Coeur d’Esprit Natural Perfumes ~ Lyn Ayre Perfumer

Life is given to each human being
For a very special purpose.
This secret each human being
Must discover for himself.

 Clearly one of the very good reasons Lyn Ayre is here…is to make her beautiful perfumes…

here is a sampling of Lyn’s fragrances that I tried:

Euphoric ~ was inspired by the hypnotic qualities of the botanicals used in this formula: notes of ylang, Neroli, jasmine, petitgrain, clary sage, nutmeg, and cinnamon leaf. A lovely lift from lime and tangerine create a good opening. Finally, it comes to rest on creamy vanilla,  sandalwood, oud, and low atranol oakmoss. Oriental/Citrus 2007

Monica says: I love to put on a scent like this in the evening when my energy begins to lag. It is a great pick me up, a cheer lifter. Opening bright and citrusy it moves quite quickly on me into a yummy cinnamon/floral with a nice warm base. A very friendly scent. Charm is a word that comes to mind when sniffing Coeur d’Esprit scents. I find them charming bouquets.

Angel Whispers begins with a feathered brushing of bergamot, orange, and black pepper, which leads the way to an open powdery field of lavender and geranium, as well as fruity notes of Davana, caraway, and Osmanthus, Vanilla, Patchouli, and a delightful  dash of chocolate. Oriental 2004

Monica says: A fruity, floral “chouli”, YUM! Another delicious cheerful bouquet, this time more vanilla coming through, very foodie to me, like a bunch of flowers AND something to lick at the same time!

Entranced Featuring the plum-raison scent of Osmanthus who is joined by Jasmine and Neroli, this perfume opens with Cassie, bergamot, and petitgrain and softens to musky Ambrette, sandalwood, ambergris, and  amber accord. A lovely musk perfume. Floral Oriental 2008

Monica says: Ooooh! This definitely puts me in the mood for loooove! Another bright citrusy opening but definitely more musky sexual right from the get go! Mmmm, yeah, this is a sexy one. A lovely sparkling floral musky bouquet.

Wonder ‘Queen Jasmine’ and her hand-maidens Mimosa and Pink Lotus dominate this sexy and sensual scent. With Rosewood, Linden Blossom, and Coriander leading the way, they sing and dance exquisitely together, all the way down to the earthy notes of Ambergris, Sandalwood, Oakmoss (steam distilled), and Patchouli. Chypre/Floral 2007

Monica says:  Another Ooooh sexy! from me. Besides the obvious jasmine the pink lotus, ambergris, coriander, sandal and more adds an unusual dimension that makes me think (and feel) a spiritual union type feeling. Wonder is deep in a spiritual way although light/medium in fragrance tonality. Wonder is a very good name for it as it does put one (me anyway) into a meditative state of wonder.

Citrance My wish was to make a predominantly citrus perfume that wouldn’t just fly off one’s body. I accomplished this with the help of ladies Lavender, Chamomile, and Litsea who were heralded in by a bright hit of bergamot, lime, and ginger and supported on a base of Cedarwood and Vetiver. Great staying power. Citrus/Floral 2008

Monica says: Yikers dippers! This is one bright scent! Kikkapoo citrus to sharpen your mind! I have always thought vetiver pairs well with citrus and obviously perfumer Lyn Ayre does too. This scent makes me want to jump up and clean my whole house it’s that energizing!

Eau d’Esprit I wanted to use all parts of the Bitter Orange tree in a perfume formula. With a citrus opening of bergamot fcf (in place of bitter orange, which is not part of the bitter orange tree but also does not have the photo-toxicity of an expressed oil), orange, tangerine, and lime, it evolves to the next layer of orange blossom water absolute, Neroli, orange blossom absolute, and petitgrain, drying down to patchouli, labdanum, hyraceum, and amber accord to ground this truly wonderful citrus floral perfume. Citrus Floral 2004

Monica says: This is a very lovely neroli/ amber perfume. I am a big neroli fan, loving the relaxed feel it gives me so I am not hard to please with some good quality ingredients which Lyn has carefully placed in perfect harmony. A calming, sensual, sophisticated scent that men could easily wear.  Definitely unisex. I would say that about others as well, like Citrance and Euphoric but this was the one that to me said “mens scent” I think men smell good in neroli petitgrain blends. Really most of Lyn’s scents would be suitable for men as well as women.

Patchouli Paisley was Lyn Ayre’s Summer of patchouli LOVE 2011 perfume submission. Patchouli Paisley opens with a bright citrus scent that immediately refreshes the senses and cheers the mind. The white flower accord of Jasmine, Neroli, and Orange Blossom takes you into the depths of your heart gently opening it up to the sunny side of life. The Patchouli and other earthy notes ground you to keep you well-centred and full of joi de vive.

Monica says: Patchouli Paisley comes with Lyn’s now signature (to me) of bright beautiful jubilant bunches of flowers. Like I said, charming, lively and full of good cheer. Patchouli Paisley has grown on me on the weeks that I have had my little stash here. It has aged extramely well, becomeing rounder, softening at the edges and becoming a …well, aged version like a fine wine. For me this is a good sign of a well thought out bouquet and well chosen proportions. Yaay! Patchouli Paisley! It makes me want to sing “give peace a chaaaancee!!!” Patchouli Paisley is a heftier darker scent than the others but with Lyn’s touch maintained a light radiant heart of gladness!

Celebrity fans of Patchouli Paisley from the Summer of Patchouli Love 2011 include Patti Austin, Carly Simon, Jodie Foster and Cynthia Mort, and Marina Geigert of Perfume Smellin’ Things.

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Disclosure: Lyn kindly sent me free samples. The perfumes Lyn sells are all natural.

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photo closeup purple flower copyright Bill Ewart MV Postcards, see ad this page

Me, I took the other purple flower photo of a Martha’s Vineyard Wild flower on my walk yesterday. MM

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Lyn Ayre 08/31/2011 at 10:01 am

Good Morning, Monica.
It was lovely to wake up to this wonderful review of some of my perfumes. I appreciate all of your kind words and I’m so happy you enjoyed my scents.
Creating perfumes is a full-on passion for me. My mind is always going to it throughout the day. I’m doing what I love to do.
It has been a real pleasure to E-Meet you and be a part of your Summer of Patchouli Love Project. I look forward to future encounters.
Have a scent-filled day. Be well; be at peace.
Love Lyn

Ambrosia 08/31/2011 at 11:39 pm

A Lovely review for a lovely woman….
Lynn’s perfumes are as warm and healing as she is herself!

Lyn Ayre 09/01/2011 at 10:02 pm

Thank you, Ambrosia, for your kind words. The review made me feel really good. Love Lyn

Brad 09/02/2011 at 10:36 am

The comments about Lyn’s perfumes are truely a reflection of her heart and soul. Her passion obviously translates well into the world of scents. Congrats Lyn!

Lyn Ayre 09/02/2011 at 12:34 pm

Thanks so much, Brad. Your kind words touched my heart. Have a scent-filled day. Love Lyn

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