Scented Quote of the Day, from Arcadi Boix Camps: {Updated}

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The Creation of the World and the Expulsion from Paradise, Giovanni di Paolo, 1445, The Met

If you thought one could not wax lyrical after knowing one was smelling a fabricated perfume molecule, think again. Perfumer Arcadi Boix Camps from Auram Art & Perfume is stunned by the beauty of Paradisone and tells us about his unconditional love and admiration for it,

"Paradisone is one of the most unbelievable and radiant molecules I have ever smelled, even more so than the wonderful Helvetolide (Firmenich). It is pure vibration, a storm of delicacy and diffusion.[....] 

"One smelling strip of Paradisone in a 70-m2 room diffuses the space with the angelic aromas of one million flowers. Again, as a perfumer, I must publicly say thank you to the chemists, because Paradisone's synthesis was among chemistry's miracles along with racemic, laevo and dextro Ambrox.......

[...] Paradisone is a perfume on its own, full of soul, myth, charm, emotions, freedom, tenderness, wisdom, eternity and beauty -- great philosophical concepts that astonished the wisest Western thinkers. Surely Protagoras, Socrates and Plato would find their senses pleased when smelling Paradisone. I am privileged to have experienced its heartwarming delicacy.

Paradisone puts us with the essence of perfume and the nonrational parts of our lives. Happiness, spiritual plenty, pleasure and little understood subjective emotions are the essence of perfumery and what makes perfumery an eternal art. Paradisone is paradise -- eternal, glorious, close to perfection.

(Perfumer & Flavorist, November 2007, p. 42) 

We do not know if the new Le De by Givenchy contains Paradisone (also called (+)-cis-dihydrojasmonate de méthyle, cf. Jonathan Madec's thesis in organic chemistry), but it did evoke to us a representation of paradise upon smelling it and a ground strewn with an infinite number of delicate petals of flowers.

Eau de Dolce Vita by Dior, Romance by Ralph Lauren, and Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme contain Paradisone. 

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