Skip Nav
Beauty News
See Every Elegant Beauty Look From the Red Carpet at the 2016 Met Gala
Opinion
5 Kardashian-Inspired Makeup Trends You Likely Should Avoid
Beauty Trends
20 of the Cutest Korean Beauty Products You've Ever Seen

Strange Invisible Perfumes Spring 2009 Collection

Coming Soon: Strange Invisible Perfumes Spring Collection

Strange Invisible Perfumes (SIP) is a "company in love with flowers," and it's obvious. The natural approach to perfumery, using pure plants along with a narrative twist, is a little avant-garde and a whole lot luxurious. Even their unusual name comes from a quote in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra: "From the barge, a strange invisible perfume hits the sense of the adjacent wharfs."

On March 1, the small environmentally-friendly perfume house is set to release its "Florals for a New Era" collection, which showcases three traditional aromas: lily of the valley, rose, and gardenia ($175 to $210). But these aren't the drab scents of yesteryear. Find out what I thought about each one when you

:

  • Epic Gardenia: If you like rich, sweet, and velvety florals, this one is for you. Fresh and lofty, it seems as if the gardenia was picked and bottled only moments ago. Under the many layers, there's a slight powdery, musk-like quality. This one's not for faint of heart, as they say at SIP.
  • Aquarian Roses: This is a sophisticated rose scent. With marjoram and sandalwood, it's a little spicy and stanky. And I mean that in the nicest of ways. This unisex scent is my favorite of the trio.
  • Urban Lily: Each year in May, lily of the valley blossoms line the streets of Paris, and SIP hopes to evoke that happy sensation with this delicate, yet slightly gritty, scent. Strangely, Urban Lily reminds me of the sweet, slightly damp aroma of a winery. Perhaps I'm smelling the underlying grape alcohol base, or perhaps I'm just picturing myself at a quaint French café in the springtime, glass of wine in tow. Oui, oui.
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
emalove emalove 8 years
Not sure I'd like these...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Different..
Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation to Launch Perfume
A.P.C. Launches Into Fabulous, Well-Organized Summer Sale
Shopping: Seventies-Inspired Beachwear
Cindy Sherman For MAC: Pictures of the Makeup Collection
Shopping: Shiny Happy Sequins
Demeter Kitten Fur Perfume
Shopping: Quilted Clothing and Accessories
DIY Essential Oil Perfume
Shopping: Velvet Jackets For Fall
Taylor Hill Victoria's Secret Valentine's Day Gifts
From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds