Sumptuous beauty, Coolife Le Sixième Parfum

Does a perfume name play significant role when you’re making choice of your scent of the day or when you’re planning to add something new to your collection? I can’t say that it’s a meaningless matter to me. In my opinion the name of a fragrance should reflect the style of the entire composition, the mood it creates when you wear it. It can be completely abstract or can give a hint regarding what’s hidden inside. Names that use only numbers or letters usually don’t work for me.

That said, there’s an exception to any rule, right? That’s the case of Le Sixieme Parfum by Coolife. Its name only indicates it’s the sixth fragrance in brand’s range, which doesn’t really say much. It attracted my attention due to the fact that right off the bat it opens with a luxurious iris note. Forget a delicate, watery iris that is gentle. Le Sixieme Parfum has the power of iris concrete. Right from the start it effuses a buttery goodness that smells oh so good that you will not want to stop sniffing your wrist. It combines so many different textures. One time it’s more creamy, the other time more buttery. At some moments it smells more rooty with an earthy undertone and sometimes there’s even something mineral, ashy about it (reminding me of Aedes Iris Nazarena) just a little bit.

Iris is the obvious star of Le Sixieme Parfum. It’s in the center of attention for at least 1 hour on my skin. Later on I start to detect other floral tones. There’s a whole bunch of osmanthus that adds this elegantly powdery feeling that feels lightly floral. After a while it transforms into something reminiscent of green tea leaves with usual fruity smell of ripe apricot. It’s a luscious, mouth-watering smell. In the meantime iris is still very present, now starting to become more woody. Around 1,5 hours mark this Coolife perfume warms up, become a little bit more resinous & balsamic but it’s still full of light. This effect is obtained thanks to Ambroxan. At the same time it adds a sensuality.

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Top notes of lemon and bergamot, that theoretically should appear at the very opening of the composition, they emerge this much later & it’s only a glimpse when they both appear and fade away. A whisper of citric zestiness is the only trace they leave behind. As we’re progressing towards base notes, Coolife Le Sixieme Parfum becomes more solid. It was solid from the start thanks to a thick, delicious iris but now it gains even more body. Cedar gives a woody facet that is sort of aromatic. There’s something sappy & resinous about it. Addition of suede make this perfume incredibly comforting. The fuzziness of a layer of suede feels very cuddly and fluffy.

The base has a little bit more of seductive oomph to it. There’s some labdanum in there – it gives that smoky facet that somehow feels very inviting and sensually warm. Patchouli creates depth in Le Sixieme Parfum & this depth is something that draws you into this fragrance, making you want to completely immerse in this scented abyss. Continuously iris makes this perfume ultra luxurious & elegant. Final touch to the scent is a little bit of musk which provides a carnal pleasure, a skin-to-skin feeling of two bodies entwined. It’s seductively wild, yet wild with good manners and excellent taste.

Learning that Le Sixieme Parfum was created for Coolife by perfumer Luca Maffei explains a gorgeousness of this fragrance. Luca has done some outstanding iris before (L’Attesa for Masque) and this one represents the same, top class mastery of the precious ingredient such as iris. Additional notes I didn’t detect include pink pepper and jasmine. Le Sixieme Parfum is available in eau de parfum concentration in a 50 ml bottle size. Longevity is wonderful & sillage is moderate, becoming smaller after a few minutes. If I turned you into iris lover, you need to try it!

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26 thoughts on “Sumptuous beauty, Coolife Le Sixième Parfum

  1. Jillie says:

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention, dear Lucas. Seems like a beautiful, shape-shifting scent. I don’t know Coolife at all so I am now going to investigate!

    • lucasai says:

      My pleasure Jillie. Le Sixieme Parfum is beautiful, a little bit boudoir type of scent.
      Knowing that you like Chanel Misia, I’m sure this Coolife is made just for you 🙂

      • Jillie says:

        Although I wore Misia yesterday and got slightly annoyed with it by the end of the day – something “floury” or “ricey” about it as time passed by; I haven’t noticed that before. Now I think I only like its opening when the peach is juicy and the lipstick rose and violet hum. Later they diminish and I’m left with that strange note – maybe it’s the powdery nature that is putting me off at the end – although powder is usually something I like. Odd. Now Le Sixieme seems to be much more appealing!

  2. Holly says:

    Many thanks for having turned me into an iris lover! Apparently I can’t get enough, so I tried Le Sixieme recently and love it. Thanks for your beautiful review for this gorgeous perfume!

  3. rickyrebarco says:

    Hi Lucas, This sounds beautiful!! I have been trying to keep up with your posts, but I’m way behind. Husband had surgery so he’s been keeping me busy doing all the errands. I will definitely give this one a try. Along with the Masque L’Attesa 🙂 Have a wonderful Friday!

  4. shelly says:

    Your comment about names is interesting. I know there is one company that takes joy in being provocative with names and even more in related sales material and it makes me walk away. Otherwise names are neutral for me, a good one does not make me buy and one I cannot pronounce (which is many) does not bother me much now. Few ever really describe the scent in any way, or if they do only one aspect and there are so many layers to a scent.

    • lucasai says:

      There is one brand in Germany that gives names to their perfumes that are more like codes, for example “eo01” what kind of name is that? Of course content is most important but I like nicely sounding perfume name too

  5. shiva-woman says:

    I enjoyed reading this because names do and don’t matter. Sometimes a name is so appropriate, lovely and beckoning like Salome by Papillon. Other times, I’m left bewildered by the name but still like the fragrance.
    What I don’t like and WON’T buy: numbered perfumes. Can’t stand it. Seems lazy and it doesn’t help my memory. L’Artisan’s mon Numero 10 ticked me off with the other “numeros.” What IS it? I can remember, envision, and dream of a name.
    Now, 1740 Marquis de Sade by Histoires de parfums is entirely different: a story, a time, a person. I generally avoid perfumes with numbers, except HP. If it’s a choice between a niche/indie “Number 7” random something, and another perfume indicating by the name a forest walk, a culinary delight, a field of flowers, an exotic place–that’s the one I’m at least sampling and may wind up going FB.

    • lucasai says:

      Thanks for chiming in with your point of view. I know what you mean. Myself I also like Histoires de Parfums for their names are not only year-dates but also different personas.

  6. HanneA says:

    Wow, this sounds, lovely. Beautiful review. Names do matter to me and perhaps would carry greater impact if I knew more foreign languages. As silly as that sounds, many times I can’t even pronounce the fragrance name that I’m reading lol
    A glimpse into my mind would showcase a very bad(albeit funny), unending episode of “misheard/misread songs” Only the perfumer version. Ha! 😉

  7. Undina says:

    Judging from your description and reaction to this perfume, I’ll like it too.
    While names are somewhat important to me (don’t like numbers/codes 😉 ; do not like pun, vulgar, etc. names;), this one doesn’t bother me because I do not recognize it as a number. To think about it, even English Sixths wouldn’t bother me (No 6 would!) 🙂

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