Heya POSSEEEEEEE PEEEPS! Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies with one of the much hyped and chatted about Explosions d’Emotions set released this season by L’Artisan Parfumeur: Skin on Skin. I’m in early this week because Patty has something EXTRA SPECIAL for you later, no I’m not telling.
Skin On Skin
by Bertrand Duchaufour for L’Artisan Parfumeur 2013
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Iris, suede, leather, saffron, whisky, lavender, rose, musks, skin effects
This seems to be my favourite of the three releases, I found Deleria too overbearing for day to day wearing though it is interesting and an excellent version of fruity floral, Amour Nocturne is beautiful and I loved it instantly and was sorely tempted by it on repeated wears (caramel, orchid and gunpowder are a killer combination) but in the end I found myself returning again and again to Skin on Skin. Iris/saffron pop out at me first slightly tempered by soft leather, it’s cool and vegetal, green and waxy with an astringency that reminds me of brand new patent leather shoes.
After the initial WOW everything seems to meld together beautifully giving me a dense wash of bouquet with the leather holding up the back end. Dense wash is the best way for me to describe Skin on Skin because there is plenty of air between the notes and they are never in your face, even with lots of spritzes but the sillage is excellent and when you sit for a minute you tend to radiate calmly but insistently. The notes play as a combination and though I have each one picked here it’s more fun to enjoy the ride and float because the ride is a slow progression from the opening to dry down, linear is an unfair assessment because though everything is there Skin on Skin just changes each notes volume throughout. Then it gradually fades to dusky softness that never really reaches a skin scent before it disappears.
On my skin I get around 5-6 hours which is good for the notoriously short lived L’Artisans, but bad if you want to change your frag at lunchtime.
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What are your thoughts on the new line, packaging and price point?