I’m certainly no connoisseur on the perfume front. I know what I like the smell of and very little about top, middle and base notes but what I do know is that without the combination these three notes, perfume would lose the romance and beautiful smells that each of these notes bring with them.
According to the perfume wiki page ‘The word perfume derives from the Latin perfumare, meaning ‘to smoke through’ and I can literally picture woman across the centuries walking through clouds of perfume sprayed from bottles whose shapes seem to echo the mysterious yet beautiful fluids inside them!
I can only imagine the smell of the perfume that was once kept in this beautiful vintage bottle and the stories that came with each spray of the fragrance. I’m not sure if I’m more in love with the bottle or the thought of the journey this bottle has been on before it landed in my hands. Either way I think it’s a fabulous find!
I don’t know if I should decant my Issey Miyake or learn how to make my own perfume especially! What would you do?
Fragrance Tip :
You can only test three scents at a go. After that magic number, your senses wouldn’t be able to pick up or differentiate between fragrance complexities. Before you resume sniffing, take a walk around outdoors or smell some coffee beans – they cleanse your scent palate.