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The perfumers of IFF thrive on creative challenges. This is what inspired Speed Smelling™, a scented variation on speed dating. 14 perfumers have less than 7 minutes to seduce the most exacting of juries: the best fragrance editors and bloggers in France. This 2017 Speed Smelling Postmodern collection uses irony, a characteristic of the postmodern movement, breaking codes to better reconstruct them, and for the IFF perfumers to freely exercise their talents as olfactory artists.
The first Kyphi formulated by Dominique Ropion is used here as a base, to be twisted and turned. It is originally branded by a honey accord, containing an LMR beeswax absolute, and an LMR broom absolute. We can also find a strong dose of spices such as saffron, cardamom and ginger. In the drydown, cypriol essence - extracted from a species of papyrus - and myrrh - star ingredient in the antique world - clearly indicate that this product was indeed born on the Nile river. To modernize it, Dominique Ropion adorns it with ingredients then unknown, IFF captives such as Cosmofruit™ - and its sugared fruits notes, which express the grape featured in the original formula - and less anachronistic, but exotic, oud which blends perfectly with cypriol. The audacity of this Kyphi takes us in a time warp, and projects us into the future, as it always has.
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