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Notre-Dame 15.4.2019 (Delire de Voyage Collection) is inspired by the devastating fire of the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, and it revolves around the idea of three main elements: „the triggering event, the water on the stones, and the Essence that remains – forever“.

What is the fragrant essence of a Cathedral? When everything palpable is gone and burned to the ground, what does the invisible imprint it has left in your soul smell like?

2019 was marked by numerous releases of new fragrances, some quote that over 3000 new perfumes were launched. Waves of niche fragrances rolling in the market could be predicted as well: early Spring, late Spring/early Summer, late Autumn. Some even in late December!

Yet, in all that turmoil, ever since mid-October last year – I kept thinking about Puredistance Gold!

I made a mistake. I read reviews, discussions, pros and cons, meaningless video acclamations or words of disagreement.  That’s why I avoided sampling it until now: Jungle Jezebel from Artist Edition Collection, by Sarah Baker Perfumes, created by Miguel Matos, renown writer for Fragrantica, and a perfumer.

When a visual artist teams up with the “bad boy” of perfumery, there are some boundaries to be pushed!