Mizensir ~ Heliotrope Bleue

Mizensir is the brainchild of legend-in-his-own-time perfumer Alberto Morillas. The Geneva based company offers an intriguing range of candles and home fragrance sprays, none of which I’ve tried outside of the Heliotrope Bleue candle. (Too little time, too little money, etc.)

CandlesHeliotrope Bleue smells not of actual heliotrope, but of an idealized, hyper-real impression of it. Where many heliotrope fragrances tend to overly fetishize the bloom’s sifted powder element, Morillas takes an endearingly different tack. Aniseed fills the heart of its aroma, but smells less licorice-like than one would think, and more… nutty? Yes, nutty. Paired with a vanillic lilt, the effect is reminiscent of almond biscotti. Hovering over the biscotti allusion like a halo, the pale glow of fresh floral notes linger in the air, having been trapped forever in a perfumer’s state of grace where there is no organic decay, no death.

In some ways, this candle embraces what I wanted the Lolita Lempicka fragrance to be, but wasn’t. Which? Is largely due to an errant and most unfortunate stale gym shorts note in Lolita Lempicka, that once noticed couldn’t be shaken off upon subsequent sniffs.

The candle is slow burning, but burns cleanly, with a delicate yet wide flung throw, and evenly melting wax. Even the wick doesn’t need to be trimmed all too often, as it seems to keep pace with the wax quite well.

I’m not sure I’ll be replacing this particular candle, which has nothing to do with its quality and everything to do with a now keen curiosity about the rest of the Mizensir line. Heliotrope Bleue smells charming, elegant, and as if a paragon of the word “cozy” itself… much like a good cafe or an intimate still life painting.

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    Said this on June 22nd, 2007 at 5:31am:

    Heliotrope and aniseed…*turns green and quickly runs away*

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    Said this on June 22nd, 2007 at 1:32pm:

    Aw, it’s really not overwhelming, but no, I guess it still wouldn’t be one you’d like, heh!

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    Said this on June 29th, 2007 at 2:32am:

    Although heliotrope is not one of my favourite notes, the description you offered makes it sound very cozy and yummy indeed: almond biscotti. Hmmm…there goes my autumn budget for home aromas.


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