Thursday, January 15, 2009

One Sentence Perfume Review: Silences, Jacomo























A romantic tryst in an untended garden, as imagined by a nun.


Notes per Basenotes: Galbanum, Green Note, Bergamot, Lemon, Orange Blossom / Orris, Rose, Muguet, Hyacinth, Jasmin / Moss, Cedarwood, Sandal, Musk

Vase with Flowers, Jan van Huysum, 1726. Image from Web Gallery of Art.

9 comments:

Mary said...

Now that is one provocative review.

BitterGrace said...

Hey, I'm just trying to get this perfume some attention ;-)

ScentScelf said...

Holy cow...that was a good 'un!!!

Going to put on a habit and huff on my Silences sample... :)

Perfumeshrine said...

LOVE THIS PERFUME!!!!!! (great review!)
OK, will kickstart some attention for it!! ;-)

BitterGrace said...

Glad you liked it, SS. Report back after you huff ;-)

I'm not surprised you are a fan of Silences, E. I searched Perfume Shrine to see if you'd ever blogged about it. I would love to read one of your great reviews!

Whodat said...

NowSmellThis mentions two kinds of packaging, one that's gray, and one that's black with Silences written on it several times. The black one is newer.

Is there a difference?

BitterGrace said...

I dunno. I have the newer version, she was reviewing the older. From her description, I would say they are not wildly different, and the new version still contains oakmoss, etc.--however, we all know that changes are rarely for the better. If I found some vintage I would go for it.

ScentScelf said...

I have huffed!

I had found myself a mini of this back when I first started perfuming, about -- I guess 9 months ago. I think it was Bois de Jasmin who prompted me to give it a try...

...but I am so glad you reminded me to go back! Thanks to this huffing, my initial impression of something interesting/worth revisiting someday is now something I KNOW I want to have readily available. I'm coming to learn that galbanum is a good plaything for me...love me some green scents...and this one is green through a dark filter, and a polarizing one, too. Right now I can absolutely see it as a transition scent out of winter into spring...enough depth to carry off still long and dark nights, but with the knowledge of growing things.

I'll return to Silences for sure...thank you (and your nun).

BitterGrace said...

Glad the huff was a pleasure. That's a good observation about Silences being a seasonal transition scent. I definitely find there are winter greens and spring greens (to sniff, not eat!)--Silences is definitely somewhere in between.

I am a big galbanum fan, too--especially when it's combined with hyacinth.