Sometimes life throws us lemons. My answer to that is always try to laugh at it not just make lemonade. But sometimes that does not work very well. I have to improvise at times and also lay off the chocolate so I turn to perfume. Neroli and orange blossom scents are known to evoke a happier place. I on the other hand have always turned to tuberose or jasmin to lift my spirits. Now I have a perfume that is so utterly perfect it is almost genius.
I have said it before and I will say it again – Vero Kern from Vero Profumo has perfectly stunning perfumes and now they are in the concentration of Voile d’Extrait.
A couple of years ago I read Birgit’s reviews of Vero Profumo perfumes in extrait. I immediately ordered the sample set of all three (at the time) extraits and fell madly and deeply in love with Rubj. The only problem was that after I ordered the bottle of extrait, I left it standing on my dresser for fear of running out of the beautiful perfume.
Here comes the Voile! I was thrilled to learn of the new launch and immediately bought a decant to see if it lives up to the extrait version. On first spray I was immediately transported to the first time I tried the extrait and have been wearing this quite regularly. It lifts my spirits instantly and centers me.
Bergamot, mandarin, neroli, orange flower absolute, tuberose, jasmin, cedar, mousse de chène and musk. (as noted on Cafleurebon and on Bois de Jasmin.)
Rubj is perhaps the most perfect happy perfume for me. It is an orange blossom scent with swirls of tuberose and jasmine. Rubj makes me feel all dressed up and ready for a night on the town. This is a hypnotically luscious perfume which brings an instant smile to my face.
If I think about it, I believe that Rubj is aptly named. Ruby the precious stone is available in all facets of the red spectrum. Red is such a warm and inviting color – it also means luck and good fortune to many. This is a red perfume as best as it comes. It is voluptuous and warm. But what is so wonderful is that this perfume does not screech in its wake. It warms on my skin and in the later dry down stage, it is more of a skin scent.
When I first spray Rubj Voile d’Extrait I get mostly neroli and orange blossom. It is almost – can I say – delicious. The tuberose and jasmin are beautifully blended and it becomes a red bouquet of tropical flowers. A few hours in the bouquet is still lush but quieter, closer to the skin. There is a very soft hint of musk intertwined with the orange blossom and tuberose.