors called it, never flowers till the bitter winds we so often get in late spring are over. When the lily of the valley flowers we know in truth that summer has come.”

 Lily of the Valley 2 Its flowers hang, with each bell consisting of six florets with edges that turn back into six small scallops. While there is no honey in the flowers, there is a sweet sap stored in tissue at its base which is very attractive to bees. They also visit to collect its pollen.

Lily of the valley flowers contain extremely minute amounts of oils, making them too labor intensive to pick as each floret opens at different times. Any perfume with lily of the valley notes means that it is a combination of other natural oils, such as rose and jasmine. There is no lily of the valley absolute or essential oil.

Hydroxycitronellal is widely considered to be the aroma chemical material closest to the scent of Lily of the Valley, although its use is limited by IFRA restrictions to 1% of the finished fragrance.

Diorissimo, composed by Edmond Roudnitska in 1956, is generally referred to as the gold standard for lily of the valley perfumes.

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At Indigo, our favorite lily of the valley perfume is by Floris London. Lily of the Valley was created in 1847 and is a true soliflore that is as close to the real flower as one can get. Its sillage and longevity are medium. It is a refreshing floral to wear on a spring or summer day. It is also the perfect office fragrance.

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Perle de Mousse, authored by Bertrand Duchaufour in 2012 for Ann Gerard, is an artistic interpretation of lily of the valley. It is a memorable green chypre that begins with green galbanum and bubbly aldehydes, with a heart of lily of the valley, rose and tuberose. Its base notes include ambergris, musk and vanilla. Its longevity is outstanding, its sillage is very good.

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Stilettos on Lex is a lively fruit and floral bouquet that starts off with pear and plum liquor. Lily of the valley joins the heart notes, along with rose, heliotrope, iris and carnation and is followed by a base of musk, patchouli, vanilla and Atlas cedar wood.

What is your favorite lily of the valley scent?

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Perfumes, Upcoming Events

A Gift For The Athletic Mother

 

 

The Athletic Mother benefits from a fresh scent with a big pick-me-up like Aqua Sextius (Jul et Mad) with its sophisticated, fresh green piquancy of an outdoor day,

or Zazou (Sabé Masson) invigorating citrus notes complimented by its woody dry down.

Of course you can always opt for a gift certificate.

To ensure sufficient time for delivery, all web orders should be placed by Wednesday, May 6th.

Complimentary gift wrap is available.

Please let us know if you would like it in the Special Request box during checkout.