Accords: citrusy, ambery, animalic
Mood: uplifting, modern classic, carnal
Beautiful memories of a fresh breeze at the seaside, while flirting on the salty sand are conjured in this narcotic, almost hypnotic potion. This is a unique, intriguing concoction of sparkling neroli, and creamy coconut on a warm, embracing an ambery dry-down with animalic facets.
Notes: Bergamot, Petit-Grain, Honey, Neroli, mimosa, coconut, immortelle, rose, iris, sandalwood, Vetiver, labdanum, benjoin, ambergris, civet, vanilla.
This is an Extrait de parfum, so use sparingly as the concentration is 25%. It has great longevity (an average of 12h)
The Making Of Sex and The Sea + Neroli
This perfume came out just for fun: What happens if I get my Sex and The Sea – an extrovert, sexy, warm scent – and combine it with my Neroli reconstitution – a shy, sharp, hypnotic smell?
Mind you, things didn’t happen that easily, I had to calibrate the whole formula to allow Neroli to stay in the same room with Sex and The Sea.
But the result was so hypnotic and sexy, so refreshing and warm, that I decided to produce this little treasure and not just to keep it for my personal use.
I have to admit that I have a soft spot for an anti-snobbish attitude (though probably unconsciously snobbish myself) therefore the simple idea of creating something as commercial as a “flanker” was exhilarating.
Sex and The Sea Neroli presents – as the original version – a heart of coconut, the saltiness of the sea, and the sweet sweat of warm skin but this time with a hint of narcotic freshness, which makes the perfume more complex and its evolution more intriguing.
PS: the logo is a drawing of mine, an imaginary union of a Neroli flower and a starfish.
Alcohol Denat., Parfum, Linalool, Aqua, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, D-Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral, Hydroxycitronellal, Eugenol, Benzyl Benzoate, Farnesol, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Isoeugenol, Anise Alcohol