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.
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!