Inspired by the aldehydic motifs of late sixties and early seventies perfume, Seyrig centers on an artistic interpretation of the Syringa flower — a relative of lilac that resists olfactory extraction. – Bruno Fazzolari
Once again I find myself swooning over a Bruno Fazzolari scent. Not only is Bruno a talented artist based in one of my favourite cities ( San Francsico), but he makes considered, unique fragrances that really make their presence felt.
Bruno very kindly sent me a sample of Seyrig recently and I was delighted to receive it. Naturally opinions are my own.
Seyrig is complex and I will get to the notes in a minute, but here’s what happened to me when I tried it:
First of all- wax crayons and roses for a minute or two until this segues into feminine powdery lilacs. This reminded me so strongly of my late grandmother who loved lilacs and always smelled lovely: Think Coty L’Aimant, Lily of the Valley, talc and soap. Lilac was her favourite flower and colour and to smell this evoked vivid memories from way back in the early seventies. Maybe it was the aldehydes- so popular back then and used in Seyrig with great retro effect. This reminded me of Amouage Dia a little, so if you like that you may like this too.
As Seyrig settles, there is a faint woody spice seeping in, the way a summer day becomes evening. You can still smell the lilacs but there is a more human note. It reminded me of the Armistead Maupin scene, written so beautifully as usual, where Brian sniffs the back of the Mary Ann’s neck and smells her “six o’clock smell” and feels crazily in love with her. I know exactly what he means.
Here’s the notes in Seyrig: Rose de Mai Absolute, Aldehydes, Red Mandarin, Syringa accord ( a cvousin of lilac), Ylang Ylang absolute, Muguet accord, Oakmoss, Musk , and my favourite note “radical chic” your version of which may be different to mine!
Seyrig is fabulously retro with its aldehydes, lily of the valley, lilacs and rose. I fell for it at first sniff and well…it’s hard to type with one wrist glued to your nose. Very addictive! Thank you Bruno.
You can buy Seyrig from Bruno Fazzolari’s website. . Further stockists can be found here . He gets five stars from me for providing a great sample service where you can take $15 off the price of a full bottle when you’ve chosen. Great idea and very customer-friendly. The price for the sample set is $35 and a full bottle of Seyrig will set you back $110.