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 perfume has the brightness, the spark of a gentle touch on the skin as it relates to the energy of Yang and the Sun. 1/.5 is the kind of scent that draws you to someone, the undeniable pheromone-like skin scent that brings bodies closer together. This is a perfume composed exclusively of synthetic molecules and inspired by the universal principle of Yang. Strong and bold, yet subtle at the same time; the perfect contradiction. The feeling of sensuality and smoothness – a fragrance that has a powerful effect rather than a loudness; it is almost imaginary. Solar Ozonic strength encounters the subtle transparency of the Aldehyde attraction to attain a fresh Minerality.
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: Aldehydes, Ozonic Notes, Citrus
Middle: Floral Notes
Base: Ambroxan, Musk, Mineral Accord
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 as a fresh, clean Citrus and Musk scent on the skin, after a few hours this scent becomes quite gentle, almost powdery while the Ambroxan, Musk and Mineral Note create a unite trio of the scent of skin, but better.
We love the bright, powdery gentleness. Made to be ozonic, sensual and smooth, this scent is pheromone like. The story of Yang energy and the Sun inspire the creation of this scent. As opposed to This is not a Blue Bottle 1.4, this scent is 100% synthetic, made to unfurl ethereal and creative energy. We also love a bit of fragrance layering and the concept behind this fragrance being Yang (the sun) and This is Not a Blue Bottle 1/.4 being Yin (the moon) 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.