SMILE & SHINE
The opening radiance of Smile & Shine is huge. A glittering citrus scent that plays with a seductive palette of yellow hues. A Van Gogh warmth of olfactive sunflower mood. By turn joyful, summer-soaked and abstract, the happiness of its tart limey, blood orange lends a cool cocktail elation to it.
What makes Smile & Shine so fascinating is its staying power and three dimensionality of the citrus notes.
They are traditionally used as scene-setters at the opening of perfumes; the molecules are generally smaller and more volatile than other ingredients and they evaporate off the skin quite quickly as other parts of the perfume begin to assert themselves. Now, the advances in scent technology have allowed perfumes the opportunity to play with a much wider range of citrus aromas. Grapefruit, yuzu, bergamot, mandarine, clementine, blood orange, satsuma, pomelo, citron and kaffir lime. All of these have started popping up more frequently over the past few years allowing deeper more citrusy nuances to perfumes.
Scent lovers can now wear citrus perfumes that are genuinely effervescent, bitter-sweet and bursting with longer lasting skin-quenching juiciness. The drawback is the technical challenge of positioning and stabilising citrus notes within formulae. When done correctly the results can be sensational.
Christophe has turned to golden yellows in order to create Smile & Shine. The perfume has a hazy, impressionistic mood. A bright yellow daffodil extract, yellow tagete or marigold, the flower that floods across Mexico during the Day of the Dead celebrations and a unique earthy mix of golden turmeric and slicked up coumarin.
Smile & Shine is an exceptional citrus perfume, sherbety and bright, uplifting and joyful. It will alter your idea of citrus scents forever.
Keep this slice of sun cool in the fridge to preserve its brightness.
- Natural Lime, Sicilian Blood Orange, Grapefruit, Italian Lemon Primofiore
- Narcissus Absolute, Tumeric, Yellow Tagete (Marigold)
- Tolu Balsam
Perfumer: Christophe Laudamiel, 2020
inci list: Alcohol Denat. 40B, Fragrance, Limonene, Water / Aqua, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Cinnamal, Benzyl Cinnamate, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Eugenol, Farnesol