Strange invisible Perfumes was created by Alexandra Balahoutis in 2000 with the conviction that high-end perfumes be made of authentic botanical essences. Alexandra is dedicated to the art of botanical perfumery and happily tormented by perfectionism: she lives in Venice, California close to the Strange Invisible Perfumes boutique.
Botanical perfumer Alexandra Balahoutis formulates each original fragrance with certified organic, wildcrafted, biodynamic, and hydro-distilled essences. Hydro-distillation is a gentle immersion method that captures the complete aromatic profile of a plant, including the fine aroma chemicals that cannot be captured with steam distillation.
Alexandra Balahoutis created a very unique collection, Perfumes of the Zodiac.
Aries is The Innovator and his element is fire. The first sign of the zodiac, Aries is able to make incredible things happen quickly. Hydro-distilled essences of cinnamon, rose, and angelica fuel a vibrant imagination. Frankincense, benzoin, lavender, and sandalwood cool fiery impulses, encouraging the composure needed to realize visionary plans.
Cancer is The Levelheaded Bohemian and his element is Water.
Cancer is the only sign of the zodiac ruled by the moon. While being adventurous and free spirited, those born under Cancer are known for their cleverness, generosity, and devotion to family. Mandarin, patchouli, and lily of the valley encourage Cancer’s mischievous sense of humor, while sumptuous notes of Tahitian vanilla, amber, and leather make this sign feel right at home.
Capricorn is The Force to Be Reckoned With and his element is Earth.
Ruled by Saturn, Capricorn is famous for a nearly heroic sense of commitment, patience, and drive. Iris, frankincense, and Tahitian vanilla speak to Capricorn’s earthy, sensual side and strong need for stability. Neroli, jasmine, and white Cognac invite Capricorn to let go of routine and enjoy the rewards of spontaneity.
Finally, Aquarius is The Rebel with a Cause and his element is Air.
Aquarius, the third and final air sign, is one of the most charismatic signs of the zodiac. Neroli and rosemary fuel Aquarius’s independence, intellect, and humanitarianism, urging Aquarians to put their global ideals into action. Lavender, white sage, and frankincense soothe anxiety, grounding Aquarius when airy detachment sets in.
On the other side there is Blood Concept, a one-of-a-kind fragrance, a declaration of identity. Giovanni Castelli, former fashion designer and photographer, with Antonio Zuddas, a copywriter, launched a quartet of four unique fragrances, one for each blood group. So you have A, B, 0 and AB. As the Blood Concept creators told “As perfume creators we’re intrigued by the fact that the scent you wear can reveal Freudian clues about you. Your smell is about instinct, identity, personality […]. Our concept is about declaring one’s identity and celebrating our relationship with Nature.”
Blood Concept fragrances don’t really smell like blood but each one does have a lingering metallic end note that made them a trademark.
Each fragrance represents a phase of human race’s evolution, so type 0 in animalic: leathery notes evoke animal skins and aromatic cypress, cedar and thyme. Type A has tomato leaf and anise, it captures all kind of greenness. B is a mixture of pret-à-porter notes like apple&cherry with a rich black tea accord by patchouli and cedarwood. Type AB is all about aldehydes, giving that so familiar smell after the rain.
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