Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sonoma Scent Studio: Nostalgie

Sonoma Scent Studio Nostalgie embodies the scent of a by-gone era.  Have you ever wandered the disheveled aisles of a musty antique store only to spy the cut crystal call of a vintage perfume bottle? This very scenario has happened to me more than once but alas, when I pick up that bottle I discover it is empty, only holding the vapors of the long ago worn scent. Spirits of bergamot, jasmine, oakmoss and patchouli whisper their stories under my nose, teasing and taunting me. Thankfully, Laurie reconstructed the queenly fragrances of the past, using their sculpted bones but molding them  with softer rounded curves and light. Modern takes on vintage fragrances are trending right now, so Laurie was well ahead of her time in the making of this beautiful chypre.

Notes: Aldehydes, Indian jasmine sambac absolute, Bulgarian rose absolute, peach, violet flower, violet leaf absolute, tonka, French beeswax absolute, natural oakmoss absolute, aged Indian patchouli, East Indian Mysore sandalwood, leather, vanilla, orris, myrrh, vetiver and musk. 

Golden aldehydes, velvety crisp, lift off of creamy jasmine and plush rose petals. The soft fuzzy nuzzle of peach adds ripeness to the petals and the violet leaf contributes a fresh green realism to the bouquet. Immediately, Nostalgie can be recognized as a burnished treasure trove of elegance skimming the surface of the skin like a veil of gold leaf, shimmering and glowing. Beeswax and oakmoss lay a bronzed edging to the golden top notes with their honeyed wild fougere musk. Tender tendrils of ferns and feral forest plantlings, that include patchouli and the orris root of iris, unfurl their natural perfume in secret, in greens and golds and bronze. Softly spiced amber and sandalwood trace copper glints with a soft patina as a finishing touch to the art that is Nostalgie. 

This fragrance is heavy on natural ingredients. The projection is pretty good, with a healthy sillage and a lasting longevity. 
1ml dauber- $4.50
3 ml spray- $13.50
5 ml travel spray- $21.00
17 ml bottle- $55.00
34 ml bottle- $105.00

This feel like a special occasion fragrance. I would wear this to weddings or moments that I would love to mark and honor with a meaningful perfume. 

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