"Like a good book, these scents are meant to inspire you. In these bottles are layered narratives that are sure to generate stirring conversation, fragrances that might be capable of changing the course of your own personal story. The hope is that they not only invigorate and intoxicate, but also take you to new places."
Violet Disguise is one of the scents from Imaginary Authors, a clever new line of scents straight out of that hotbed of culture, Portland, Oregon*. Each perfume is a story in and of itself, wrapped around the idea of an author who never was. The entire concept was dreamed up by Josh Meyer, a self-taught perfumer with a clear love of books. I adore the scents, the website, the packaging... it's all brilliant.
*Is Portland "a hotbed of culture"? It kind of seems like it to me and Lucy of IndiePerfumes agrees. That's not the point, though. Stay focused. Keep reading the review. ;)
"Each Imaginary Authors fragrance follows a compelling storyline peppered with intriguing twists. These are scents to curl up with, to share with friends, to take with you wherever you go, and to return to again and again for a uniquely transcendent experience."
Invigorated by the reckless blooms of spring she took to the street like a blossom on the breeze.” So begins Violet Disguise by Lenora Blumberg. A Californian through and through, Blumberg’s early stories invoke the innocence of picnics in the park, days whiled away picking plums in the orchard, and warm nights cruising canyon roads with the top down.
After Violent Disguise was adapted for the screen Blumberg spent several years consorting with Hollywood’s elite but abandoned the glitz for a quiet life on a plum orchard in the Ojai Valley.
WHEN TO WEAR: This is a versatile fragrance that will remind you of the simpler joys in life. Violet Disguise will invigorate and put a spring in your step.
NOTES: Plum, Violet, Dried Fruits, Balsam, Amber, Evening Air & The Month of May
60mL | $85 | Eau de Parfum
"Life is a series of blank pages and it is up to one’s self whether to fill those pages with tedious prose or wildly imaginative storylines.”