May 27, 2008

Writing Lyrical Poetry by Soivohle'

This is a 'mixed media' eau de parfume by Liz Zorn in her Soivohle' brand. Soivohle' stands for the acronym of her daily morning meditation: Sending Out Inspired Vibrations Of Healthy Loving Energy. This line is made of a combination of a high level of natural ingredients blended with modern perfumery elements. Wonderful name, is it not? The full name is Writing Lyrical Poetry on a Bright New Day. A green floral, opening with a surprising cassis and citrus. The citrus serves as a small sharp hook to open up the nose to the cassis, which then burns off to a very subtle musky white floral, of a mellow "rainy summer day" quality. The notes listed on the site are cassis and citrus, gardenia, jasmine, lily of the valley, white lilac, earth and musk.

I presented my arm to a friend after an hour's wear this past weekend, which resulted in swooning exclamations as to the subtle floral lightness/earthy darkness most fitting to the notion of Lyrical Poetry in liquid form. This is a good fragrance for the summer, it breathes well in both clear sun and soft humidity without becoming something too much that you want to escape from, as so often a perfume can get to be in the warm weather. It softens down without becoming too clean, it successfully keeps that human/animal touch and enhances the scent of the skin itself rather than fight with it. The musk and earth tones support and save it from that quality of glaring brightness that many white floral fragrances can have. It's something excellent to wear to fall asleep in, I intend to put it in the crook of my elbow and curl up with my arm over my nose tonight.

I like that there are a variety of sizes, you can be cautious and try the petite 5ml at $18, then once you fall in love, the .50 oz in a flacon for $54 and the luxe spray 32 ml for $89. Well priced I think because they come directly from the perfumer's studio, which cuts out having to pay so much for all those intangible extras tacked on to more widely distributed fragrances. There is also a great deal for $22, where you can try five samples of 1.5ml, enough for multiple wearings, which is what I have done. I will write again on some of the others once I have time to take in their full force and effect...

Above, a flacon for $54; you enter the site from here...

4 comments:

chayaruchama said...

What a wonderful post, Lu.
Did Dante like it, too ?
[Kiss him for me]

I will have to try some soon...neither you, nor Liz, ever disappoint- probably , because you're true to yourselves.

One woman's opinion.

Love to you...

Lucy said...

C dear, Dante seems to be attracted most to those earthy musky scents, as you can well imagine...he is a nose driven creature, as is his nature. Time for a bath! The cut grass of the park has been rolled in many times over every day since it started to get warm.

I have been trying some of the others, like Domino Viole', Underworld and Ankhara, and will post on them later, I think you would appreciate them.

Abigail said...

Hi there,
I adore Liz Zorn's Domino Viole' and Underworld. Brian has been 'teaching' me to appreciate violet and so far the only 2 I like are Ava Luxe Midnight Violet and Soivohle' Domino Viole'.
Underworld is another matter. This stuff is so amazing I have to lay down on the sofa and sniff my wrists repeatedly for the first 20 minutes!
On another topic: I have 2 pugs. Before I got my dogs I wanted an Italian Greyhound but, alas, couldn't find a good breeder with an available pup. It's all good now because I love my puggies like a crazy dog-nut should.
Love your blog and I look forward to a review of more Soivohle' fragrances...

Lucy said...

Thanks so much Abigail -- I do intend to post on some of the other Zorn/Soivohle' fragrances very soon...
I've been enjoying your site very much.