Hi Posse! Another new fragrance that come in my latest First In Fragrance order is 11. My lucky number. I was so excited to see it as one of the frag titles in the range, even though I find naming by numbers boring, hard to remember and uninspired. It’s the picture of the bottle that really lured me in. It’s a beautiful, modern interpretation of the Boss Orange bottle. That brown/amber glass must be ready for a home fashion resurgence any time now.
11 by FO’AH 2018
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Sichuan pepper, Sicilian lemon
Heart: Lily of the valley bud, Palm tree
Base: Amber, Musk
A sizzling freshie. You can really feel the heat coming off the pepper and the lemon provides an excellent counterfoil. It’s fun, fizzy and feels very clever. This opening does not last long enough, I wanted it to go on and on and on.
The heart is a vegetal green version of lily of the valley. This crew has cut out all the challenging bits and kept it clean and sappy. I like the way they’ve done this and am presuming ( because I’m unsure exactly of how a palm smells) that they’ve used palm as a calming influence. Suddenly lily of the valley becomes unisex. There’s a synthetic feeling component in the mix that I know but can’t place, it’s not over used in fragrance but it does pop up and it seems to be rounding the edges of everything.
Within the first 30 minutes most of the fireworks have died off and we are left with a modern, simple laundry musk, a soft focus greenness floating above it and a synthetic, metallic ambergris underneath for interest.
Nice, safe, unchallenging and perfectly office friendly. I can imagine people wearing this for the first 30 minutes of pure self pleasure on their way to work and then making their way through the day still smelling very good but office appropriate.
What do you wear for office appropriate?
Portia also writes for Australian Perfume Junkies