January 23, 2018
Sonoma Scent Studio perfumer Laurie Erickson possesses an undeniable peerless scent signature. Her recent Bee’s Bliss was one of my top ten fragrant releases of 2017 – but there are many more beauties from which to choose and make your very own. This trio just happened to fall under the ‘mixed media’ classification; her naturals are also an aromatic pleasure. Here are three I adore and wear regularly, Sonoma Scent Studio Rose Volupté, Sonoma Scent Studio Champagne de Bois and Sonoma Scent Studio Equestrian. They differ significantly from one another, and I’ve received only enthusiastic compliments from all age groups and ethnicities while wearing them – how rare is that? Whether you crave a plummy vintage ambery rose, sparkling sandalwood aldehydic floral with chypre undertones or echoes of hay and the cider house floor, it’s a win-win. Let’s go!
Rose Volupté, composed in 2012 is a beautiful example of how to rework a perfume when certain materials are no longer available while retaining the character and feel of the original. Some folk view Champagne de Bois as homage to Ernest Beaux’s Bois des Isles (Chanel). It’s NOT the same scent: side by side, Laurie’s perfume is brighter, fresher, verdant and spicier. True enough, they share the presence of aldehydes, jasmine, sandalwood and vetiver – but there the similarity ends. Equestrian was one of my favorite fragrance releases in 2016. Nature lovers everywhere appreciate the veracity it evokes: sun-dappled fields of hay, a wealth of coumarinic goodness and so complex; the apple accord resembles a French natural apple melange redolent of the ciderhouse.
Thanks to the generosity of Laurie Erickson of Sonoma Scent Studio, we have a draw for a sample set of Sonoma Scent Studio Equestrian, Sonoma Scent Studio Rose Volupté and Sonoma Scent Studio Champagne de Bois.
PLUS a 17 ml bottle of Bee's Bliss from our Best of 2017 Awards for one registered reader in the U.S. The random winner is Daisy. Please email michelyn at cafleurebon dawt com with Sonoma Scent Studio samples and Bee’s Bliss and your complete mailing details by 1/24/18 5 PM EST. This is a deadline and no exceptions if you are late or misspell CaFleureBon. Please use your email from your comment so we know it is you. A kind thank you to Laurie Erickson is appreciated in your email.