Go Ask Alice, the first-place winner of the prestigious Martha’s Vineyard Islander’s Choice Award, was also ranked highly by well-known perfume critics Marlen Elliot Harrison Lucy Raubertas, Nava Brahe, Carrie Meredith, Jen Sunderland Meade, and aromatherapy pioneer Jeanne Rose.
“Reminds me a lot of Crabtree & Evelyn’s Mysore Sandalwood fragrance…Seriously gorgeous work.”
Marlen Elliot Harrison, The Perfume Critic
Nava Brahe, Perfume Posse
“I wanted to compose a perfume that would define and contemporize the 1967 Summer of Love, a time when young Americans protested the Vietnam War, sold flowers, smoked pot, and trailed clouds of patchouli, reports perfumer Shelley Waddington. “My biggest challenges were in retaining the authenticity and the surrealistic quality of this iconic theme while achieving my goal to contemporize and raise it to the level of a classy, wearable, and versatile perfume."
Go Ask Alice is an oriental-gourmand with top notes of California orange peel, bitter orange Caribe, bergamot from Calabria, Sri Lankan black pepper, and orange flower laced with fresh raspberry and strawberry.
The heart notes contain patchouli leaf tincture, mimosa blossoms, and rose absolue.
Vintage patchouli Sumatra, sandalwood deux, cocoa, vanille, tonka, labdanum Spain, balsam Peru France, and beach-washed ambergris provide a deep creamy base.
About the Project
Described by Fragrantica Magazine as “one of 2011's most interesting perfume events,” the Peace, Love and Patchouli Contest was sponsored by Monica Miller, owner of the Perfume Pharmer Magazine. The rules were simple: perfumers had to use a minimum of 25 percent patchouli in the blend, in a base of 15 percent alcohol. The fragrance had to consist of all natural ingredients. The perfumes were sent to Monica, who decanted them into plain, randomly-numbered silver spray atomizers. The perfumes, identified only by number, were distributed to the celebrities and perfume critics to judge.
About the Perfumer
Perfumer Shelley Waddington, founder and owner of EnVoyage Perfumes, has developed many devoted followers, earning her global recognition from fellow perfumers and people of note in the worlds of fine
fragrance and art. With a carefully curated catalog of scents to choose from, her three collections:
Please contact Shelley at EnVoyage Perfumes:
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