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Pera’s universe

September 2nd, 2011

“But not in Pera’s universe”… Elena from PerfumeShrine posted a review, an introduction to Miriam and I invite you, my readers, to visit her blog and leave a comment (anything goes, just a hello). The reasons:

First , her review puts the fragrance into context.

Second, because she runs a draw and you might want to take your chance to win samples and be the first to smell Miriam. Thus, please follow this link to her post.

On another happy note: I visited the hairdresser today, getting all nice and shiny for Florence, and Pitti Fragranze. The result is as always….stunning. I look different, and smell like a gigantic peach thing. Not bad, though. On my way back, I thought in a couple of perfume reviews where the reviewers were comparing fragrances to the scents of shampoo and usually negative.  I am not sure. I feel there are a lot of wonderful shampoo scents out there. So I walked back and realized that making the fragrance for a shampoo might actually be a much bigger challenge than a perfume that you spray on skin.

The shampoo scent needs to be cheap, I mean: real cheap. And it needs to smell nice. I mean really nice. If I had to do a shampoo scent, I would have a hard time. I am glad I do not have to do it. I create my scents always without budget tag in my head. The sky is the limit, almost.

I wish you a lovely weekend. And I thank you all for following me and Brian on our journey through fragrant land and moving pictures.

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13 Responses to “Pera’s universe”

  1. Irina says:

    It’s really starting, then..
    good luck, Andy

  2. quimerula says:

    Good luck indeed.

    I really like the idea behind the line, and now that I read the review (I already am a follower of Perfume Shrine) I just can’t wait. Sounds like a real vintage!

    My sister’s name is Myriam (she was named in Switzerland, hence the “Y” (my mother says, I don’t know about that)) and I am very sad to say that she’s not a fumehead (you should have seen her face smelling Dzing! and Miel de Bois). I will let her try your perfume and see if she likes it, unless I like it a lot. In that case I won’t share it. Maybe I can be selfish.

    And the bottle is just gorgeous!
    So pretty that:
    1) makes me want to try the perfume even more (I can see a set of samples coming my way, with Zeta and the PentaChords when Miriam comes out).
    2) I had to place a bid for a Baccarat perfume bottle for my beloved Une Rose Chyprée. Don’t blame me for wanting a vintage packaging for the scent, please.

    Best of wishes, Andy.
    I really, really admire what you’re doing.

  3. Persolaise says:

    You’re totally right about the perfumes that go into shampoos… and fabric softeners and detergents and air fresheners. I’m sure they all need to be extremely cheap, and yet some are so distinctive and compelling. The one that always comes to my mind is Badedas.

    Have a great weekend.

  4. Andy says:

    Good evening, Irina
    indeed, after a year, more than a year, finally, the first real things happening.
    It is a happy and a frightening moment. Frightening, because there is no way back.

  5. Andy says:

    Thank you, Quimerula!
    On 1) (unfortunately) although I make tons of Miriam samples these days, Miriam samples will not sell through my site. I will not be an online shop for Tableau de Parfums. That’s the plan for the moment at least. We start in the US with Luckyscent and Evelyn Avenue and move on from there. Slowly….
    on 2) this is one of the top scents fitting with a decent Baccarat bottle. I have no problem with that. In the contrary. Enjoy and good luck for your bid :-)

  6. Andy says:

    Yes, Persolaise, badedas, duschdas, airxz, you name it… even standard cleaning fluids need to smell properly :-)

  7. Olfacta says:

    Badedas — called “Vitabath” in the U.S. — is still available. I recently found a huge bottle — a litre I think — at a discount store for $14.95. Of course I bought it! But I wonder if this means it’s going away or being reformulated, as presence at this discounter often does.

    Back in the 70′s here there was a shampoo called “Herbal Essence” that was like a perfume, full of things I’m sure are either too expensive to produce or regulated to death now. Every now and then it comes up on the blogs and fora. Everybody loved it!

  8. hotlanta linda says:

    L`Occitane`s shea butter items are scented w/ jasmine and ylang – may have mentioned this before – but it is NICE! VS alot of icky scents – Huey Lewis and the News “Sometimes Bad is BAD“!! :-)

  9. Andy says:

    Fragrant greetings, Olfacta
    I have an uralt flacon or Marc Aurel, a cheap discounter body lotion from the (guessing) 80-ies. It smells heavenly. Sometimes, from time to time, I open it and smell it. It reminds me of so many things and it so….different to what you get today.

  10. Andy says:

    Fragrant greetings Hotlanda LInda
    Talking shea butter: that’s another line I am following in the labyrinths of my head. I wish to do body butters and oils. That would be soooo cool! And indeed, Sometimes bad is bad :-)
    Be a nice girl over this weekend, though. Will you?

  11. hotlanta linda says:

    Chuckle!!! I will be at your online store tomorrow ordering a Discovery set – because that is how the nice girl celebrates her birthday!! :-) PLUS we are to be getting really good RAIN starting tomorrow for 5 days – AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Our 2 trios of mighty oak trees are having brown leaves too early due to drought!! So rain is a great gift! The Beatles `Rain` :-)

  12. Bellatrix says:

    The best smell on my hair and hairdresser is sea water. :) And my hair always looks perfect afterwards. :)
    Good luck with Florence. :)

  13. Thanks for announcing! (Just back from extended weekend).

    At my hair salon they use a professional shampoo that smells deliciously of bitter almonds. Mmmm. I need to ask the brand name.

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