by La Fleur by Livvy
EAU DE PARFUM
Family: Musky floral
Perfumer: Olivia Larson
Top: Verbena, fennel
Middle: Lime, jasmine, white lotus, kewra, coriander, ginger, curry leaf, coconut, butter
Base: Musk, patchouli, stryax, hay
For Olivia Larson's first-ever mixed media release, she turned to the romanticized era of Colonial India, when the British East India Company traded tea, spices, cotton and silk. In the evening, a small glass of homemade lime cordial provided the perfect remedy for the intolerable heat, gracing the tables of the finest homes, while the scent of delicious curries drifts through the open windows.
An Indian Summer opens with freshly chopped herbs, like a cook prepping for the evening meal. Lemony fresh verbena creates the perfect segue into the development of a refreshing lime cordial. The scent of exotic blooms and white musk join in, making the fragrance kinda blurry and dreamy. The drydown offers a slightly animalic musk as well as soft earth tones that remain quietly in the background. An Indian Summer (and other fragrances from this house) offers a glimpse of life in India through the lens of a native Indian, instead of, for example, a Westerner's cliché in the form of resins, sandalwood, spice and rose. We thoroughly enjoy and appreciate it.