Almost two years ago, I presented the newly launched eaux de parfum from the Snake Collection by Stéphane Humbert Lucas to you here in the Duft-Tagebuch. Today I would like to extend this small but fine series with the recently hatched snake offspring Pink Boa. In 2022, the colourful creations with handsome images hit like a bomb, were eagerly awaited and have been incredibly popular ever since.
Personally, I was particularly taken with the turquoise-blue God of Fire, with its wonderful mango notes, and I know that many of you felt or feel the same way. But the other creations in the line based around the reptile of seduction are also beautiful and well worth testing.
I’ll link you to my previous posts on the collection below – for anyone who wants to read them again or who may have missed them:
- The new Snake Collection by Stéphane Humbert Lucas – Attention please!
- God of Fire and Lady White Snake by Stéphane Humbert Lucas
- Crying of Evil and Sand Dance by Stéphane Humbert Lucas
- Mortal Skin reloaded – Snake Collection by Stéphane Humbert Lucas
Pink Boa – Enchanting snake dance
The name and bottle colour could already indicate a certain fragrance direction, but I like to be surprised, because with God of Fire the turquoise blue initially sent me on a completely wrong olfactory track. As is customary for the brand, the perfumer was Stéphane Humbert Lucas himself, who drew inspiration for the creation from Parisian nightlife.
Pink Boa was inspired by the hustle and bustle backstage at a famous cabaret on the Champs-Élysées. In a few hours, a young dancer will be on stage for the first time. She imagines that all eyes are on her and stage fright dominates her thoughts. Her blue eyes close for a moment, her cheeks turn pink, her heartbeat accelerates, her breath hitches as her corset tightens.
The fragrance notes read like the recipe for a wonderful summer drink, don’t you think? Rosemary, bergamot, blackcurrant, vodka, raspberry, basil, patchouli, ambergris, incense and musk are the ingredients, and it’s not for nothing that the brand has created a visual with a matching long drink.
Dance the boa for me!
The opening of Pink Boa by Stéphane Humbert Lucas is delicate, airy and gently sparkling with wonderful berry notes that remind me of sherbet and pink berry lemonade. The raspberry has a sweet-sour, powdery and molecular effect, bathing the fragrance in a truly beautiful pink.
Subtly tart bergamot brings a touch of freshness to the creation, which gradually reveals cool, crystalline facets that make the composition appear more ethereal and airy. An alcoholic tartness, which reminds me of gin or vodka, pervades Pink Boa and thus actually creates the olfactory image of a raspberry long drink.
I don’t notice the aromatic herbal green of basil and rosemary separately on my skin; it probably blends with the tingling raspberry notes and thus plays more of an underlining role. Pink Boa looks slightly different on the test strip than on my epidermis. Here, the eau de parfum reveals a clear tendency towards ginger ale after a raspberry sparkling start. Also, very exciting and once again a reason why I definitely recommend testing it on your own skin.
Pink Boa is perfect for all fans of raspberries and other red berries, fruity fizzy drinks and long drinks with fruit sodas. The colour of the bottle and the name fit like a glove. A summery, berry-rich and cheerful fragrance with airy, molecular facets and a raspberry that you can smell is not entirely natural. Rather feminine, suitable for everyday wear and the office and also perfect for going out in the evening, the eau de parfum by Stéphane Humbert Lucas is the ideal fragrance for the warmer months of the year. A creation with a Barbie vibe that is sure to find many friends.