Today Persefume‘s “He says, she says” by Jakub and Aleksandra covers seven new creations by Olibere Parfums which premiered recently at Esxence – The Scent of Excellence. Three of them belong to Les Mythiques collection of Extraits de Parfum (see our announcement here) while four others are part of debuting Les Insoumises line consisting of light Eaux de Parfum (for our news article – click here). All novelties are the result of collaboration between Founder Marjorie Olibere and star perfumer Luca Maffei of Atelier Fragranze Milano.


Marjorie Olibere (right) at Olibere stand at Esxence 2018

New launches also mean division of Olibere’s portfolio into three different collections:

Being a woman, I wanted to create fragrances that can speak to everyone, but having particularly women on my mind. To me, every woman has its own inner beauty, strength and elegance. What I wanted to illustrate with all my OLIBERE creations, is a certain character and personality.
The first collection, LES ESSENTIELLES, was inspired by the years I spent traveling across the world. I wanted to take everybody on an olfactive trip and share with all of you some of my very personal places and experiences. That is why, the 6 Eaux de Parfum of the collection are linked to a specific location and time of my life.
The second collection, LES MYTHIQUES, was inspired by mythical movies I was watching growing up. These movies portrayed very interesting, imperfect, funny and quirky, yet strong women and to me, these traits of character made them very beautiful, special and real. This is what I exactly wanted to showcase with the 4 Extraits de Parfum of the collection.
The third collection, LES INSOUMISES, was inspired by women in movies who followed their heart, despite of expected social standards. They were not flawless, yet they showed determination, passion, strength while still remaining very graceful. To illustrate this idea of joyful romance and freedom, I created 4 light and fresh Eaux de Parfum. – Marjorie Olibere

Let’s go to our double reviews of those seven additions then – we have previously reviewed five first Olibere fragrances here, L’Etoile Noire here and Savannah’s Heart here.

Olibere Les Mythiques Collection – three new Extraits de Parfum joining Savannah’s Heart

CHEMICAL LOVE

Chemical Love. Cold and distant beauty, real icon of the 70’s, symbol of the glamorous and elegant woman par excellence. This fragrance opens with a forbidden, transgressive accord of Bitter Orange and Cocaine, bitterness and metal. Then, the liquid is slowly diffusing and both heart and body warm up. Elegance of the Ylang-Ylang and sweetness of the Bailey’s cream. Finally, the opulence of the Patchouli and Sandalwood give a powerful and completely addictive effect to this Extrait de Parfum. Let yourself be intoxicated by this sumptuous, sensual and sophisticated alchemy. 

Top notes: Bitter Orange, Davana, Elemi, Cocaine Accord
Middle notes: Ylang Ylang, Orange Blossom, Bailey’s Cream
Base notes: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Labdanum, Vanilla, Musk

He – Pretty unique and stylish perfume. It opens with wonderful, almost edible orange accord and solar white flowers (do not be afraid of cocaine here – it is more about addictive aura) and later transforms into sensual, gourmand mix of Bailey’s and woods. Haven’t smelled anything similar, bravo!

She – I’m not a big fan of a so called cocaine accord, so I don’t really like the opening of this perfume. It is chemical indeed, in a disturbing way. Luckily the strange chemicals dissolve after a quarter of an hour, and a very comforting, milky note of Irish cream begins to tell its story. What makes the scent elegant is a bitter note, perhaps the aftermath of a cocaine accord, pervading through the whole composition. A very interesting perfume, and a wearable one, if you can stand the first cocaine blast.

DANGEROUS ROSE

Dangerous Rose. Enigmatic beauty, both luminous and dark, symbol of a certain romanticism, where traditional codes are being broken. Beware, this red and black queen is extremely captivating and highly dangerous… The attraction works from the first moment with gourmand and carnal blend of Passion Fruit, Bergamot, Pink Pepper and Cinnamon. After this moment of seduction, she reveals her true character, the intensity of the Rose Absolute and the power of the woody Oud. Bewitched, we can only surrender under the opulence and sensuality of the Patchouli, Labdanum and Musks. Let yourself be seduced by the beauty of raw materials which give this rose truly exceptional sillage. 

Top notes: Bergamot, Passion Fruit, Nutmeg, Pink Pepper, Cardamom
Middle notes: Rose Absolute, Pyrogenated Styrax, Oud
Base notes: Patchouli, Benzoin, Labdanum, Civette, Oakmoss, Musk

He – So bold, so opulent! This rose is not just dangerous, but elegant, royal, full of passion. Very spicy and strong rose from Morocco, first enlightened by fruity touch, then finally darkned by oud and civet. Its colour is red – but it is perfectly unisex. Stays on skin forever: fans of strong, bit Arabic-vibe roses would love this one!

She – My favourite of the line. The rose is so essential, so jammy and full of sweet nectar! Golden droplets between the fleshy petals… Spices add oomph to this fragrance, I can also detect oudy, woody notes – by theey are totally subdued to this dark-rose queen. Great perfume.

LEATHER ATTRACTION

Leather Attraction. Fatal beauty, strong and fragile at the same time, mischievous and dominant, we blindly bind ourselves to its shades of leather. The first contact is made by luminous and warm notes: Lavender, Carrot Seeds. Then the link is slowly tightened, to reveal a powerful leathery heart, in total harmony with the elegance of the Iris and the richness of the woody Oud. The Leather leaves its mark on the skin. The pleasure is then increased by the opulence of the Patchouli, and the modernity of Haitian Vetiver. Fall under the spell of this carnal fragrance which will exude the fiery side of your personality.

Top notes: Bergamot, Lavender, Angelica, Carrot seeds
Middle notes: Leather, Iris, Oud
Base notes: Patchouli, Vetyver Java, Cashmeran, Ambroxan, Musk

He – The opening is brave – truly strong leather, gasoline, turpentine… This could fit many avant-garde lines and kudos to Olibere for launching such a challenging perfume – no one can say that brand is just playing safe! Leather Attraction softens in time, becoming bit more quiet and smooth thanks to iris and vetiver. Perfume with huge personality.

She – Strong, leathery perfume with an interesting fresh note of lavender. Quite masculine due to a high concentration of vetiver, this one isn’t for the faint of the heart.

Jakub’s verdict: Les Mythiques are simply great. Long-lasting (term “Extrait de Parfum” is fully justified) and unique – Luca Maffei used his skills to create four (incl. Savannah’s Heart) masterpieces for real niche fans.

Aleksandra’s verdict: A very solid, strong series. All four are fine, high quality concoctions.

Olibere Les Insoumises – collection of four fresh and light Eaux de Parfum

Olibere Les Insoumises – prototype packaging at Esxence 2018

LE JARDIN DE MARIE-ANTOINETTE

A fresh and sensual Eau de Parfum is like a charming, pastel sweet, thanks to a Lychee and White Flowers accord. But do not be fooled by her very soft side, as rebel accords of Patchouli, Golden Amber and Musk come to affirm her passionate nature.

Top notes: Bergamot,Litchi
Middle notes: Lily of the Valley, Pink Peony, Jasmine
Base notes: Patchouli, Gold Amber, Musk

He – Feels noble, perhaps somehow even static thanks to its powdery and musky base. A little bit quiet on my skin, but I appreciate its class.

She – Elegant and faisty at once, and the most oriental of the four. It skillfully merges a minty breeze with something very sensual – I think it’s patchouli, piercing and voluptous. Together with musk they create the most unusual, clean-dirty effect. I do not detect any fruit or flowers – this perfume is a garden of the body, full of mossy velvets.

LE JARDIN DE MISTINGUET

A fresh and witty Eau de Parfum combines the delicacy of Bergamot, Lemon and Watermelon with the sensuality of the Mimosa and Jasmine. The excellence of this fragrance will finally be revealed by the erotic accords of Amber, Tonka bean and Musk.

Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Watermelon
Middle notes: Lily of the Valley, Jasmine, Mimosa
Base notes: Cedarwood, Amber, Tonka Bean, Musk

He – Golden, honeyed mimosa, warmth of citrus and amber… charming perfume with nice projection. Feels like last days of Summer – take the cocktail and enjoy the sunset.

She – The most subdued of the four and perhaps the most elegant, there’s a very French vibe to it. I detect lilly of the valley and delicate jasmin, plus intensive, very bright citruses in the head, I also feel watermelon. There is space and coolness here, lots of water – like the air by the lake.

LE JARDIN D’AMÉLIE

A fresh and carefree Eau de Parfum energized by alluring and addictive cocktail of Raspberry, Pink Pepper, Violet and Rose. White Woods, Amber and Musk will give the full strength to this joyful fragrance.

Top notes: Bergamot, Rhubarb, Raspberry, Pink Pepper
Middle notes: Rose, Honeysuckle, Violet
Base notes: White Woods, Amber, Musk

He – Oh, Amelie might be pink, but she is far from being stupid and banal girl! There is such a joy here thanks to rhubarb and red fruits. Full of smile and yes, men can also pull it off – if they only dare! Re-apply often to enjoy the magic of its head notes.

She – The most fruity and juicy of them all, definitely girl-like, sunny and joyful. I almost see glowing, youthful girl face when I smell it. I also recognise something like Escada Summer Collection sourish vibe, but without the overwhelming sweetness. There’s rhubarb and raspberry here, what’s there not to like? A graceful and intelligent scent for summer.

LE JARDIN DE MADAME CHAN

A fresh and enigmatic Eau de Parfum, mixing the passion of the Bergamot and Coriander with the seductiveness of the Ylang-Ylang and Rose. In the oriental boudoir, her real nature will finally be unveiled by the sweetness of Vanilla and power of Patchouli, Sandalwood and Musk.

Top notes: Bergamot, Coriander, Geranium
Middle notes: Ylang Ylang, Rose, Jasmine
Base notes: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Peru Balm, Vanilla, Musk

He – The most mysterious of the quartet, with spicy-floral heart. Light Oriental which evokes “In the mood for love” vibes. Impressive work.

She – The blast of ylang ylang on pink pepper, savoury and refreshing at the same time. The addition of patchouli makes it little harsh, almost masculine. Then cleaness kicks in, very soapy at times. The feeling of a clean skin prevails, the scent becomes sweet, corporal.

Three Olibere Parfums Les Mythiques will be presented as Extraits de Parfum, both in 50ml and 100ml sizes (130-200 EUR) while Les Insoumises Eaux de Parfum will debut as 50ml/75EUR and 100ml/120EUR. Both lines will be available from mid-June 2018 at the Olibere E-Boutique and from authorized stockists.

WORLDWIDE GIVEAWAY TIME!

Curious about those novelties? We have worldwide giveway of two sets comprising of eight 2ml spray samples each (all four Les Mythiques and Les Insoumises fragrances). To enter, just comment under this post – the winner will be selected by random.org on 28 May (comments are moderated and will appear after admins’ approval) and announced here day later. Your prizes will be shipped mid-June, as soon products are ready. Do not also forget to show some love to Persefume and Olibere fanpages, best luck!

Quotes, samples and pictures by Olibere Parfums. Opinions – our own.