One of my fragrance wishes for 2006 came true last week when I unwrapped Fumerie Turque.
If you remember I posted a New Years wish that was...
"I hope that Fumerie Turque will be on the export list."
I thought it was a pipe dream until the confirmation came via Bela and Makeupalley.
I was giddy.
Why was I giddy? Because this fragrance is heavenly.
There is smoked leather with Balkan tobacco notes along with currants, white honey, candied Turkish rose, Egyptian jasmine, beeswax, Peru balsam, patchouli, tonka bean, styrax, juniper oil and vanilla. The information on the notes was found at the great resource Serge Luten's Fragrances Nearly all the Facts at
On me Fumerie Turque is all sweet smoke with just a hint of rose. It has an amazing drydown that lasts throughout the day. It is sultry and romantic. I wore it every day last week except for when I tested Estee Lauder Pleasures. I can not get enough of it.
This is true fragrance lust.
It is exclusive to Barneys and will retail for $98. It will be available in November.
Call Tyler at NYC Barneys at 212-833-2003.
He is my favorite SA.
photos: painting by Riza-i 'Abbasi 1619 at dia.org, Blogdorf Goodman, and "Slave of Love and Light of my Eyes" by Etienne Dinet, French. Oil, 1904 at Orientalist.net