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Perfumed Love Affairs

02/14/17 10:01:55 (6 comments)

by: Sandra Raicevic Petrovic, Dr. Marlen Elliot Harrison, John Biebel, Bella Van der Weerd, Sofia Shang

There are so many different types of love. As we all are different we also feel love in so many ways. Most of those ways are connecting us despite their diversity with strong yet invisible strings. Then, we thought, why shouldn't we translate certain types of love in perfume affairs. Give them the main roles in our stories and describe a passionate, mature, childish, poetic or platonic love, or maybe a love at first sight, a dramatic or a friendly love while choosing the perfect match in perfumes for each role. What will happen if perfumes fall in love?

We imagined the situations and places and gave to each perfume we chose the part of a human soul that actually deeply feels the other perfume's soul. We accented their characters and personalities. All the odors and leading notes in the compositions helped us in our stories to enrich our personal views and romantic settings.

We invite you into our Valentine's perfume affairs and feel the atmosphere and joy surrounding our love story characters and their perfect loving bond.

 


 

SANDRINA

SANDRA RAIČEVIĆ-PETROVIĆ
 

DEEP LOVE BETWEEN THE SEDUCTIVE KAJAL POUR FEMME AND THE CALM, STRONG AND RELIABLE PUREDISTANCE M

Puredistance M, Kajal Pour Femme

They know each other so well. Deeply connected, trustworthy, understanding. Their love grows with time and both of them are focused on the special moments they share together. Each detail of her is precious to him...

A peaceful afternoon. A winter scene and a fireplace warming the living room. She is touching up her makeup while preparing to go for a walk with her friends. Black eyeliner is her signature with a hint of a blush, smelling like powdery irises and velvety violets, which he adores on her.

A few very fragrant lemon biscuits are filling the air with joy and their freshness, together with a deep and intense black coffee smell. Bold and calm, he is sitting in the darker corner of the room in a very comfortable leather chair, keeping the hot coffee cup in his hands, while thoughts of his new business venture cross his mind. He enjoys looking at her while she is working on her makeup, carefully following each move of her hand.

She finished her coffee and left the room, leaving her fragrance and presence deeply in his mind.

They both have a very strong and passionate character but to others they look sometimes cold and distant. They understand each other with a one look in their eyes, and share an unconditional trust in each other. The scents in the air give the impression of the united power of the feminine and the masculine. She keeps her power in powdery irises, a musky coat and sunny citruses and he complements her with the scent of soft leather, tobacco and cinnamon. They share perfect moments in time, so simple but so deep.


 

SOFIA

SOFIA SHANG


BOND NO9 CHINATOWN (a poised, beautiful, nicely made-up, proper office worker, a secretary maybe) and MARK BUXTON SEXUAL HEALING (a charming, gentle, sometimes eccentric artistic director). These two have a past and an exhilarating, theatrical, yet a bit melancholy kind of love.

Bond No9 Chinatown, Mark Buxton Sexual Healing

Her porcelain smooth face smells of light, creamy, white floral and warm powder, lacquered magenta lips have a trace of umeshu sweetness lingering. Sitting in a tacked-away bar in which 80s music and live jazz are playing, she is already a bit tipsy from the scent of spice incense burning in the nearby corner, the intoxicating sandalwood fans and silk cheongsam deco hanging from the ceiling, and most of all, she is intoxicating herself in anticipatory thoughts of meeting up with her and all the possibilities…

Like a juxtaposition of carnal and virginal charm, she is dressed in a tuxedo, and a top hat in hand, just like how unexpectedly handsome, theatrical yet gentle she was when they first met backstage. "You still find osmanthus amusing, don’t you?" Like a magician, she announced her presence by dropping a tiny bunch of delicate osmanthus gently to her empty umeshu glass. The floral mixed up with the residual fruity smell exudes something so sweetly cheerful. Yet the smell of her top hat creeps in, warm, resinous and a bit animalistic, cozy yet a bit suffocating at moments.

‘Shall we?’
‘We shall.’

Five years without any communication, they are still great at reading each other’s minds and finishing each other’s sentences. As they are walking into the midst of the night, she can’t help but spotting her lace-top stockings through the slit of her silky dress… Rationality, past, future, does anything matter when the present is just great chemistry that has been denied for too long?

 


 

BELLA

ANNABELLA VAN DER WEERD
 

UNEXPECTED INFATUATION OF THE SOPHISTICATED RAMON MONEGAL UMBRA AND DREAM WORLD FAIRY GIRL TAYLOR SWIFT WONDERSTRUCK.

Ramon Monegal Umbra, Taylor Swift Wonderstruck

She couldn't be more different than him. The guy with the crisp white shirt, even after a full day at the office, the perfect haircut, the calm and collected aura, respected, admired, desired from afar. The fresh blast of vetiver from the morning has become dry, herbal, slightly mossy with a tonka contrast to give it a spicy-sweetness and the geranium adding an herbal sharpness. He's classy, mature and elegant, and seems right where he's supposed to be at his mahogany desk finishing up on the last piles of paperwork.

But his eyes keep wandering off to the window. He doesn't want to miss her walking by, the girl in the purple dress and the black cloak. Her strawberry blond curls that are peeking out from under the hood moving up and down with every step she takes. He imagines her walking into a fairy tale forest, where she becomes one with the flowers, berries and fresh green leaves. He inhales deeply, as if to smell her youthful, carefree sweetness.

The berries slowly have allowed vanilla to come in. A magical sandalwoody creaminess leaves him suddenly besotted, dizzy, yearning for her gaze. He bounds up from his chair and scrambles to the window. His phone rings. She's gone.

 


 

MARLEN

DR. MARLEN ELLIOT HARRISON

TWO MEN, INTENSE AND SOPHISTICATED BUT EACH WITH THEIR OWN PERSONAL STYLE. A ROMANCE BETWEEN DIOR FAHRENHEIT ABSOLUTE AND DIOR EAU SAUVAGE PARFUM.

Fahreneit Absolute and Eau Sauvage Parfum

They say birds of a feather flock together and as such, these two gentleman knew they immediately had something in common. Not only were they from the same heritage, the land of Dior, but they also worked together at the same institution of learning, the University of Demachy. Moreover, they each had similar scholarly interests in exotic, resinous aromas; it was their love for myrrh that most united them.

Strong of character and with traditional inclinations, they were both experts in their field. They had worked hard over the years to establish themselves and their names were renowned.

Two Men Contemplating the Moon by Friedrich

Two Men Contemplating the Moon by C.D. Friedrich ca. 1830

However, the fact that opposites attract also holds true and though they shared commonalities, they each had their own distinct point of view. Sauvage was a bit older, had been around the block a few times and was slightly more classic in his overall presentation of bergamot and vetiver. Fahrenheit, a good 20 years younger, was more progressive and edgier with his penchant for violets and petrol. Still, the two knew upon first meeting that they would make a perfect pair.

They were at their best together when night fell and the moon ascended. The cool chill of an autumn evening made them happiest and they often took strolls at dusk to contemplate life, love and the moon.


 

JOHN

JOHN BIEBEL

THE BEGINNING OF ROMANCE -  ENTREPRENEUR AND CLERK, OR THE PRINCESS AND THE LABORING MAN: CHANEL BEIGE EAU DE PARFUM, BURBERRY LONDON FOR MEN
 

CHANEL BEIGE, BURBERRY LONDON FOR MEN

Each morning, our career-focused, financially steady entrepreneur, we’ll call her Nicole, dresses quickly, but puts on a dab of perfume. She only has a few perfumes, and each one she has chosen very carefully. She’ll only wear serious perfumes; feminine perfumes. Flowers and just a bit of delicate sweetness, but nothing flirtatious, overpowering, or silly. After all, she’s a businesswoman, and she wants to be taken seriously, she says to herself. This morning, she reaches for Chanel Beige. It goes with her upswinging blonde hair, and the dark suit she’s wearing.

Yet as Nicole leaves her apartment and races to work, she thinks, “I’m dressed, put together very neatly today, feeling quite in charge of my life, but I’m not very happy.” The cloud-soaked skies mirror her mood, but then, she enters the lobby of the building where her small publishing business has its office. She knows why she suddenly feels lighter: She’s ready to start her work, which she loves, but also, she’ll see a familiar face. The flashing smile and dark eyes of the man at the front desk, Horacio.

He is also ready for his day, dressed well, and wearing a scent that he selected carefully. He emits the smoky embers of Burberry’s London for Men. He rarely wears anything else, and Nicole looks forward to this sharp bloom of pipe tobacco and lavender and spices that greets her in the morning. “I wonder if his father smelled like this, too?” she asks herself, thinking that he must be a man of some tradition, even though he’s clearly trendy and fashionable. Somehow, the pleasure of seeing him gives her a bold energy she hasn’t had before. “Horacio, may I ask what you are wearing?” she says. He’s more than happy to respond, and says in reply: “Only if you will share the secret of what you wear, too.”

They decide that their conversation may be too long for just a morning chat, and that perhaps, in this cold, wet, February weather, they could manage some time to share a coffee together when their work days come to an end.

 

 


 

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

 



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Annemarie
Annemarie

Oh this is delightful, and has cheered me up no end after a difficult day. Thanks!

Feb
16
2017
Luna_J
Luna_J

Very funny! I was out with my family the other night, and I was wearing Eau Sauvage Parfum, while my son was wearing vintage Fahrenheit...

Feb
15
2017
logicmuppet
logicmuppet

Someone please write about the spark between Smell Bent's "She-Wolf" and Bud Perfumes "Ugly Bastard."

Feb
15
2017
perfumecritic
perfumecritic

This was all Sandra Raicevic Petrovic's idea! She's so creative!!! It was such fun to be a part of!

Feb
15
2017
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Scentsation@wgp

Many thanks to all for the wonderful (and dreamy) little stories...they made my day!! DREAM ON :)

Feb
15
2017
Lazycakes74
Lazycakes74

This is an incredibly charming article! I enjoyed reading every bit from each contributor, how romantic to think of all the possible love affairs one can conjure up from any one person's collection. Sigh...I love the thought of it!

Feb
14
2017

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