Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 20 November, 2013 0 comments

Noblesse Luxe Publishing

FRAGRANCE REVIEW


                          SWEET ANTHEM PERFUMES
              A tiny Shop with a BIG heart


   Sweet Anthem Handmade Perfumes located in Seattle, Washington is a tiny perfume studio with huge ideas that transcends to classic named fragrances, a bit on the wild side scents and a studio full of indie brand scents that makes this studio larger than life.

    Meredith Smith, a young talented perfumer and owner of Sweet Anthem Perfumes creates scents that are 100% vegan while offering an elaborate Bespoke service.

    What I love about Meredith is her passion for helping out indie brands by allowing them sell their creations at Sweet Anthem Perfumes. This proves to me that Meredith is not afraid of competition and is helping this ever growing indie market of perfumers.

  I tip my hat off to Meredith because it is businesses like this that shine and in this case help indie perfumers make a name for themselves and get recognition.

 This holiday season Sweet Anthem Perfumes presents O HOLY NIGHT, a collection of NEW fragrances and restocks that give a message of warmth for frosty days ahead.

 The collection consists of 8 beautifully described scents that will make your mouth water from Moroccan mint and Turkish mocha to Maple sugar.

 O HOLY NIGHT collection comes in classic bottles of several sizes and with also for sampling too.

 Think of starry nights, glistening trees and then think of O HOLY NIGHT by Sweet Anthem Perfumes.

 ANITA
 Top Notes: Moroccan Mint, Peppermint
 Heart Notes: Coffee
 Base Notes: Turkish Mocha, Vanilla

HIPPOLYTA
Top Notes: Lemon Leaf
Heart Notes: Osmanthus, Lotus
Base Notes: Tobacco, Opium, Vanilla

LUCILLE
Top Notes: Sea Salt
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Linden Blossom
Base Notes: Amber, Rosewood, Tonka Bean

MADELINE
Top Notes: Pine, White Ginger
Heart Notes: Black Currant, Immortelle
Base Notes: Cognac, Sandalwood

MARGUERITE
Top Notes: Absinthe, Mint
Heart Notes: Lavender, Mimosa
Base Notes: Leather, Olive, Tobacco

PHOEBE
Top Notes: Maple Sugar, Snow
Heart Notes: Lavender
Base Notes: Dirt Tobacco, White Amber

REBECCA
Top Notes: Ginger, Pear
Heart Notes: Blue bonnets, Honey, Moroccan Fig
Base Notes: Agarwood, Amber

SOPHIE
Top Notes: Benzoin
Heart Notes: Black Currant, Neroli
Base Notes: Agarwood, Amber

For more information on purchasing go to www.sweetanthemperfumes or make an appointment to visit the studio!

Photo: courtesy of Sweet Anthem Perfumes







FMH


Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 05 November, 2013 0 comments

Noblesse Luxe Publishing

FRAGRANCE REVIEW


                                                                    ZELDA
                                           The Fragrance of a Movement



 I was honored to be a judge for the first annual International Artisan Fragrance Salon Awards in San Francisco, California this past summer. It was a competition of indie and natural perfumers to submit their latest creations of aromatic excellence in this unique and ever-growing industry of fragrances.

I had the difficult task to give my opinion of what was considered the "Best Of"...in certain categories.

I had the task of a sniff here and there, wearing scents day and night and ponder ing over several weeks of what I felt the International Artisan Fragrance Salon considered the "Best Of".

One of my selections and vote in regards to the Best Of...went to ZELDA EAU DE PARFUM by En Voyage Perfumes. ZELDA EAU DE PARFUM created by Shelley Waddington who in my opinion had the difficult task of composing a fragrance that tells the story of a woman who in my opinion entered a marriage out of love but wanted to maintain her own vision as a novelist, short story writer, poet and dancer.


Zelda Fitzgerald
ZELDA EAU DE PARFUM tells the story of ZELDA FITZGERALD, the wife of  F. Scott Fitzgerald, an American novelist and best known for his book titled, THE GREAT GATSBY.

How it must have been hard for Mrs. Fitzgerald to be a writer in her own right and then be married to the man who has written on of the greatest books.

ZELDA EAU DE PARFUM is brilliantly composed of dark, sometimes a little harsh and lavishly portrays a soft side of Zelda Fitzgerald.

Born Zelda Sayres in Montgomery, Alabama rose into Southern Society and out-glitzing those born into southern privilege told her own story from the beginning and never stopped to this very day.

Shelley begins the life of Zelda with a roaring of spices that kept me intrigued because I knew there was more to the story. It continue to blossom into a time of grandeur with streaks of creamy magnolia and effervescent floral blossoms that meant to me that Zelda was at the height of her career.

I loved how Shelley swept my heart with the real meaning and at times very sad life of Zelda because Shelley never stop telling the story by using darker scents of amber and vintage musk to represent how Zelda must have wanted at many times to run away in the depths of disappear.

However being dubbed by her husband as "the first American Flapper" in the 1920's is what made Zelda Fitzgerald become an icon in the 1920's.

Vanilla used in the base of this scent is one of my most favorite scents that means to me to go on and live on. It is the second most expensive spice and it is richly used to portray Zelda having strength in what was known later of a tempestuous marriage with F. Scott Fitzgerald.

ZELDA EAU DE PARFUM, is supremely a look into a life of a female writer who had a passion for dancing and wanted a more glamorous life for herself  in the Jazz Age but still wanted a marriage, too.

I finally had time to watch the 2013 release of THE GREAT GATSBY starring Leonardo Di Caprio.
I wore ZELDA EAU DE PARFUM while watching it. It gave me a sense of Zelda through a remarkable fragrance that lasted for many hours and the longer I wore it more notes jumped out at me.

The Sandalwood was so enticing and faithful. I loved every moment of ZELDA EAU DE PARFUM.

This is why I choose it as BEST FRAGRANCE. It is a fragrance so elegantly composed of a women's complicated life. It is a fragrance that tells the life and story as a remarkable masterpiece.

Shelley Waddington, owner and perfumer of En Voyage Perfumes was honored with the TOP ARTISAN FRAGRANCE SALON AWARD GOLD by the International Artisan Fragrance Salon for ZELDA EAU DE PARFUM. Congratulations Shelley!

TOP NOTES: Spiced Italian Bergamot, Spices, Iranian Galbanum
HEART NOTES: Creamy Magnolia Blossom, Garden Florals
BASE NOTES: Smoky Amber, Vintage Musks, Vanilla, Balsams, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Mousse de Chene

                           www.envoyageperfumes.com

                            ZELDA EAU DE PARFUM  0.6 OUNCE $65.00 USD


Photos: Zelda Eau de Perfume courtesy of En Voyage Perfumes and photo of Zelda Fitzgerald courtesy of awhf.org






FMH


 

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