Friday, February 14, 2014

Giulietta Capuleti ; Soul Drops

Few drops of this for your soul.
Giuletta Capuleti Soul Drops
Giulietta Capuleti Soul Drops

In The Federalist, James Madison, one of the framers of the Constitution in 1787., said „If men were angels, no gouvernment would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls would be necessary.” Even in this world, the touch of divine is evoked, it is necessary. Divine is beyond human comprehension, the mankind evokes it since our beginnings in various shapes and forms. In the olfactive meaning, the divine has come in the form of Soul Drops.

Soul Drops by Mara de Guidi

Oh, how sweet love is when it is yours. Oh, how sweet it is when it comes in form of the softest white Bulgarian rose, of the rose of May and Damascus rose that are tingling your skin. Oh how sweet it is when it comes in form of pomegranate tree and pepper tree that are willing to show what love is capable of. It is so sweet when it is delivered to us, the humans, by Mara de Guidi, the author behind the Soul Drops. Evoking the angels is as equal as evoking the divine touch. There is no greater interference of divine hand than the one when it comes to love. From the ancient times, love was the motive for many. Rome is referred to as the eternal city; Paris is considered to be the most romantic one, but what about the city of love? Each place got its meaning through history and they became symbolic places. William Shakespeare particularly made one place immortal – that is Verona in Italy. Verona became the embodiment of the eternal love because that is the city where Romeo and Juliet experienced their eternal and tragic love. It is the city from which the author behind this perfume, our story teller, Mara de Guidi comes from. She presented the most famous love story to us in the art form. William Shakespeare is the most famous and most translated poet in the history. It just seems like he was sent by the angels. His works will not be surpassed because of their beauty and the messages he sent to us. Soul drops is the story combining arts. Literature was adopted many years ago as one of the acclaimed art forms. Literature is so important that it even has Nobel Prize, while the painting art doesn’t have one. We have acclaimed art form here. Second art form is not so adapted by the people – it is the perfume! Olfactive art is in its forming but never the less, it is the true one. Nothing stimulates our senses so much as the scent does. It has the same value as the literature, cinema or the paintings. It stimulates us through our senses as every other form does and just like any other form, it can have the purposes outside itself. Soul Drops is not just consisted of only one form; it was inspired by literature and love. “Perfume is not only art; it is also love – the little boy with scented arrows he dips in the jars and bottles of her mother – Aphrodite.” (Octavian Coifan, 1000fragrance, historian and perfume writer). Soul Drops is the perfume inspired by several art forms; poetry, olfactive art and the divine hand of love.
Mara de Guidi, the idea behind Soul Drops

The perfume itself is the contrast of romantic and dominant perfume notes. It is traditional rose-based bouquet with the slight touch of sweetness. It is creamy, enveloping and very warm. It is the reminiscent of amber base in floral manner. On the contrast to the gentle notes, pepper tree, pomegranate tree and musk are making it determined, a bit edgy and powerful. “But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Arise fair sun and kill the envious moon…” said Romeo – the perfume is just like the poetry itself. It is full of contrasts and a play between the light and shadow. To me, Soul Drops is the perfume of breaking dawn, pale color, romantic soul and solid character. It is a perfume worth of Shakespearean heroine. Dry down is powdery and floral. It possesses the atmosphere of rose petal that is very natural and beautiful. The scent trail is romantic and opulent. Three kinds of roses are included; Bulgarian, Rose of May, Damascus Rose. Combination of the three is forming very romantic, opulent and traditional floral bouquet. Honeysuckle and jasmine are making it sweet and gentle – almost creamy. It is the most sensual part of the perfume. The whole perfume is the reminiscent of the garden, the one finds itself surrounded by peppery notes in the air and how it walk through the thorny roses and jasmine flowers to reach for the sunbathed jar of honey. It is the garden in springtime, when the nature wakes up and when Cupid starts to throw his arrows. Composition of a perfume is very traditional. All the greatest perfumes used similar floral bouquet to compose classics of the day. Each perfume icon has similar fragrant structure. This one is the reincarnation with added touch of delicacy. Soul Drops is the modern perfume  that represent the best of classic perfumery - the structure, materials and scent.

When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams
as the north wind lays waste the garden
.” Khalil Gibran, The Prophet (About love)

Everything that remains is to enjoy the divine hand that formed the creation, in this case – the love and the perfume. Soul Drops is just an example how perfumery is intertwined with art forms. Who are we without a perfume? It is our primordial sense. Who are we without love? It is a part of us. The beauty of Soul Drops lies in its idea. It communicates something invisible but very close to our heart. Everything can be experienced through this work of art.
Juraj, BL'eauOG

Soul Drops

Artistic Impression: Work of art
Direction: Classicism
Type:  Oriental Floral
Quality of the raw materials: Impeccable 
Note: The perfume that is reinterpretation of the classic bouquet with three types of roses, opulent heart with gentle tones


  1. You have swept me away with your prose about this creamy rose offering. I've never heard of this before, but you just created a lemming for me! Wonderful job! xoxoxx Steve

    1. Thank you a lot Steve! My blogger wouldn't let me comment before, they probably removed that issue. Thanks and I hope it will arrive safely ;)


  2. I ti one of the best things I have read in some time! You took my breath away, congratulations! :)

    1. Thank you a lot for this beautiful comment!
      It means I fulfilled my purpose, I will try to keep up on the same level! :)

      Sorry for the late response, my apologies (blogger issue)