Friday, November 15, 2013

Magnetic Scent ; Indigo, Tindrer

The perfume brand a part of artisanal family



Magnetic Scent collection

I dedicated recent posts to the true artisanal perfumery, such as Meo Fusciuni, Andy Tauer, Oliver&Co. and now to the Magnetic Scent. This is a new perfume brand that will emerge soon enough most likely because it possess good quality perfumes. Magnetic Scent is based in Amsterdam and the founder is Spyros Drosopoulos, the man whose fileds of study were natural sciences as well. I am always a bit suspicious about self-made perfumes, but the offerings on that field are flourishing!
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Posvetio sam nedavne postove pravim obrtničkim parfemima, kao što su Meo Fusciuni, Andy Tauer, Oliver&Co. i sada, Magnetic Scent. Ovo je potpuno novi parfemski brend koji će vjerojatno ubrzo postati rašireniji jer imaju solidne parfeme. Magnetic Scent je baziran u Amsterdamu i osnivač je Spyros Drosopoulos, čovjek čiji su interesi i prirodne znanosti također. Ja sam uvijek sumnjičav što se tiče samoukih parfumera, no ponuda na tom polju zaista cvjeta! 


Magnetic Scent Indigo


















Magnetic Scent is the perfume brand that stressed out its artisanal manufacture. If you ask Spyros whether he is qualified to be called perfumer, he answers with yes. Also, he highlighted that he is not to be qualified as a perfumer who had formal education and made several famous perfumes. As I sad, he was interested into natural sciences and with his Magnetic Scent he found a way to connect his field of work with his passion which is absolutely the most important thing a man can achieve. There are few things I would like to point out; First of all, the brand is based in the Netherlands which is very common today. Traditionally, perfumes did not come from the Netherlands. Today, Puredistance is from there as well as Ineke who studied and had formal perfumer's education. Second interesting thing is that the artisanal perfumery is emerging nowdays. Why is that so? Is there enough room in the market? I believe the answer is hidden in globalisation process. The world is now connected and it's very easy to pick up natural ingredients from Tahiti, Laos, India, etc. Also, it provides good communication and further education. The world is now smaller place than before. That is why Magnetic Scent can have such complex structure as well as the above mentioned perfume brands. It's not easy to be artisan because everything requires attention and Spyros makes everything by hand. The charm of artisanal process is that the one gets everything crafted, mostly by hand. When I sampled scents for the first time I have noticed familiar perfume notes and complex fragrant structures. It is something that makes them beautiful. The one maybe should have expected simple and plain perfumes but that is not so.

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Magnetic Scent je parfemski brend koji je naglasio svoju obrtničku proizvodnju. Ako pitati Spyrosa da li on samog sebe kvalificira kao parfumera, odgovor je da. Važno je reći kako je naglasio da se on ne svrstava u rang kvalifikacije parfumera koji je imao formalnu edukaciju i napravio svjetski poznate parfeme. Kao što sam rekao, bio je zainteresiran za prirodne znanosti i pronašao je način putem Magnetic Scenta kako spojiti svoju profesiju i strast, što je zapravo vrlo važno da se pronađe. Postoji nekoliko stvari koje bih volio naglasiti; Prvo, brend je baziran u Nizozemskoj što je vrlo obično za današnje pojmove. Tradicionalno, parfemi nisu dolazili iz Nizozemske. Danas, Puredistance dolazi od tamo, kao i Ineke koja je studirala i primila formalnu edukaciju za parfumera. Druga zanimljiva činjenica je da se obrtnička parfumerija uvelike razvija. Zašto je to tako? Da li ima dovoljno mjesta na tržištu? Vjerujem da se odgovor pronalazi u procesu globalizacije. Svijet je sada pvoezan i vrlo je lako uzeti prirodne materijale s Tahitija, Laosa, Indije itd. Također, taj proces omogućava dobru komunikaciju i daljnju edukaciju. Svijet je sada manje mjesto nego prije. To je možda i odgovor zašto Magnetic Scent ima tako kompleksnu strukturu kao i već spomenuti parfemski brendovi. Nije lako biti obrtnik jer mnogo stvari zahtijeva pažnju i Spyros čini sve s ručnom izradom. Šarm obrtničkog procesa je da pojedinac dobije većinu stvari obrađene ručno. Prilikom testiranja parfema po prvi puta, primjetio sam poznate parfemske note i kompleksne građevne strukture. To je nešto što ih krasi. Prevarili bi ste se ukoliko bi očekivali jednostavne mirise. 

Magnetic Scent Workshop




Workshops are great initiative by Spyros because it enables transmission of gained knowledge. To attend workshop would be cool but I would like to concentrate on two perfumes. First one is called Indigo and it's my favorite from Magnetic Scent. It has very uncommon scent of mastic oil! Mastic is originally connected with Southeast Europe, around Greece. At the same time, it is warm, playful and deep scent! It is the scent that represents the perfect day, from the noontime, until the buzz starts and the one realizes it's friday! It is very thick and very deep scent. The smell reminds me of an ink, of deep blue inkwell that spreads around in drops. Mastic oil makes it very interesting because it's unusual and not exploated. You will not come across many mastic-based scents. It opens with the notes mastic oila and dark, opulent rose. The perfume has floral and woody oriental character whole time! After the mastic and dark rose, floral bouquet encompasses the composition making it very thick and sweet. Sweet floral thickness is dominant until woody and warm notes do not take the lead. Amber and  warm woods are in the base notes making whole composition rounded, soft and cozy! It is the scent of an inkwell to me and because of the mastic which I love very much! Second one is Tindrer. “Tindrer” was inspired by the song with the same name by one of my favourite bands called Under Byen. Tindrer is Danish for “sparkle”. Listening to the song always gave me visions of cold spring mornings in the countryside", that is the sentence that best describes Tindrer. It is extremely fresh floral perfume. It brings out floral freshness, the freshness of the petals and flower leafs. It is possible to imagine how single drop slides through the green petal through the scent. It projects is the scent of violets and white musk. There is another interesting scent - the odour of minerals and wet soil. To summarize, it is extremely fresh and organic scent that captivates the nature itself. With those two perfumes I wanted to make an example how good artisanal perfumery can be. Obviously, perfume market has a lot more to say and we are waiting patiently. Magnetic Scent is very good example that gives very good experience! 

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Radionice su fantastična inicijativa od Spyrosa jer omogućuju da se prenese znanje. Bilo bi zanimljivo prisustvovati jednoj, no htio bih se koncentrirati na dva parfema. Prvi se zove Indigo i to je moj favorit Magnetic Scenta. Posjeduje vrlo neuobičajen miris ulja mastike! Mastika je inače svojim korijenima vezana za Južnu Europu, oko Grčke. Istovremeno, to je topli, razigrani i dubok miris! To je miris koji predstavlja savršen dan, od podneva pa do gradske vreve, a Vi u jednom trenu shvatite kako je petak! Iznimno je gust i dubok miris koji me podsjeća na tintu, na tamno plavu tintarnicu koja se širi uokolo svojim kapima. Ulje mastike čini miris jako zanimljivim jer je to još uvijek neiskorištena nota. Nećete naići na mnogo parfema baziranima na mastici. Otvara se notom mastike i tamnom raskošnom ružom. Parfem cijelo vrijeme ima floralno i orijentalno drveni karakter. Nakon mastike i tamne ruže, cvjetni buket se pridružuje kompoziciji čineći ga gustim i slatkim. Cvjetna slatkoća je dominantna dok god drvene i tople note ne preuzmu inicijativu. Amber i meka drva čine cijelu kompoziciju drvenom zaokruženom i ugodnom! To je miris tintarnice za mene zbog mastike koju zaista cijenim! Drugi miris je Tindred. "Tindrer je inspiriran istoimenom pjesmom, benda Under Byen. Tindrer je Danska riječ za "iskru". Slušajući pjesmu, uvijek dobivam vizije hladnog proljetnog jutra na selu", to je rečenica koja najbolje opisuje Tindrer, svježi cvjetni parfem. Donosi floralnu svježinu, svježinu petjeljki i cvjetnog lista. Moguće je zamisliti kako kaplja klizi niz zelenu petjeljku putem mirisa. Projicira miris ljubičica i bijelog mošusa. Postoji još jedan zanimljiv miris, a to je miris minerala i mokrog tla. Zaključno, to je iznimno svjež i organski miris koji zarobljuje samu prirodu. Na primjeru tih dvaju parfema sam htio prikazati primjer kako dobra obrtnička parfumerija može biti. Očito, tržište parfema ima još mnogo toga za ponuditi, a mi strpljivo čekamo. Magnetic Scent je jako dobar primjer koji daje fantastično iskustvo!

Indigo
Artistic Impression: Very good
Direction: Gothic
Type: Oriental - woody 
Quality of the raw materials: Very good 
Note: The perfume that has very interesting and uncommon perfume notes


Artistic Impression: Good
Direction: Luminism
Type: Floral 
Quality of the raw materials: Very good 
Note: The perfume that is very luminous and has superb organic feeling

Juraj, BL'eauOG




2 comments:

  1. Juraj, Thanks for sharing this article In Parfummanic

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    1. Hey Carla!

      As I always do! I thought it was worth it!

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