Welcome to Perfume Polytechnic’s Summer Series. I’m taking a break over summer from writing new posts, but instead of stopping publishing altogether, I want to share with you some of my favourite posts from this year and earlier. I hope you enjoy reading them; you may even come across something you missed the first time round!
Today’s post was originally published in July 2015, and contains a review of Frida, the innovative and brilliant recent release by Shelley Waddington of En Voyage Perfumes. I’m sharing this post again because Frida is the stand-out indie fragrance for me this year. It’s really unusual and is brilliantly composed.
I’m also publishing it because it’s summer here. We’re in the midst of a long, dry El Niño weather event. It’s been hot and dry for months already. Frida is an ideal perfume to wear in the summer time, with its tropical, heady flowers, fruity and vegetal notes. It’s both evocative of summer and promises cooling, watery, shady relief from the dry, hot weather. It seems apt to revive this post during the Australian summer. Enjoy! Continue reading