A Lab On Fire has launched Hallucinogenic Pearl, a new floriental violet leather fragrance.
The air is warmed and stilled, the sky a hazy shade of blue. Here, free of all restrictions we stay up too late, rise too early, just to be here. Here, the gaze focuses, then looks past. Here, a sense of genuine divinity is felt between skin tones and Venetian blonde, leather and lace. And more, much more than this, we do it our way.
Hallucinogenic Pearl was developed by perfumer Émilie Coppermann. The notes include ambrette seed, bergamot, pink pepper, violet, Iriseine De Laire,* orris, suede, blond woods and musks.
A Lab On Fire Hallucinogenic Pearl is available in 60 ml.
* For more on old De Laire bases, see Bases are the basis of modern perfumery... Notes on Jean Kerléo's conference at the Osmothèque at Grain de Musc.
“between skin tones and Venetian blonde”
I’ve been grading student papers, and I have a phrase for writing like this.
The phrase is “HUH?”
Do mark their copy and send it back
Blonde woods. This is fairly common, no? Hmmmm. Wondering if there is such a thing as brunette woods? Or auburn woods? Pretty sure there is no such thing as grey woods????
Blond woods: “wood”
Brunette woods: oud, gaiac.
Red woods: cedar
Grey woods: “driftwood”
Well, color me surprised! Thanks for educating me because I had no idea ????????????
You know I made all that up, right? But it’s how I think of the terms in perfumery.
Gasp! You made it up?! But you are my Source of All Perfume Knowledge! I don’t know who to trust now…????
LOL! Thanks, Robin, for this!
This smells either fantastic or terrible. No in-between.
I am having trouble working up to your degree of certainty
Florientals are pretty gutsy fragrances to me, and this sounds great. The brand has some nice perfumes, and the name is evocative if not edifying. But so many florientals must be a private pleasure, since it’s hard to find a consensus on any one instance. I hope it’s great.
“Here, free of all restrictions we stay up too late, rise too early, just to be here. Here, the gaze focuses, then looks past…”
Huh erhm. At first glance looked like a wonky translation from italian to english. But then i realised A Lab on fire is from USA…
Oh and that packaging. Poor Venus, poor Botticceli!
I wonder how that meeting went…
“yeah we will use the famous painting for the packaging, but we want to be original and unlike the other 1000000000000 products her face is shown on. So we just put an ugly drawing in front of it” ????
“Floriental violet leather” = I’m in!
The ad copy sounds as if the writers has indulged in some hallucinogenic pearl before writing it. Then again, most perfume ad copy sounds like that.