Category: Julien Rasquinet

iris

(image, klick.com) Papillon Artisan Perfumes Angélique. Perfumer Liz Moores, 2013 Naomi Goodsir Iris Cendré. Perfume Julien Rasquinet, 2015 Masque Milano l’Attesa. Perfumer Luca Maffei, 2016 Iris was a key part of the grand ‘orchestral’ perfumes that are now considered dated if not antiquated. Old-school Guerlains like Mitsouko and l’Heure Bleue nested orris root and iris aromachemicals in complex structures. Modern…

Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours, 2012

Perfumer Julien Rasquinet Cuir Velours suffers from the same malady as its sibling, Bois d’Ascèse.  The problem isn’t the fragrance, it’s the strategy. So let’s get the perfume out of the way.  It’s a waxy, fruity leather.  Less soapy than Serge Lutens Daim Blond, more spiced than Robert Piguet’s revived Visa.  A pretty fruit/leather that smokes and drinks.  Very nice,…