Hey Posse. Roses! My favourite note in perfumery (today anyway). There is something compelling about a beautifully set rose in a fragrance. It’s like the main stone in a necklace, perfect on its own but even better when placed perfectly with other sones to lift it. Diamonds have adamantine lustre and Lustre by Hiram Green seems to pay homage to these sparkling beauties. In his blurb he doesn’t mention it, “Imagine the sun rising over seemingly endless fields of roses in the heartland of Bulgaria. Soft, golden rays of sunlight tenderly encourage the delicate pink petals to release their delightful scent.”
Lustre by Hiram Green
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Bulgarian rose, Citric notes, Iris, Frankincense
The roses in Lustre are so glamorous and thick that they create a fog of fragrance. It’s like drowning in petals and broken stems. Rich and intoxicating, I don’t know how Hiram has created such density of scent. This is how I imagine Snow White would smell to the woodland creatures and why they all came to flock around her. It’s utterly mesmerising.
A juicy, rich rose fragrance that wears like a diamond studded shawl. Rooty iris has a slight wet cardboard depth and I don’t really smell the resinous incense because my nose is filled to overflowing with roses. How does a “natural” perfume do this? None of that dark, boggy thing that so often accompanies the genre. Here we have a fragrance full of life and light. It’s freaking magic.
Lustre even has decent longevity and smells wonderfully rosy till it’s gone, ready for a respritz. I know you can tell by my rave review but I really love Lustre, it’s bloody amazing. I bought my bottle for full retail and will do so again when it’s empty.
Have you tried Hiram Green’s fragrances?