Ava Luxe has launched Hong Kong Garden, a new woody oriental fragrance...
...based around the ethereal Iris flower. The root of the iris known as orris root has a sweet, earthy and somewhat powdery aroma which is very distinctive. The opening notes sing with brilliant fresh verdant hues of cassis, citrus , green grass, and a hint of metallic aldehyde which give it an unusual twist. The top notes give way to heart notes of iris, rose, white violet and musk. The base notes are where the fragrance is most pronounced with deep vetiver, powdery sandalwood, orris, ebony and mosses.
Ava Luxe Hong Kong Garden is available in Parfum extrait or Eau de Parfum. (via Ava Luxe newsletter)
Opus Oils has launched the Fetish Collection, five all-natural unisex fragrances:
Are you feeling a little naughty? If so, then you will flip for The Fetish Collection. Whatever your kink may be, you are sure to find a scent to thrill in this exciting new line of Unisex fragrances from Opus Oils.
Sailor (shown) ~ "Whether crammed in a phallic shaped vessel or riding the high seas like a man in the boat, keeping a tight ship has never been more fun". Featuring Australian sandalwood, cedar, lavender, osmanthus, blond tobacco, black musk and ambergris.
Cowboy ~ "With Love Guns a Blazing, this scent can make you do a triple take." The notes include roasted coffee, hay absolute, wild orange, blond tobacco, patchouli and choya loban.
Toro ~ "Grabbing the Bull by the Horns, both metaphorically & literally, is how this fragrance rages." With notes of mitti/baked earth, sandalwood, vanilla, blond tobacco, tonka bean, vintage patchouli, olive leaf and blood orange.
Spank ~ "This Macho Man is standing tall, ready to take any punishment that's due." Features choya loban, choya ral, vanilla, labdanum, viola odorata, vintage patchouli and oud attar.
Voodoo ~ "Dark and Mysterious is an understatement." Features labdanum, clove, incense, Haitian vetivert, mango leaf, black musk, frankincense, dark patchouli, nutmeg, saffron oleoresin, cocoa, viola odorata and cinnamon.
The Opus Oils Fetish Collection fragrances are available in Parfum, Eau de Parfum and matching body products. (via press release from Opus Oils)
Robin, have you tried the Hong Kong yet? This sounds right up my alley. Can anyone else comment on this one? Bueller?
Hong Kong is a very subtle, rooty, delicate scent, in EDP.
I await my extrait today or tomorrow.
It feels sheer to me, although not simplistic; I might have preferreed a bit more oomph, but that's probably just me.
It will be great in the heat.
S, I have not, sorry! Chayaruchama, thanks for chiming in, it sounds lovely. Any comparison to Prada's Infusion d'Iris?
I think that the Prada certainly pleased Serena, and she's wanted to 'do' an iris scent for awhile.
The resemblance lies only in the sheerness, I feel.
it is certainly worth having, especially at the price point, and quality.
Might have to get this unsniffed!
It does sound VERY tempting.
on one hand, i'm really touched that they use such nice notes to depict Hong Kong (i'm from Hong Kong although I am in London now), on the other hand, I am worried about my finances because my wishlist keep growing (and the only solution I could think of is to move them from wishlist to purchaseD list…)
hope the little one is feeling better!
Chaya, is it sweet? Sweet and I do not get along, but the notes themselves, and your description, sound lovely.
It's not sweet, the way SMN Iris is, or Iris Ganache, or 28 La Pausa; the extrait arrived just awhile ago, and does have more 'oomph'.
I'd describe it as woody/floral/ethereal…
He is almost entirely better, thanks! And I know what you mean about the wishlist. I don't even have time to sample everything that interests me, much less the money to buy it.
Thanks…it sounds lovely…. I feel like I've been confronted by the Borg: Resistance is futile!