Strangelove NYC. Founder: Elizabeth Gaynes. Creative Director: Helena Christensen. Perfumer: Christophe Laudamiel. Result: A stunning collection of perfumes.
fallintostars is the most recent of the five edps and oils in the Strangelove collection. Oud, jonquil, rosewood, amber, pink peppercorns. (labdanum and peru balsam?).
Aurorean: Belonging to the dawn, or resembling it in its brilliant hue.
The edp opens with warm and honeyed oud/ouds. Unlike the number of perfumers that claim to have used exquisite raw materials, Laudamiel and Strangelove actually have. Despite its quite opulent richness, it never becomes heavy, and as it wears it leaves a trail of golden amber. Animalic, sensual, elegant, divine.
Completely and utterly addictive. As perfumistas we hope for, but rarely receive compliments on what we are wearing. Each time I have worn fallintostars someone has asked what it is.
Offering an alternative to mass perfume, Strangelove are truly niche. The eau de perfumes are available in bottles 15ml, 50ml, and 100ml. Sure they are pricey, but you pay for what you get. Quality has a price. There are many expensive so called niche perfumes to choose from. The challenge is to sift the wheat from the tares.
“And they know just what we do, that we toss and turn at night, they’re waiting to make their moves on us, the stars are out tonight.” David Bowie.
With the exception of the fallintostars oil, I have all of the Strangelove’s in the small oil pots, and the 5 x 2 ml edp sample set. I bought the 15ml fallintostars recently. I wear all of them. I never write about what I do not own and wear. Just to clarify.