Wednesday, January 9, 2008

I'm Comin' Out

I want to jump for joy.

Paul Smith for Women (2000) Perfumer: Arthur Burnham, (who also created Inis, and other perfumes for Fragrances of Ireland)
The first thing that hit me was the blackcurrant note, mixed with some citrus and fresh clean slice of pear. Then the peppercorns kick in, and the scent gets sparkling. A truly unusual scent. The heart of the scent is a very soft floral bouquet, (lily of the valley & freesia) and a strong tea note, which makes the scent feel unisex--the woodsy, patchouli base is warm, all 'tea & pepper'

"Ev'rybody's building the big ships and the boats,
Some are building monuments,
Others, jotting down notes,
Ev'rybody's in despair,
Ev'ry girl and boy
But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here,
Ev'rybody's gonna jump for joy.
Come all without, come all within,
You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn."
--Bob Dylan