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2015 IFF Speed Smelling™ Collection Sampler Coffret - Set of Ten 1ml Samples

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IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.) recently released just 200 sets of their Speed Smelling™ Collection from 2014. Each year IFF invites a small group of French fragrance journalists to find out what the perfumers at IFF would do when they can create a fragrance when they have no brief and no budget restrictions. This event is called Speed Smelling™. Over the course of one hour, 11 perfumers must impress the jury with a creation that must surprise, seduce and be remembered. This event allows the perfumers to speak about their art and present their fragrances and allows the journalists to get to know the perfumers. (many descriptions are taken from Grain de Musc) Included are ten perfumers(Nicolas Beaulieu is sold out):

  • Aliénor MassenetInspired by a golden sculpture by Olafur Eliasson entitled The New Planet. In information taken from Grain de Musc: The tear-shaped drop (the sculpture) with its metallic and yellow facets called for citrus. In structuring her composition, Aliénor also sought to address the most basic issue of hesperidic accords: their fleetingness. It revolves around an AmberXtreme™ axis (think spiky woods on steroids) to conjure the metallic glint of the Eliasson piece. Its core is built with two citrusy long-lasting molecules, nootkatone – which smells of grapefruit and is contained both in grapefruit and vetiver, and khusinyl, reminiscent of rhubarb and the more citrusy aspect of vetiver. The overall effect is bracing, modernistic and non-linear: mission accomplished.
  • Anne FlipoAn olfactory focus on the pistil of the flower, this scent evokes the stamen's honeyed nectar and pollen, built upon broom flower (honeyed animalic smell), beeswax, orange blossom and rum.
  • Dominique RopionA fragrance inspired by the Taif rose using no Taif rose. A leathery rose fragrance which features notes of coriander, cardamom, pink pepper, blackcurrant bud and ambergris.
  • Domitille BertierInspired by a trip to Rio, this fragrance celebrates the greenery of the tropics – the tallness of the trees (violet leaf), the delicate tropical flowers (white floral notes) and the nurturing power of the soil (galbanum) that feeds this vegetal extravagance.
  • Jean-Christophe HéraultThis fragrance is a bold, sensitive interpretation of mimosa and the many facets and colors of the flower. In information taken from Grain de Musc: “When you discover a new smell, take notes”, the perfumer Pierre Bourdon used to tell his apprentices. The first impression is the best.” Jean-Christophe Hérault recently found the notebook where he’d jotted down his first impressions of mimosa as he was approaching the Massif du Tanneron, near Grasse, where the trees blossom from January to March. Green aqueous (violet leaf absolute) and powdery (iris concrete, with its slight chocolate aroma), then waxy (rose absolute), honeyed (beeswax absolute) and fruity animalic (orange blossom and jasmine sambac absolute), the scent is not quite mimosa, but rather a fragrance built around the template yielded by the deconstruction of mimosa.
  • Juliette KaragueuzoglouA geranium sherbet created to showcase the freshness of a geranium leaf. In information taken from Grain de Musc: The perfumer explained she wanted to showcase the little-loved geranium by turning it into a cologne. A generous lash of IFF’s stellar Rose Essential™ -- a process which concentrates a wider range of aromatic molecules than other types of extractions – adds richness to the minty, frosty blend. This is so bracing, lively and light-hearted it just makes me grin. Which is exactly what I ask from a cologne.
  • Loc DongAs an ode to his grandfather's herbal dispensary in Vietnam, Loc was inspired by natural Cinnamon essence to build a fragrance with this note as its fiery base, building on it with the synthetics ambroxan, cashmeran, and Iso E Super. In information taken from Grain de Musc: Loc Dong has presented a concoction inspired by his herbalist grandfather in Saigon. The scent of a brand-new IFF material, Cinnamon Essential™, “When people were sick”, he explains, “they went to my grandfather, who would give them a blend of cinnamon, rum and guava in a wooden bowl”. The heat of theconcoction would help them sweat out their minor ailments.
  • Sophie LabbéImagining a garden in space suspended among the stars, this fragrance conjures up a cosmic garden that smells of honey, a cloud of ozonic musks, aromatic herbs, carrot and vetiver roots and rose and jasmine flowers. In information taken from Grain de Musc: Sophie Labbe wondered what the garden in a orbital station would smell of. What space settlers would take along with them to remember Earth? Mandarin, basil, lavender, ginger, pink pepper, cassis bnud, but also the pared-down LMR vetiver heart and carrot heart feature in this intergalactic garden, along with jasmine and rose, obviously no perfumer would leave home without them. And a lick of honey, since all of those plants need to be pollenated. The zero-G atmosphere is conjured with an IFF captive, the aptly-named Edenolide™, a highly faceted musk with tremendous volume and enough lifting power to get the whole greenhouse into orbit. A faintly metallic-ozonic-drying concrete note hovers in the background creating a fragrance that is both evocative of vintage fragrances and convincingly space-age-y; a proper fragrance and an eerily dematerialized anti-perfume.
  • Alexis Dadier - With her half-pirate, half-siren persona, cross-dressing Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst inspired this fragrance resulting in a joyful fragrance that features creamy Viennese hot chocolate and shifts to vegetal notes softened with a feminine cocktail of blackberries, rose and iris notes. In information taken from Grain de Musc: Wurst’s native Austria suggested chocolate pastries and spruce-dotted slopes. The cocoa absolute and fir balsam accord, brought together by a dark berry cocktail, conjured both meanings of the Black Forest: the cake and the woods… Strikingly original.
  • Nelly Hachem-RuizInspired by the boudoir, this fragrance features floral and fruity notes that flirt with tobacco, incense and animalic leather tones. In information taken from Grain de Musc: Nelly Hachem-Ruiz has joined IFF’s Paris team of perfumers. For her maiden Speed Smelling run, she drew her inspiration from the plush textures of a boudoir…Though the sassy strawberry candy top note veers a tad recklessly into Pretty Baby territory, it does add playfulness and originality to the velvety apricot-leather accord. Built around osmanthus, hay absolute and carrot heart LMR – a velvety, iris, wood and apricot extraction of carrot seed featured in Mugler’s terrific Oriental Express, also an IFF product – Nelly’s boudoir scent is a stealthy charmer, ending on a musky, white chocolate-y note.

 

 

 


2015 IFF Speed Smelling™ Collection Sampler Coffret - Set of Ten 1ml Samples

IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.) recently released just 200 sets of their Speed Smelling™ Collection from 2014. Each year IFF invites a small group of French fragrance journalists to find out what the perfumers at IFF would do when they can create a fragrance when they have no brief and no budget restrictions. This event is called Speed Smelling™. Over the course of one hour, 11 perfumers must impress the jury with a creation that must surprise, seduce and be remembered. This event allows the perfumers to speak about their art and present their fragrances and allows the journalists to get to know the perfumers. (many descriptions are taken from Grain de Musc) Included are ten perfumers(Nicolas Beaulieu is sold out):

  • Aliénor MassenetInspired by a golden sculpture by Olafur Eliasson entitled The New Planet. In information taken from Grain de Musc: The tear-shaped drop (the sculpture) with its metallic and yellow facets called for citrus. In structuring her composition, Aliénor also sought to address the most basic issue of hesperidic accords: their fleetingness. It revolves around an AmberXtreme™ axis (think spiky woods on steroids) to conjure the metallic glint of the Eliasson piece. Its core is built with two citrusy long-lasting molecules, nootkatone – which smells of grapefruit and is contained both in grapefruit and vetiver, and khusinyl, reminiscent of rhubarb and the more citrusy aspect of vetiver. The overall effect is bracing, modernistic and non-linear: mission accomplished.
  • Anne FlipoAn olfactory focus on the pistil of the flower, this scent evokes the stamen's honeyed nectar and pollen, built upon broom flower (honeyed animalic smell), beeswax, orange blossom and rum.
  • Dominique RopionA fragrance inspired by the Taif rose using no Taif rose. A leathery rose fragrance which features notes of coriander, cardamom, pink pepper, blackcurrant bud and ambergris.
  • Domitille BertierInspired by a trip to Rio, this fragrance celebrates the greenery of the tropics – the tallness of the trees (violet leaf), the delicate tropical flowers (white floral notes) and the nurturing power of the soil (galbanum) that feeds this vegetal extravagance.
  • Jean-Christophe HéraultThis fragrance is a bold, sensitive interpretation of mimosa and the many facets and colors of the flower. In information taken from Grain de Musc: “When you discover a new smell, take notes”, the perfumer Pierre Bourdon used to tell his apprentices. The first impression is the best.” Jean-Christophe Hérault recently found the notebook where he’d jotted down his first impressions of mimosa as he was approaching the Massif du Tanneron, near Grasse, where the trees blossom from January to March. Green aqueous (violet leaf absolute) and powdery (iris concrete, with its slight chocolate aroma), then waxy (rose absolute), honeyed (beeswax absolute) and fruity animalic (orange blossom and jasmine sambac absolute), the scent is not quite mimosa, but rather a fragrance built around the template yielded by the deconstruction of mimosa.
  • Juliette KaragueuzoglouA geranium sherbet created to showcase the freshness of a geranium leaf. In information taken from Grain de Musc: The perfumer explained she wanted to showcase the little-loved geranium by turning it into a cologne. A generous lash of IFF’s stellar Rose Essential™ -- a process which concentrates a wider range of aromatic molecules than other types of extractions – adds richness to the minty, frosty blend. This is so bracing, lively and light-hearted it just makes me grin. Which is exactly what I ask from a cologne.
  • Loc DongAs an ode to his grandfather's herbal dispensary in Vietnam, Loc was inspired by natural Cinnamon essence to build a fragrance with this note as its fiery base, building on it with the synthetics ambroxan, cashmeran, and Iso E Super. In information taken from Grain de Musc: Loc Dong has presented a concoction inspired by his herbalist grandfather in Saigon. The scent of a brand-new IFF material, Cinnamon Essential™, “When people were sick”, he explains, “they went to my grandfather, who would give them a blend of cinnamon, rum and guava in a wooden bowl”. The heat of theconcoction would help them sweat out their minor ailments.
  • Sophie LabbéImagining a garden in space suspended among the stars, this fragrance conjures up a cosmic garden that smells of honey, a cloud of ozonic musks, aromatic herbs, carrot and vetiver roots and rose and jasmine flowers. In information taken from Grain de Musc: Sophie Labbe wondered what the garden in a orbital station would smell of. What space settlers would take along with them to remember Earth? Mandarin, basil, lavender, ginger, pink pepper, cassis bnud, but also the pared-down LMR vetiver heart and carrot heart feature in this intergalactic garden, along with jasmine and rose, obviously no perfumer would leave home without them. And a lick of honey, since all of those plants need to be pollenated. The zero-G atmosphere is conjured with an IFF captive, the aptly-named Edenolide™, a highly faceted musk with tremendous volume and enough lifting power to get the whole greenhouse into orbit. A faintly metallic-ozonic-drying concrete note hovers in the background creating a fragrance that is both evocative of vintage fragrances and convincingly space-age-y; a proper fragrance and an eerily dematerialized anti-perfume.
  • Alexis Dadier - With her half-pirate, half-siren persona, cross-dressing Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst inspired this fragrance resulting in a joyful fragrance that features creamy Viennese hot chocolate and shifts to vegetal notes softened with a feminine cocktail of blackberries, rose and iris notes. In information taken from Grain de Musc: Wurst’s native Austria suggested chocolate pastries and spruce-dotted slopes. The cocoa absolute and fir balsam accord, brought together by a dark berry cocktail, conjured both meanings of the Black Forest: the cake and the woods… Strikingly original.
  • Nelly Hachem-RuizInspired by the boudoir, this fragrance features floral and fruity notes that flirt with tobacco, incense and animalic leather tones. In information taken from Grain de Musc: Nelly Hachem-Ruiz has joined IFF’s Paris team of perfumers. For her maiden Speed Smelling run, she drew her inspiration from the plush textures of a boudoir…Though the sassy strawberry candy top note veers a tad recklessly into Pretty Baby territory, it does add playfulness and originality to the velvety apricot-leather accord. Built around osmanthus, hay absolute and carrot heart LMR – a velvety, iris, wood and apricot extraction of carrot seed featured in Mugler’s terrific Oriental Express, also an IFF product – Nelly’s boudoir scent is a stealthy charmer, ending on a musky, white chocolate-y note.

 

 

 

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