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6 boozy perfumes for New Year’s Eve

How unfair is it that Christmas is preceded with 4 weeks of Advent anticipation but when the time of festivities finally arrives, it’s gone in a blink of an eye? This year Christmas passed particularly fast due to a fact that those special holidays overlapped with weekend. Well, it’s different every year so maybe next time Christmas will result in more free days. Lucky me I’m on holidays, not going back to work until the end of the year. Despite Christmas is a matter of past now, you still probably have a lot of food left. Enjoying a good meal can make Christmas last a bit longer.

Just after Christmas everyone has another thing to look forward to & that’s a celebration of New Year’s Eve. Personally I was never a fan of that night, never went (and never was invited) to any party on 31st of December. But people love it and I bet they’re already thinking about where to go and what to wear for the occasion. But I’m not here to give a party or fashion advice. Instead I’ll give you a few ideas of fragrances you might want to wear. Since it’s the last night of the year I thought what you need is a perfume with a kick… and with some booze. Here they are:

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  • Let’s begin this list with one of my favourite brands and their early 2014 release, shall we? Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant is a twist on a traditional cologne theme as that’s what the brand is proud of doing. This particular one is additionally inspired by a mixture of gin, champagne, lemon juice & sugar, known in a cocktail world as French 75. As soon as you apply this perfume on your skin you’ll smell those ingredients and how playful they are. It’s a happy and zesty scent with light boozy character. Great for a house party!
  • Another perfume that I am very fond of that had to find its place at a list like this one is Liquides Imaginaires Dom Rosa. It’s a part of Eau Sanguine trilogy dedicated to great wines. Dom Rosa is in fact inspired by Dom Perignon Rosé. Opening of this perfume is very fizzy and uplifting, you can almost feel champagne bubbles burst on your skin. Addition of pomelo and pear make it feel more fruity & watery while rose in assistance of frankincense and woods complete the fragrance. Dom Rosa is also a more quiet option.
  • When I first tried Parfum d’Empire Ambre Russe I didn’t like it but when I came back to it few years later I thought it’s a nice scent. If I had a decant I would probably use it up one day. This one attacks you with a shot of ice-cold vodka as soon as you spray it. This impression then subsides & transforms into spiced, leathery amber of great sillage. There’s also a hint of champagne in it! Ambre Russe is stronger than previous two so apply more gently. How about a costume New Year’s Eve party with this perfume?
  • One of the nicest perfumes I tried this year was Masque L’Attesa. Not only it is an extraordinary iris fragrance that connects floral, buttery, rooty and earthy aspects of iris note but it also contains this unusual CO2 extract from beer that was blended into L’Attesa together with champagne accord. It smells weirdly alluring when you smell bubbly champagne that gradually becomes more yeastish until if finally reveals iris, sandalwood and leather notes. It’s a perfume with lots of glamour, so how about a fancy ball room party?
  • Nishane Fan Your Flames will have the biggest booze impact of all fragrances on this list. It starts innocently with a creamy coconut but after a few minutes it releases a huge portion of rum that overflows from this perfume. Boozy and sweet like molasses it becomes even more defined with support of tonka. Tobacco gives it a velvety and smoky climate of an old jazz club so perhaps it should be worn to some New Year’s Eve jazz concert?
  • Last but not least we have Arquiste The Architects Club. In this fragrance juniper berries together with angelica create a realistic impression as if a glass of gin & tonic was standing in front of you at the bar. The fragrance is then joined by lemon and bitter orange, as if they were bites to neutralize burning alcohol in your mouth. Ambery and guaiac wood notes that create this perfume give it a retro vibe – smoke, old wooden tables and chairs. At the same time it feels suitable for more places than just a bar. How about greeting 2017 under the sky, at some square where there is some party organized?

Do you like fragrances that have some booze? Do you have any favourites? And what are your plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve this year?

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Pop the bottle, Les Liquides Imaginaires Dom Rosa

Les Liquides Imaginaires is a perfume line that is not really widely known in the fragrance world. Established by Philippe di Meo in 2013, it kind of remains in the shadows. The brand doesn’t advertise much, its availability isn’t wide. But this perfume house doesn’t need all that. The quality of the fragrances is so high that I understand the idea of not going into the massive distribution. Few months ago I told you about Fortis, while today I have a totally different story for you – a one tale from Eau Sanguines trilogy, a trio of perfumes inspired by the iconic alcohol beverages.

Dom Rosa is a perfume inspired by the most iconic of all the champagnes in the world – Dom Perignon. This perfume begins with the most accurate, more realistic champagne accord I have ever experienced. The uplifting and slightly fruited scent of the drink also has a specific tartness and a little bit of balsamic qualities. As it accepts the warmth of the skin it starts to bloom beautifully on your skin. It is so mouth-watering and delicious that it’s hard not to lick your wrist, really! You can smell the pure joy in this perfume and you can feel the sparkling and fizzy charm of the composition. You can almost smell the bubbles floating up from the surface of your skin and how they burst with happiness few centimeters above your skin, releasing the champagne aroma.

The accord of sweet pomelo adds a lovely touch of juicy flavor, creating the luxurious concoction with champagne. At first sniff I have mistaken the note with pink grapefruit as the smell was balanced very well between the elements of sweet and bitter. At 30 minutes mark the rose appears. A beautiful Damask rose with soft and velvety petals, in a color of pink with a light shade of orange on the edges. I gives the full and luscious floral aroma which is both rich and airy.

The progressing evolution of Dom Rosa makes the notes of pomelo, champagne and rose to interact more and more. At some points these notes are entwined in such way that it’s really hard to determine where one note starts and ends. The edges between the singular chords are blurred and now they’re united in a one being. And this being is very delicious and pretty. When I smell this perfume I immediately want to smile big. After 1 hour first woody elements appear in the composition – they’re very light and transparent, without much substance to them, which is a good thing for this perfume.

Later on the accord of olibanum appears on my skin. It was used in Les Liquides Imaginaires Dom Rosa in a generous way but it doesn’t contain the salty vibe that I usually get from this note. Instead it emanates this cold and distant feeling of being reserved. Like ice cubes floating in the glass of champagne, creating occasional ringing sound as the cubes bump onto the glass. In this perfume the creator also used some cloves. This might sound weird and not suitable here but it is suitable.

The gentle spiciness with a hint of sweet (think cinnamon sweet) fits in the blend of Dom Rosa by introducing the brand new flavor – this note also highlights the rose note which is the main ingredient of this composition and it deserves to be in the center of attention. Cloves help you to focus your attention on rose once again. Gaiac wood (not an oud, it’s not the same!) brings a little bit of substance to this sparkling Les Liquides Imaginaires perfume. This accord can often dominate the fragrance but here it somehow adds dimension and depth to the champagne rose, without effusing much of its own scent.

The drydown appears few hours later and it provides another change in the perfume. All of the sparkling bubbles are mostly gone, leaving the rose alone – now it’s pale, dewy and a little bit aquatic/watery. The fresh twist is the addition of pear note which adds a soft and slightly sweet scent – fruity, a little bit green and aldehydic but most of all – effervescent. It also reminds me of JUL ET MAD Stilettos on Lex, which was another great perfume featuring pear accord.

Vetiver and cedar provide a woody stage in later drydown but their aromas are muted, so that the scented molecules don’t appear in full volume, what would break the general idea behind Dom Rosa which was meant to be a happy perfume which is light and surprising. It starts by effusing a really nice and big but not overwhelming scent cloud that leaves a perfumed trail even a few meters behind the wearer. The longevity is good as well. After 3-4 hours it becomes much closer to the skin. I featured this fragrance in my top 6 summer chillout perfumes because each time I wear Dom Rosa I visualize the summer evening at the seacoast, while I sit at the cafe near the pier and sip some pink champagne (Dom Perignon of course).

Dom Rosa – Eau Sanguine for Les Liquides Imaginaires is a perfume developed by perfumer Sonia Constant. Pink-colored juice evokes the champagne rose both in a matter of color and smell. It comes in 100 ml bottles and the design matches the other 5 scents in the line. Simple bottle has a nice metallic cap with the brand’s logo (it looks like Uranus planetary sign). The magical and spiritual inspirations are clearly visible in this design. The perfume is worth exploring for sure.

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