Hey Hey Posse Peeps! Aqaysos is a strange name and I’m not fully around how to say it. My best guess is a-Kay-soss but as you know I’m an Aussie and one with only the merest hints of knowledge about language and pronunciation. Pierre says it means Crystal Wood and it doesn’t come up in Google Translate.
Aqaysos by Pierre Guillaume for Huitieme Art 2017
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Spicy notes, fruity notes, woody notes
In the post today I got two carded samples of Aqaysos and I’m going to give myself a spritz from each and give you my first impressions, then I think we’ll do a GIVEAWAY and two lucky people can try it before anyone else. Sound good? I hope so.
The opening is interesting and has an oily citrus and sea air very reminiscent of some of the Hermès Jardin series. As soon as I have written that though the fragrances focus has changed. I am now confronted with a glace fruit and juice extravaganza that is sweet but not in a confectionary way. A seriously adult version of the fruit tingle genre of fragrances like original Lolita Lempicka, Cacharel Liberte and the million other such frags. This has personality and I keep thinking about roses. Through the heart Aqaysos is a little like, but only in passing reference, Calvin Klein Contradiction Woman.
Unusually for what I expect from the Huitieme Art series this is not a gourmand, or even particularly sweet. A cool, wet version of all these things yet managing to maintain a warm welcoming vibe.
The base its much drier, more warmth has infused Aqaysos and it becomes a more spicy, smoky, heated event, at one point smelling exactly like fresh toast and marmalade. The sheer genius of creating these mini stories within a fragrance that from a distance smells comfortable, powdery and woodsy.
Pierre sent us this selfie to say “Hi and Thank You Perfume Posse”. Isn’t he the sweetest damn thing you ever saw? I’m hoping to have a catch up with him in Paris or Milan in March, fingers crossed.
Aqaysos Samples GIVEAWAY
WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
This week we will have 2 winners who will receive:
1 x 2ml Aqaysos by Huitieme Art carded manufacturers spray samples
P&H Anywhere in the world
HOW DO YOU WIN?
Please tell me your favourite Pierre Guillaume fragrance and why, or one you’d like to try.
Entries Close Saturday 25th February 2017 10pm and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by random.org
The winners will have till Wednesday 1st March 2017 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit