This is Not a Blue Collection Collection gets its name from the Treachery of Images, a famous artwork from the 1920s by the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte. The painting shows the image of a pipe above a declaration, which reads, “This is not a pipe”. Histoires de Parfums takes inspiration from this art, and in this collection explores the line where things go from void to existence, there is a profound depth of possibility; and of course the infinite realm of blue.
This is Not a Blue Bottle 1/.3 is inspired by a molten ring, the dawning of a new energy! This intense and sparkling fragrance is like a bright orange sunset, the intensity of the warmth at the end of a hot day created with Saffron, Rose and Leather. The symbol of the molten ring suggests that everything is infinite, with the days end we know a new day will soon rise. The perfume of fire; the perfume of life and living with vigor!
Top: Blood Orange
Middle: Rose, Saffron
Base: Patchouli, Leather
HOW IT WEARS
This fragrance is an Eau de Parfum and the longevity with Histories de Parfums is generally about 6 – 8 hours, however we really get around 7 hours with this particular scent. After a few hours the Blood Orange mellows on the skin, and the scent becomes a little earthier with the Saffron and Rose. Whilst it opens with a fiery beginning it, softens into something quite gentle (yet still detectable on the skin).
We love the vibrancy of This is not a Blue Bottle 1/.3 – it’s a juicy rose, emboldened by a creamy spice. Like the phoenix, this is the scent of rebirth and fiery passion. A fragrance to inspire you to live each day with bold vibrancy, but to also know that there will always be a new day with fresh starts for all of us.
ABOUT THE BRAND
From the incredible imagination of Gerald Ghislain, Histoires de Parfums is an olfactive library telling stories of famous characters, writers, poets and years throughout history. With this perfume library, Gerald Ghislain wanted to evoke stories through scent just as books are written with emotions. Each fragrance brings a story to life and each story is to be read on the skin.