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 soft fragrance has a depth, a boldness and a strength similar to that of the beautiful bright full moon on the darkest of nights. 1/.4 from Histoires de Parfum is uniquely composed of completely natural ingredients and inspired by the universal principle of Yin. Inspired by the power and the mystery that the moon in its splendour. The lunar strength and intensity of Davana and Ylang Ylang takes root in the balmy depths of Labdanum and Opoponax. This warm velvety amber perfume may be inspired by the moon but sits distinctly on the earthly plane with its rich and carnal tones.
Mix & Match This is Not a Blue Bottle’s Yin & Yang, 1/.4 and 1/.5 – they are interdependent, however mutually enhance each another. Much as the sun work in synergy with the moon, so too do these fragrances. Opposite yet perfectly complimentary. Together they form an olfactive synergy, a circulation of a breath, which connects natural to synthetic raw ingredients seamlessly.
Top: Artemisia, Lavender, Cardamom
Middle: Ylang-Ylang, Tonka Bean, Benzoin
Base: Patchouli, Labdanum, Davana, Opoponax
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. Opening with a blast of fragrance particularly from the Lavender and Cardamom, after a few hours this scent becomes quite gentle on the skin, while maintaining its depth and richness as it settles into its warm resinous base.
We love that this is a soft fragrance that holds so much power. Bold and mysterious, like the moon, This is Not a Blue Bottle 1.5 is soft and velvety, yet rich and carnal. This is inspired by the story of the Yin energy, and for that reason the scent is made with 100% natural ingredients. We also love a bit of fragrance layering and the concept behind this fragrance being Yin (the moon) and This is Not a Blue Bottle 1/.5 being Yang (the sun) complimenting each other when layered is just too good for us to resist!
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.