Sarah Baker perfumes
Sarah Baker is a London-based artist, who began to develop her own perfume line in 2013 in collaboration with perfumers Ashley Eden Kessler and Sarah McCartney.
Sarah contacted me about a month ago to send me her perfumes to try and before they had a chance to arrive I had the opportunity to meet with her in person at the Jovoy opening in London where we had a most interesting conversation about, perfume, art and inspiration among other things.
Her line has four perfumes: Leopard, Greek Keys, Lace and Tartan. Each scent is presented in bottles and packaging designed by Sarah herself and on her website you will also find photographic still life compositions for purchase, inspired by each of the scents, visually representing their olfactory notes and nuances.
I will start with Greek Keys, made in collaboration with Ashley Eden Kessler, as the scent speaks to me most from a heritage point of view being a GreekGoddess myself.
Notes: Pink Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, Elemi, Rosemary, Calone, Floral Ozone, Hedione, Cedar, Vetiver, Cetalox, Oakmoss, Coumarine.
A surprising combination of coolness and warmth, it captures the essence of warm summer days and cool sea and somehow the scent becomes the embodiment of freedom and carelessness. It opens very fresh and cool with an ozonic sea vibe and a herbal undertone transferring you on the beach of a Greek island just as the summer is about to begin and the sun isn’t too hot yet but warm enough to make you crave iced drinks. Late in the afternoon and the breeze brings along scents of the nearby vegetation, the fragrance turns into a classic chypre with deep comforting base notes and a noticeable amount of oakmoss.
Leopard is the second perfume made in collaboration with Ashley Eden Kessler.
Notes: Frankincense, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Galbanum, Cassis, Rose, Violet, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Vetiver, Labdanum, Cetalox, Castoreum, Beeswax, Cashmeran, Musk.
This is a wild one! A fierce scent that bursts into your nostrils and guarantees seduction. Must be worn with matching leopard clothing – I plan on wearing it with my leopard print coat and deep red lipstick. The frankincense note is very prominent and its combination with the flowers and sandalwood gives it somehow another dimension; spiced up with pepper and smoothed down with musk it becomes an extremely interesting and highly addictive scent.
Tartan was made in collaboration with Sarah McCartney.
Notes: Virginian Cedarwood, Atlas Cedarwood, Cedar Moss, bread, leather, hops, tabacco, buddha wood, fugere, timbersilk, hedione, jasmin tea, labdamen.
The scent of softness and winter; relaxing in front of an open fire while being wrapped up in a tartan blanket after a long walk in Scotland’s Highlands wearing leather boots and cashmere shawls.
A surprising woody / earthy opening is followed by a leathery / tobacco heart that packs warmth and cosiness and dries down to a surprisingly long lasting comforting scent.
Lace, the fourth perfume of the line was also made in collaboration with Sarah McCartney.
Notes: Musk, Coconut, Hedione, Ambrox, Vanillan, Calone, Jasmin, Cedar
A seemingly innocent perfume packed with fluffy musk that tricks you into thinking that it’s going to be a smooth ride; very soon naughty jasmine and milky coconut appear and take the scent to a different level while sweet vanilla and woody notes anchor it down close to the skin making your partner come closer to take another whiff.
All four scents tell very interesting stories and express a different side of the female soul; free, fierce, soft and sweet, multidimensional and above all very interesting!