Lost in Heaven is a 2019 release from luxury niche perfumer Francesca Bianchi, who treats perfumery as "an intellectual process," inspired by "the power of what it means to be human, by the wish to connect with people’s inner life, the desire to spark an emotion in them and make them feel at home in their own bodies, offer solace, or just a quick fix for a bad day." Lost in Heaven has a scent profile of amber, woody, animalic, sweet, powdery, citrus, yellow floral, white floral, musky, and fresh spicy notes.
Grapefruit, Green Tangerine, Orange Flower Absolute, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Mimosa, Cumin, Cinnamon, Coriander, Ambergris, Musk, Castoreum, Beeeswax, Iris Butter, Ciste Absolute, Opoponax, Heliotrope, Vetyver, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Tonka Bean
From Francesca Bianchi:
Accords: Sweet, spicy, animalic, floral
Mood: comforting, sensual, disobedient
The double nature of any human being: longing to perfection, innocence, absence of mistake, to a place uncontaminated by sin from one side, and the inevitable fallibility and impossibility of amending mistakes. The combination of white florals and animalic facets represents this dichotomy, as an invitation to accept both idealism and imperfection as a very specific human feature.
This is an extrait de parfum, so use sparingly as the concentration is 25%. It has a great longevity (an average of 12h).
Lost in Heaven depicts a dream sequence of an adult getting lost in paradise.
It represents the complexity of feelings conveying both the longing for a place of uncontaminated innocence and unconditional love and the inevitable and controversial burden of life, made up of feelings of sin and guilt – real, or even worse, imaginary.
This dichotomy, which sits at the back of anyone’s soul, is portrayed by a selection of the most angelic notes: beautiful Orange Flower and Jasmine absolutes, together with soft Heliotrope, smooth Sandalwood, sweet Tonka Bean and many other notes that I consider paradisiac.
The darker side is conveyed in a much more subtle way, not immediately detectable, via cumin and other spices, and a large selection of animalistic notes, including a reconstruction of Tonkin Musk.
I thought of naming this perfume ‘Feeling Good’, as that is its purpose: to make you feel as you might in paradise, not a fake, imaginary one, but a real place where you finally cope with the darker side of you, with the heavy baggage that you carry with you.
Fragile, sensual, emotional, though not technically a gourmand, it reminds me of a cake, rich in spices and with an orange blossom aroma: not haute patisserie but the archetypical smell of a cake made by Mommy, with only good things in it."
Note: Samples are sold by the 1ml. You may purchase up to 2ml. Samples of 1ml or less will come in a glass vial with a dabber. Samples larger than 1ml will come in small glass spray bottles. All samples will be consolidated unless expressly requested otherwise.
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