Unlike most 'niche' and commercial perfumes, Liz Zorn's Soivohle fragrances are composed of an incredibly high concentration of natural ingredients and 'sing' on the skin..and the tongue as well, with evocative fragrance names like Love Speaks Primeval, Oud Laquer, and Daybreak Violin. Writing Lyrical Poetry instantly transported me to Brooklyn, NYC in the 60s where my feminine and loving grandmothers would have their hair done every Saturday at the local beauty parlor and then get "dolled up" for a night out dancing or playing canasta.
The scent is a full-bodied floral with fruity nuances (which is often the most difficult to create as is evident by the barrage in the market of mediocre fragrances in this genre); it's a fragrance that I love to wear as often as possible. Mind you, this is a perfume that is best suited for a strong, feminine woman who loves to look her best and exudes confidence. Yet, I was puzzled...such a sexy scent, so why the "Edwardian" name?
"Writing Lyrical Poetry was inspired by and is an homage to my grandmothers, who were textbook feminine yet strong females. They knew how to dress, and every day they wore high heels, stockings and lipstick; in their day, they could have put Scarlett O' Hara to shame," explains Zorn. "They were two fine southern women who loved their flower gardens, tea parties and didn't bake biscuits but spent hours baking petit fours, and countless additional hours tending their lush gardens."From the well-mannered ladies of the Deep South to two immigrant women living on the wrong side of Brooklyn, femininity and style are timeless and have no social strata; they live on in both the classy Liz Zorn perfume, and, I would like to think, me.
Editor's note: This fragrance is made in very small batches, and is listed on the Soivohle website in the Moderne collection. Now thru December 18th: receive FREE Shipping on all orders over $50, and FREE Shipping plus 10% off on orders over $100.
- Michelyn Camen, Editor at Large
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