With daring doses of indolic jasmine and rich feral musks, Salome's bedevilled and velvety animalic facets dance seductively behind a veil of Turkish rose and carnation. Vintage and honeyed, it lures with the warm, plush appeal of an erotic boudoir before ensnaring the wearer in a web of unashamed erotic delight. Slip into your second skin with Salome.
Liz Moore's inspiration for Salome: '...was taken from an original 1920's photograph of a beautiful erotic dancer It's a photograph that I pass in my hallway every day and each time I look at it I can't help but wonder about this daring and mysterious beauty and what her life was like. I felt that her dark and evocative portrait naturally lent itself to the story of Salome, who's intriguing and colourful representations have embellished fine literature for centuries. My aim was to create a perfume as enigmatic and alluring as the siren in the photograph whilst drawing from a wealth of enchanting literature about the spellbinding Salome."
Luca Turin on Salome: “...once the fragrance settles down, it is in fact a beautiful floral oriental, rich and luxurious but with a surprising freshness and clarity of structure that is the mark of genuine talent.”
"Where Salome excels above all the others, is in just how well it recreates the smell of musky, warm skin. In terms of overall wearability, I think Salome is firmly unisex. I also think it’s a more approachable and versatile scent as compared to the divaesque, baroque, intensely Wagnerian Maai. It fits like? Well, like a second skin. Salome won’t be for everyone, but I loved it. For some of you, those with a particular love for animalics, I think it’s even worth a blind-buy."
“When creating a perfume, I think of colours, textures and places. I imagine the people who may wear the fragrance and hope that the perfume will help them conjure their own unique and personal allusions.” - Liz Moores
Papillon was founded in England in 2011 by perfumer Liz Moores. Her fragrances will take you from the mundane to the extraordinary. It is the ultimate expression of luxury, her perfumes are sensual, seductive, glamorous and revealing. Liz uses a high concentration of pure perfume extraits in her creations.
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Ik Krijg altijd complimenten als ik deze geur draag, heerlijk!
After trying a sample of this, I just knew I had to get a full bottle of it.
If you, like me, are only accustomed to the normal flowery, sweet, candied, vanilla-heavy perfumes, this will be a truly unique experience, and you'll either love it or hate it.
Initial nose: something dirty, warm, spicy, and highly animalistic.
With time: oatmeal buns show up, with a warming afterglow of wood, jasmine, and that all-pervasive dirty animalistic note.
Overall: not for the fainthearted, but if you're just starting to explore the more niche fragrances, this is an excellent starting point, and I highly recommend it!
The scent is really heady, enveloping and totally vintage - love it.