40 Days and 40 Nights of Fragrance Notes: Aldehydes
1. I am trying to avoid all the Royal Wedding chatter.This means I will be avoiding the television, twitter and all websites.This will be a "Royal Free" zone.
I am not smitten with Kate.
There. I said it.
2. There are notes that we did not get around to dishing about!
Here is the definition straight from wikipedia:
"Aldehyde is an organic compound containing a formyl group. This functional group, with the structure R-CHO, consists of a carbonyl centre bonded to hydrogen and an R group. The group without R is called the aldehyde group or formyl group. Aldehydes differ from ketones in that the carbonyl is placed at the end of a carbon skeleton rather than between two carbon atoms. Aldehydes are common in organic chemistry. Many fragrances are aldehydes."
Science and math are not my strong subjects. My mind is cluttered with powder puffs and marshmallows. Patti's famous line is "We are deep as plates".
I am afraid to say that mind will start some type of "elevator music" when I attempt to comprehend math, science and boys. I understand the language of lip gloss.
I think aldehydes smell like sunlight. They manage to make a dark fragrance come into the light. It is fizzy like champagne and shimmery like a diamond. Think sparkle, neon and brightness.
Chanel fragrances are the masters at harnessing the magic of aldehydes. Chanel No.5 is like oxygen. It smells like the brightest day of your life. The sunlight it replicates is that first fall day. It is crisp, sparkling yet slightly dark. Chanel No.22 is considered "the godfather" of all aldehyde fragrances. It is chock full of light and shimmer.
Great Aldehyde Fragrances:
Chanel No 22
Chanel No 5
Chanel No 19
Chanel Cuir de Russie
Chanel Bois de Iles
Bond 9 Broadway Nite
Versace (the original)
Frederic Malle Noir Epices
Frederic Malle Iris Poudre
Frederic Malle Fleur de Cassie
Van Cleef and Arpels First
Balenciaga Le Dix
Le Labo Aldehyde 44
Robert Piguet Baghari
Agent Provocateur Maitresse
Ralph Lauren Safari
Estee Lauder White Linen
Clinique Aromatics Elixir
Etat Libre d'Orange Sex Pistols
Comme des Garcons 2
Please share your favorite aldehyde fragrances in the comments!
Graphic Credit" Melanie Parker
Disclosure: My current bottle of Chanel No 5 was provided by Chanel. God only knows how many I have purchased in the past!