Inadvertent replica of Le Labo's Baie 19

NanashiSaito

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Jun 28, 2020
Last week, I got some cosmetics from a department store and they included some Le Labo samples, one of which was Baie 19. After smelling it, it smelled almost identical to an accord I made about six months ago, right down to the number of ingredients. (Although my understanding is the numbers in Le Labo's names are more marketing than facts). The accord was intended to evoke "walking outside after a rain":



IngredientAmount
ISO E Super225
Cedramber225
Hedione225
Exaltolide100
Dihydromyrcenol75
Benzyl Salicylate40
Patchouli20
Cashmeran20
Undecavertol20
Ambrox10
Vetiveryl Acetate10
Cinnamaldehyde10
Heliotropine10
Allyl Amyl Glycolate3
Geosmin 10%2
IBQ2
Safranal1
Safraleine1
Floralozone1

Here's Le Labo's description:

"Truth is…Baie 19 should have been called Water 19. Not that it smells like nothing (though nothing smells like it), but it has this crisp, wet, drenched effect that water gives to the earth after the rain...And there’s a word for that, by the way: petrichor. It’s that magical feeling during heavy rain after a long dry spell, and it’s one of the most beautiful olfactive phenomena in nature. There are many reasons for this, including the ozone in the air, the negative ions, but most importantly the release of oil secretions from certain plants, accumulated after a long dry period. This is what Baie 19 is about: the dry juniper berry , the patchouli, the green leaves... all soaked by a beautiful, luminous, magnetic rain after a long drought. And the joy that comes with it…"

EDIT: I had a brain fart and wrote Benzaldehyde instead of Cinnamaldehyde
 
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