Friday, May 16, 2014

STEAMPUNK EDT by Erik Kormann (1000 & 1 Seife)

Photo credit: + Q Perfume Blog

It is no secret that I am fascinated by the Victorian Era  and also my love for Violet scents.
In the beginning of this year my dearest friend and perfumer Erik Kormann from 1000 & 1 Seif sent me his latest fragrance launch STEAMPUNK (VIOLA) EDT, a delicious retro-futuristic Victorian-violet fragrance inspired by Jules Verne's masterpiece - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

photocredits: Erik Kormann

The fragrance according to Erik contain notes of limette, ionone, carrot seed oil, ylang-ylang, elemi, cedar oil, cashmeran, amber, musk and moss. 
"A fresh, cooling, steel  feeling with a slightly flowery-powery touch" he says.
And this is exactly what it is! Erik mastered the concept of modernity and retro by giving  a violet perfume a new modern hip approach. 

It contains all this metallic approach of the Steampunk movement and fashion style coming from the Industrial Revolution of the Victorian Age, and a woody-powdery touch that remind us of an era where some things were still handmade and artistic.

To me Steampunk EDT strikes slightly different. It is a gentle, neat, clean, "just got out the shower" kind of perfume, but I still can relate to this game of Victorian retro-futuristic vibe in a certain way if I bring back the memory of one of my favorite childhood retro movies: Time Machine 1960 version.
The Time Machine is a science fiction story written in 1895 by H.G. Wells about a journey into the future made it possible by the development of a time machine by a Victorian man called George, played by the charming perfectly dressed and groomed Rod Taylor.
So this is what Steampunk EDT is to me: Elegant Rod Taylor in a perfectly tailored suit, crisp look of the classic business man of the 60's, with the hair style with slick-side parts perfectly combed!

Rod Taylor in the Victorian movie The time machine - 1960

Rod Taylor

Steampunk EDT It is another option for the MAD MEN look - remember that I have already written about it when I reviewed Fantastic Man by Byredo?

The thing is that Steampunk EDT can also be a great option for women, while Fantastic Man can't.

Steampunk works perfectly for feminine women. It is flowery and powdery and very gentle as I have mentioned. A VERY GOOD VIOLET PERFUME and perfect for every season and daily wear.
I am in luuuuuve!

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