Voyages Imaginaires L’Eau des Immortels, a burning elixir – Background picture by way of Midjourney utilizing #amber, #immortal, #chocolate, #amyris, #supply, #river and #magic key phrases, bottle ©Voyages Imaginaires and collage ©Emmanuelle Varron.
Being a Sr. Editor and author for CaFleureBon means conveying in phrases the feelings felt in entrance of a fragrance: it might begin at first sight, when the bottle appears to vow an amazing discovery. However this isn’t a decisive criterion, removed from it. The identify of the perfumer(s) can even give a constructive impulse, particularly when one already appreciates their creativity. However, in fact, nothing can change the encounter with the perfume itself. The one which questions me, begins my reminiscences and feelings machine which I generally name the mind. It’s time to shut my eyes and in just some seconds, to be struck by a fragrance that I’ve simply found. You already know what I’m speaking about: all the pieces is blended up within the head, the guts begins to beat sooner, and phrases fail (right here in French): “Waouh, oh là là, Mon Dieu!” are usually those I take advantage of when I’m pleasantly shocked by an olfactory gem.
Voyages Imaginaires show in Milano final June, with an unique deal with L’Eau des Immortels – ©Emmanuelle Varron.
That is precisely how I felt on June 16 in Milan on the sidelines of Esxence 2022. Ida Meister, Ermano Picco, Karl Topham and myself had been invited by Isabelle Doyen and Camille Goutal to (re)uncover Voyages Imaginaires . Camille Goutal was unable to take care of attend, it was Isabelle Doyen who passionately introduced to us the primary 5 creations of the model launched in 2020. What a possibility to as soon as once more admire the creative prowess of composing 100% botanical fragrances with a powerful id, and all of the uncooked supplies modeled with finesse and fervour. Sure, fragrance is an artwork, however right here it notably deserves a capital A. This programmed rediscovery was not harmless: it was Esxence time! And the shock was greater than thrilling: it was Voyages Imaginaires L’Eau des Immortels (Water of Immortals, you could hyperlink with the immortelle flower). Isabelle Doyen and Camille Goutal had deliberate to shock us with a brand new fragrance, the discharge not being scheduled earlier than the tip of 2022… A pleasant present, however a bit irritating, since we had been requested to maintain the key. You may think about my reduction to FINALLY be capable to share this launch with you! And I’ll skip you the previous few weeks when, throughout my random encounters or my exchanges with the 2 perfumers, my solely obsession was to ask them: “So, your immortal is popping out quickly? Actually, you promise?”
Voyages Imaginaires treasured uncooked supplies – ©Emmanuelle Varron.
Sure, from the primary spray, I used to be struck by the fantastic thing about Voyages Imaginaires L’Eau des Immortels. Like its 5 predecessors, the mastery of uncooked supplies is outstanding. Neither involves step on the opposite; they go collectively in a pure concord, past fashions and a perfumery that tells, alas, all the pieces after ten seconds. The fragrance turns into materials once more, lives and modifications with out constraint, like an olfactory lace labored with delicacy, and but proof against time. From the outset, the immortelle is revealed, in all its salty, spicy and leathery complexity. Photo voltaic, it wraps delicately on the pores and skin, letting unfold a floral observe near the rose, however nearly evanescent. I additionally understand in L’Eau des Immortels a gourmand praline side, the place vanilla and tonka bean carry a regressive sweetness, carried by the honeyed side of immortelle; a gourmand sweetness, however above all not candy. Amyris additionally takes over to carry a suave woody contact, which generally on my pores and skin is near incense. Balms are in all probability no strangers to this: Isabelle Doyen and Camille Goutal have bolstered the character of Voyages Imaginaires L’Eau des Immortels with benzoin and labdanum, for a perfume that could possibly be in comparison with a magic potion. That is the place the inspiration of the 2 perfumers comes from: “And at last uncover, within the coronary heart of a spring, a treasured liquid of amber hues: the elixir of immortality”.
Camille Goutal and Isabelle Doyen- courtesy of the model
My reminiscences being notably linked to music, I shortly related L’Eau des Immortels with The Tragedy of Carmen, a Peter Brook adaptation of the well-known Georges Bizet opera. I used to be solely 9 years outdated once I attended the present on the Paris Bouffes du Nord theater, however for me it stays probably the most life like model of this important opera, each wild and with out pointless pageantry. And the fragrance composed by Isabelle Doyen and Camille Goutal is a potion splendidly matched to the Sevillian heroine. Voyages Imaginaires L’Eau des Immortels is bottled poetry, highly effective and passionate. A uncommon elixir, of people who we merely qualify as “Masterpiece”, and will likely be in my prime ten of the yr..
Notes: bergamot, immortelle, vanilla, tonka bean, amyris, benzoin, labdanum.
Disclaimer: An enormous merci to Voyages Imaginaires for the ten ml (supplied in June at Esxence), then 75 ml L’Eau des Immortels bottle supplied for this evaluation. The opinions expressed are my very own.
Emmanuelle Varron, Senior Editor and Paris Model Ambassador
Please learn Emmanuelle’s evaluation and overview Voyages Imaginaires (overview and Le Grand Jeu), evaluation by Ida Meister of Tea & Rock n’ Roll, ( A Better of Scent 2021 for Emmanuelle) and Karl Topham (La Couleur de la Nuit). Voyages Imaginaires is the recipient of Michelyn and Ermano’s Better of Scent 2021 for Finest Pure Fragrance Home.
Voyages Imaginaires L’Eau des Immortels 75 ml bottle, with a particular drawing on the field by French artist Baptiste Coulon – ©Emmanuelle Varron.
Because of Voyages Imaginaires’s generosity, now we have a 75 ml bottle of L’Eau des Immortels for one registered reader in USA, UK and EU. To be eligible, please inform what sparks your curiosity about Emmanuelle’s evaluation and the place you reside. Draw closes 12/18/2022.
Voyages Imaginaires L’Eau des Immortels was simply launched on the model’s website and will likely be out there quickly at Indigo Perfumery in retailer and on their website in addition to in retailer a web based at 7Scents in Budapest.
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