It has been so long since I've had long stretches of days to sniff vintage perfume, research it, and come back here on Yesterday's Perfume to tell you all about it.
But I have been a busy bee, with new jobs and passion projects keeping me occupied. I definitely plan on getting back to vintage perfume reviews — when there's a will, there's a way! — but I'm excited to let you all know part of what has occupied so much of my time.
I launched a perfume brand — Eris Parfums. Named after the Greek goddess Eris, daughter of Nyx (Night), and one of the bad girls of Mt. Olympus with a reputation as a troublemaker and subversive, Eris has thrown down her gauntlet (or thrown her Golden Apple?) in the form of three new perfumes.I think you'll like their inspiration: vintage floral animalics.
Belle de Jour, Night Flower, and Ma Bête were each composed by perfumer Antoine Lie (Tom Ford, Givenchy, Comme des Garçons, Etat Libre d'Orange, et al) and each are a take on vintage perfume styles but with a modern twist.
I really love them and I hope you do, too! You can read reviews about Eris here, where I keep a list of articles about Eris. And you can sign up for the newsletter to find out about events, specials, new releases, and all sorts of exciting stuff.
If you'll recall, I started an Indiegogo campaign in 2014. I was just going to do one fragrance, but I fell in love with more than one of Antoine's fragrances, so I decided to do a collection of three. I think there's one for everyone, and you can get 3 carded samples from Eris Parfums for $15, which can go toward the price of a full bottle if you fall in love.
If you try any of the Eris perfumes, I'd love to hear what you think. I really wanted to bring back that emotional intensity that animalic perfumes of the past, but for a modern audience of perfume lovers.
I will get back to writing about vintage perfume when I can catch my breath, but for now, I'll be sniffing on Eris Parfums! Enjoy! I'd love to hear what you think.