Helloooooooo Posseeeee! Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies with a new to me favourite that I grabbed in a collectors clear out. We are in Summer down under but the weather really can’t decide what it wants to do. Yesterday was 36 degrees celcius (97F)in Sydney and today around the 19 mark (66F) and rainy. So choosing a fragrance that lasts more than five hours can be a chancy thing, unless you find something that changes its whole personality through the lifespan of the scent like Week End.
Week End by Parfums de Nicolaï 2009
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Peppermint, sweet basil, tarragon
Heart: Lily of the valley, jasmine, ylang-ylang, galbanum, green apple, cardamom, helional & calone molecules
Base: Leather, cedar, white musk
Week End’s tart green opening is herbal and fun, fresh without being generic and clean without a hint of laundry. Week-End seems the perfect name for this lovely frolic through a kitchen garden in cool sunlight, I can even imagine hordes of little insects being caught in the light and looking for all the world like fairies sparkling. Just the name evokes lazy sun filled afternoons laughing with friends around a table groaning under the weight of food, wines, china, crystal and elbows. Even through the heart when the bouquet arrives Week End is tempered by green-ness though it is a sweeter, softer and less twangy green. A green that has been relaxed considerably by lilyOTV/jasmine/ylang and a slight seaside breeze, not fishy but ever so subtly marine.
There is a cool resinous wash that flows through during this lovely heart, it dances through and around the flowers and leads us down the meandering garden path to meet a romantic tryst dressed in a very old, well loved leather jacket.
Photo Stolen Wikipedia
Week-End is excellent, it goes from cool, to resinous/salty/floral and then musky leather. There is no appreciable warming of the fragrance through its life but the mood does change significantly. From snappy green to pretty beach house bouquet and then into lived in lover. A great ride especially good for changeable days.
If you want more frag chatter then come on over to Australian Perfume Junkies, we’d love to see you there too. Before you jump over there though, join the conversation here. I love to read what you think on this or any frag related subject.
Have you tried Week End? What were your thoughts? Would you wear Week End only on the week-End? My answer is no, I would wear it anytime.
See you soon,