Strange Invisible Perfumes Fire and Cream was launched in September 2009 with notes of orange, orange blossom (neroli), tuberose, frankincense, white lavender, vetiver, sandalwood and patchouli.
This opens dry and, um, hay. Well, there you go. I adore the SIP base, that natural, slightly bitter smell, then she had to go and toss hay that’s been warmed by the sun all day in there – this is the equivalent to tossing gasoline on me. For those of you who haven’t been reading this forever, that’s a good thing — nay, a great thing. The smell of hay is the wrapping in my head that encloses every great, comforting memory I have in my life, and it immediately transports me into the best, happiest place in my head. This has a lovely lavender note that’s incredibly light and lilting, not sure if it’s a lot different from normal lavender or just how it plays with the incense and other base notes. The incense is not a big player in this. I also smell the orange, neroli and tuberose at the edges of what is still just lusty, heady hay in my nose and head. She created this inspired by an evening summer sky. She must have been laying on a big pile of hay.
I know, this happens to me. If some combination of notes puts me in hayville, it’s all over with. I only smelled the Strange Invisible Perfumes Fire and Cream edp, and it has decent lasting power. Anyone try the extrait?