Friday, February 11, 2011
The Language of Scent is International...
Many thanks to Spain's own Vintage Lady for her lovely & poetic review of our dear FLAPPER!
El Perfume~Un Poema Errante
Here is the English Translation, but please do visit her blog to check out all the wonderful pics and the ultra fabulous video that she uses to support the review.
FLAPPER, DE OPUS OILS. YOU MAKE ME SWOON
"I think a woman is most happy if you are friendly, if you have a merry heart, unconventional, when the owner of his own destiny ... I want my daughter to be a" flapper "because flappers are strong, happy and beautiful."
With this phrase from the novelist icon of the 20's, also wife of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose stories set in the 20's have also come to the screen, take that word would take long and hard to analyze in all its proportions, and as this blog is about perfumes, the association of the word flapper in this case has to be synthesized and reflect the effect of the perfume I will describe below.
The 20's "The Crazy Years" as they called them, brought news from the world of women. He also worries. But some of these girls, who had seen their mothers are always dressed in long, with their bows at the beginning of the century Victorian top of the neck, long time each night combing with boar bristle brushes to polish, cooking for man of the house, silent and looking after the children, one day decided to cut to the chase: first the hair, resulting in a typical bob has never ceased to be fashionable, short skirts, so that the legs look good while dancing. Fringed skirts so that the movement is almost a flight on the hair bands, to extol the face, makeup, red lips, looks happy, trips to the dance, drive a car, enjoy life, and above all, laugh much. Other cataloged to such women as "women's life," shocked to see that some innocent girls became masters of their own destiny. And all the songs, the rhythms of the dances, a winking Josephine Baker, a Charleston that never ends and the eternal party favors for no matter what party were made at a time when flappers began to take initiatives and often challenge their own destinies, with results sometimes sad but also happy, and after all that time was a fun song to have as few existed. After a few years the New York crack left the United States in a terrible economic situation, but the flappers had managed to get ahead. Fashion had really begun.
A flapper is a woman who takes chances and not think about the consequences, because in the moment is what matters. Is flirtatious and know how to overcome obstacles, and sometimes luck will smile, because your heart is cheerful by nature. The jokes, the laughter, the mills, the surprises are typical of the era flapper. New words, swell, rather than pretty, rather ritzy rich (by the Ritz Hotel) and many words that could be written here are part of a world that has been reflected in film, with stars like Joan Crawford.
Well, why all this? First, I feel very identified with the time, and if I had to travel back in time, undoubtedly one of the decades it would be this, the 20's. In many cases I am very Flapper: The tape on the hair, the cigarette in long nozzle, fringe, fun, joy, dancing, singing, laughing, and also many of the things that are shallow but charming as it is know as a makeup Flapper genuine.
But there is more, a whole philosophy of life. A Persian of being frowned at first, began to be reflected Flappers in the cinema. The first appearance came at the hand of Olive Thomas in the film Flapper. Then came Clara Bow, Louise Brooks, Colleen Moore and the already named Joan Crawford. The ban led these girls to the street saliesen showing a disdain for authority, which closed cabarets and nightclubs, which prohibited many things. And Flappers also became adult women voted differently.
His visits to the jazz clubs, its short but numerous engagements, one that may lead to the altar, finally, the fact cycling, driving their own car, drinking alcohol without caring what others think, was a total challenge the years of Prohibition. Work outside the home, fighting for civil rights, the Bunny Hug, the Shimmy. the aforementioned Charleston ... was a total challenge to the company was still maintaining many of the Victorian traditions.
This preamble leads me to present a perfume that I wanted to talk for days: OPUS OILS and their fragrances: FLAPPER here that do not smell any perfume, but at a time, that does not smell of perfume simply, but much more of a lifestyle.
In one of his collections, there is a collection called Les Boheme: 10 Opus Oils fragrance of which I have not got one already (Bootleg), because my brother is the appropriate, base of vetiver and other scents such as grain coffee makes it so mysterious and seductive at once.
Names like Giggle Water, Speakeasy, Gold Digger, Heavy Sugar, Lil Nico, High Hat, Dapper, Flapper Jazz ... and, among others make up this collection that, when opened, turns my senses literally and emotionally.
FLAPPER, says the briefing note is Datura. But Flapper, this fragrance is one of the most special perfumes have smelled. Usually we say it smells like roses, or smell of hyacinths, and smell of moss, or wood ... But really what do you smell Flapper? This has been one of the most amazing scent experience for me.
FLAPPER GLOVES LEATHER SMELL, A FLOWER IN A GARDEN AFTER A HOUSE, WHERE LIFE IS FULL OF STORES, MOVING, BUT THAT GARDEN, THIS SMALL CORNER, HAS ALL THE DELIGHTS OF COUNTRY, IS A SMALL HIDE, WHERE WE SORRY TO SEE THE RAIN FALL, AS TO THE RAY NOBLE PLAYS AWAY WITH "MIDNIGHT, THE STARS AND YOU" OR THE SINGING Bowlly "GUILTY" .. AND WHILE WE READ LOVE NOTES BETWEEN FRIENDS, AND LAUGHING COMMENTING THIS OR THAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN. PREPARING OUR NEXT WEEKEND, WHERE DO WE GO, TO WHOM WE SEE. FLAPPER TRUNK IS FOUND IN SOME OLD HOME THAT WELCOMES YOU FOR ANY REASON IF YOU ARE EMPTY. AND THERE UP IN THE ATTIC, OPEN DEPACIO THIS BOX OF OLD WOOD, to surprise with feathers, hats, necklaces, LETTERS LINKED, OTHER HALF BROKEN, FOTOGRAFRÍAS, RECORDS OF 78 REVOLUTION IS, empty packets of Cigarettes CHESTER, lipsticks, KOHL EYE, compacts, A BOTTLE OF 20 KILOS AND NO 20 carat Dana DANCING WITH GOLDEN BLADES IN A OLD PERFUME BOTTLE, BOX WHICH REMINDS A FORMER CIGARETTE a flask, BECAUSE IN FACT IT IS. COATS, MAGAZINES, A PICTURE OF VALENTINO ....
AND THEN we decided hats, ostrich feathers, and look in the mirror. AND THEN WE KNOW THAT WOMAN WAS HAPPY, AND UNDERSTAND WHY WE HAD SO GOOD SENSE IN THAT HOUSE THE FIRST TIME WE ENTER. WE MAY NOT UNDERSTAND OUR BOYFRIEND, BUT WE WANT TO BUY THIS HOUSE, IT'S BECAUSE IT IS OUR ...
I could not write the above text to lowercase. It's all a song of joy, romance, kisses on the hand, given by someone who is dedicated to conquer by gentleness and understanding. There comes a time when this becomes Flapper loving and romantic, as does this perfume, it becomes warm and receptive to true love.
Flapper So I wrapped in exotic aroma but also of city, a mixture of many mixtures, on a night that never ends. The powdered flavor adds something very glamorous, and a slight aroma of coconut, to gloves ancient, peach skin, the eyes that look, to quiet walks and also, my skin still taking me to these times.
FLAPPER a floral fragrance: orange blossom notes of sweet lemon, mandarin, pink pepper, mint leaf perila, all mango, lily of stream (white butterfly), datura, gardenia, jasmine, vanilla, white musk, blond snuff leaves faba and tonka.
An aroma, extraordinary poisoning is extremely powerful, it is a time that does nothing but offer beautiful emotions. The set of notes has a lot of magic, is an example of the adventure in the eternal world of perfumes.
Flapper, this Hollywood-based company has all the aura of a time back through these fragrances. And although Flapper is my favorite, the others deserve to talk about them in future articles, as I will with their new fragrances Absinthe.
Opus Oils is really a journey to another time. His other collections are inspiring BURLESQUE (Where I want to try Gypsy) DIVINE (where Isis and seduce me without having even smelled), ISLAND GIRL (Tropique, Tiare, I have to try too) ..
Opus Oils perfumes are made for all those who love that era. Men and women who are part of his heart in any enclosure, a box on the shelf of an antique shop, hoping that someone decides to open it.
El Perfume~Un Poema Errante