- Jan 1, 2005
Papillon is one of my favorite modern houses. Everything Liz Moores creates is done beautifully and bottleworthy, IMO - so it's intriguing to me that, while I'm not usually drawn to lighter fragrances, Liz has expanded her sensibilities in a new direction. Blind buy in July, coming right up!
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I love Dryad. It's one of three of hers that I own. Bengale Rouge and Anubis being the other two. Salome was great, until the dry down. It went all wonky on my skin. I blame the cumin. Oddly enough, I usually love cumin, but I now understand how some people hate it.I also love the house. Anubis is a super unique stunner with a performance that fits the scent superbly (a dense but appropriately close sillage that does not fatigue the nose and you as well as others close enough can smell all day). I have not smelled anything that reminds me of it. Dryad is a fresh and elegant greenish chypre with a slightly powdery tone (I admit I‘m far from being a chypre expert). Salome I still have to wear again, but was impressed the first time.
So all in all, her creations seem to be of great technical and compositional skill and I will definitely try this. The notes sound right up my alley. Only thing I‘m a little concerned about is the shelf little, as I have no other experience with purely natural perfumes.
Big Papillon fan :smiley:
I love Dryad. It's one of three of hers that I own. Bengale Rouge and Anubis being the other two. Salome was great, until the dry down. It went all wonky on my skin. I blame the cumin. Oddly enough, I usually love cumin, but I now understand how some people hate it.
Anyway, I think Liz is a genius. Love her scents. Love that she is an animal lover. Love her ethos. And she's gorgeous!
Btw, although she does use a high percentage of naturals, she uses synthetics too.
Everyone should check out Papillon's Facebook page. She recently posted a video talking about Spell 125.
She's kind, too. When customers email her, she writes back reasonably quickly and in a warm, friendly manner. She and her perfumes are among the best in the business.IAnyway, I think Liz is a genius. Love her scents. Love that she is an animal lover. Love her ethos. And she's gorgeous!
That's for sure! I'm not crazy about pine at all, yet - had it not been for the price, which I don't begrudge the house - I would have blind-bought this one based on the lushness of Claire's description, alone. Truthfully, I'll probably go ahead and do it anyway. I'm such a sucker for evocations of incense, Egypt, and mystical rites of passage; flickering flames against rock walls, every word of Liz Moores' brief and Claire's seal of approval.She's so freaking good at it that she makes me want to immediately buy whatever she's extolling, even when I can tell from the notes that it's not something I'd even enjoy!
Did you receive it yet? Fingers crossed!i bought and look forward to it!
Still waiting for my sample but as one who enjoys Dryad this sounds like a winner.