WHAT I SMELL: This is Not a Blue Bottle opens with vibrant aldehydes tinged with a bright and sunny orange which is more energized than juicy. Quickly, a warm honey seems to envelope the perfume and takes the bright and sunny to the warm and serene. The perfume then moves towards a sweetened patchouli with hints of sugar. But after another short period, this delightful sugared patchouli is met with a light musk that is warmed every so slightly with a woody amber. This is Not a Blue Bottle is about an effortless and easy of wear of a perfume as there is.
From the Histoires de Parfums website:
For its latest publication, Histoires de Parfums is releasing a blue page representing freedom
of expression for all. This time Histoires de Parfums is not telling a novel, nor citing a tale or poem.
This blue page is yours to write as no one else can do it for you. It’s up to you to be the author of your story.
Top Note: hypnotic aldehyde, electric orange
Heart Note: metallic geranium, polar honey
Base Note: magnetic amber, ethereal musk, attractive patchouli
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: Life is good!
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE THIS IS NOT A BLUE BOTTLE: easy, versatile, delightful
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS IS NOT A BLUE BOTTLE: Pierre de Nishapur
BOTTOM LINE: This is Not a Blue Bottle may be a concept perfume, but beyond the concept, the fragrance itself is a nice and easy to wear and pleasant every day perfume. In other words, This is Not a Blue Bottle is a no muss, no fuss perfume with an added dose of great positive energy. As an added bonus, the pricing is perfection!
- Bone Rating: 3 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Oriental
- Nose: Gerald Ghislain and Julien Rasquinet
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: $35 for .5 oz. or $105 for 2 oz.
Sample courtesy of Histoires de Parfums
February 10, 2016 at 9:54 am
Great review as always, but I’ll be passing on this one. Not a patch or musk lover. I do love the bottle, though.
February 10, 2016 at 6:28 pm
Hey Ricky…I’m not a big musk lover, but here the patch and musk are pretty subdued…non of that white musk that feels like a dryer sheet hanging over the perfume.
February 10, 2016 at 10:20 pm
This sounds rather pleasant – and rather affordable!! Thanks for the heads up on this one! 🙂
February 11, 2016 at 4:56 am
Sun Mi…the perfume isn’t groundbreaking or earth shattering…it’s really just a nice and easy perfume to love….and affordable in the niche market is always a good thing!
February 20, 2016 at 2:00 am
Thank you for sharing. I’d like to try it. Hope to hear more from you.
February 24, 2016 at 2:24 am
I wonder if the bottle actually is(n’t) blue?.. 🙂 (and I also wonder if “blottle” that I see currently on the brand’s site is a misspelling or has some special meaning)
February 24, 2016 at 5:24 am
The bottle is indeed blue… but for the blottle… ouch, I think that’s a typo!!