Portia from AustralianPerfumeJunkies bringing you something brand new to me and, as always, thrilled to be spending some quality time with you before the madness of the silly season has us completely in its grip. We are talking here about an Icelandic artist Andrea Maack and her addition of scent to her artworks, some of these scents have become available for purchase and they have short, opposite/ironic/clever clogs names that make me feel like I’m missing the point. Here is my first,
Sharp by Andrea Maack 2010
Fragrantica gives this ridiculous list of featured accords:
Orange blossom, angel skin, sweet vanilla, white musk, soothing softness
For such a short note list Sharp by Andrea Maack has a remarkably complex fragrance story. The orange blossom is not at all as expected, like they have added some herbaceous spiciness, and the vanilla is an inedible warmth that is fuzzed up by the musk. At once bright and cozy like the smell of brand new polar fleece with dirty, morning bed-hair. There is a sweet indolic weirdness that is at once repulsive and alluring up close but merely pretty and inviting from further away. Sharp seems to be a complete misnomer here and I wonder if that is intentional?
Average to good fragrance life at around 4-5 hours with a linear lifespan that weaves rather than evolves but as it dries down Sharp by Andrea Maack is a musky sweet vanilla. So from an awkward, confronting beginning we get a very soft and floaty finale. Like Andrea Maack’s art it takes a little time to get to know but I feel a FB coming on when I finish this decant which I was lucky enough to snaffle in the 40% off sale a SurrenderToChance.
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Have you tried the Andrea Maack fragrances? Do you think it makes sense to add olfactory experience to visual arts?
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Andrea Maack creating a charcoal picture