Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A wonderful review for our Elemental Scents Collection's Earth

I feel so fulfilled as a perfumer to hear that my creations makes a person so happy they feel compelled to share their impressions.  Nothing is more rewarding to me.  Thank you so much Kathy!

Here is Kathy L's review from our web site,

finally found a new scent! 

Posted by Kathy L.
I have been searching for years - literally - for a scent to replace favorites that have been tragically reformulated, chief among them, Cabochard, but also many others that I used to wear. I would try a number of scents available at various stores or even parfumeries, buy what seemed the best, wear if for a while, and finally give it away when it either bored or irritated me. I stumbled on this collection at Cambridge Whole Foods and tried them all.  
I really was not expecting much - I expected something simple along the lines of the kinds of essential oils the store carries. I was instantly drawn to Earth. It is very subtle, light, but with very interesting, intricate notes. 
I don't think I can identify any individual ingredient but the whole works beautifully. I have now the cologne which is lovely and light for summer: I can wear it every day, even in the high heat. And I am ordering the eau de parfum to try the more concentrated formulation for year round use. This particular formulation answers to the scent category to which I am always drawn - woody, chypre.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thoughts on Fragrance and Fashion

Fragrance is fashion and like all other facets of fashion it has different styles, trends and treatments. 

I always seek to create fragrance that is relative to the times but also can zig when the rest of the pack zags. 

I don't ever want a fragrance that I create to be considered "me too" in the long line of bottles in a retail environment. 

Too much of what gets created today are nothing more than a rehash of existing fragrances in the market with ever so slight modifications to make them just different enough to not be a total duplication. 

I strive to use original combinations of fragrance notes that may seem unusual but when combined create unexpected beauty and harmony. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

How To beat the After Holiday Blues

I hate this time after the holidays especially in the Northeastern part of the US.  The weather is gloomy, cold, raw and often it's just too nasty outside to even get a walk in.

To me, this is a time to do special little things for yourself.  I love to take advantage of the cold weather to make time for a special bath night where I plan the scent of bubble bath that I'm going to use, the magazine or book to read, and the beverage to drink.

I often use my own bath gels (Water or Spirit) for the bubbles but sometimes use other perfume lines depending on the my mood.  

My favorite magazine choice is usually Vogue or W with a strong cup of black tea, or hot cider, yummy!

While I soak in the lovely hot steamy tub full of beautiful fragrance, the warmth of the water envelops me like a warm blanket and I think, "Why don't I do this for myself more often?  It's such a small inexpensive luxury that makes me feel so wonderful for the rest of the day"

So my tip for the day is, pamper yourself with a small extravagance like a hot bubble bath or shower and take care of your body and spirit.  The benefits pay off long after the bath is over, you'll feel renewed and sleep like a baby.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Happy New Year!!

From all of us at Roberta Andrade Fragrances, we wish you a very safe, joyful and happy New Year!! 

Looking forward to a wonderful year with you all in 2014!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Some of the greatest bloggers and perfumers from around the world have written such wonderful  reviews of our products.  A wonderful perfumer, blogger and friend in Poland Jaroslaw Szotak wrote a great review of all of our fragrances in his blog ambramovi.blogspot.com in August that I wanted to share. Thank you so much Jarolaw! 

From Jaroslaw Szotak:

Thursday, August 4, 2013

Robert Andrade Fragrances Boston

Robert Andrade is a wonderful woman full of passion, love and faith. After a lot of turmoil in his life, decided to take up what fascinated in childhood: discovering a new aromas of nature.

Several years ago, Robert took off from a small company in Boston, producing original compositions, fragrances, perfumes, colognes and body products for men and women.
Starting and running a business was the beginning of a difficult experience, but immensely rewarding.
The first collection of perfume "Elemental Scents" premiered in 2010, and was a great event. It was a tribute to nature, magic and the elements (Air, Soul, Earth, Water, Fire) joined the two men's fragrances: "Tabac Blac" and "Monsieur", which have also been very well received by the women's audience.

The inspiration for the second collection "Supreme" 2013 years of the history of modern man, who is facing great challenges and difficult decisions, and in spite of life's curves perfectly knows how to cope in an authentic and joyful.

Robert believes that people need custom scents for the same reasons why they want to express themselves through color, sound, dance and fun. 
Although there is a finite amount of fragrance materials, there is also a finite number of notes or colors. Personal impressions are very diverse and bring joy and love to the world.

In addition to the perfumed water and perfume oil is also available in the form of body lotion and shower gel.

Inspired by memories of warm summer days.

Top notes of Italian lemon, mandarin 
Heart notes of iris, jasmine, lily of the valley
Base notes: Vanilla, Vetiver, White Musk 

The inspiration for the scent was waking up to life spring in a forest full of moss, flowers, violet and lily of the valley, and the airborne scent of grass, wood and damp earth creates a memorable olfactory experience.

Top notes of fresh aroma of cut grass, hay aroma 
notes: Absolut violet, lily of the valley, iris
Base notes are sandalwood, moss, patchouli, musk exotic 

This is a collection of flavors of an exceptionally orientalnym.Mocne and deep pachnidło.Pozostawia behind a lasting impression!

Top notes of Neroli, Orange, Jasmine, 
notes: Ylang-Ylang, Geranium, Rose, Frankincense Frakońskie,
Base notes of Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Castoreum

Ethereal blend of ripe fruit, flowers and musk.

Top notes of bergamot, neroli, currant,
Middle notes: Jasmine, Tuberose, iris, lily,
Base notes of cedar, musk.

Extremely fresh and scanned composition inspired oceanem.Jest how cool sea breeze with the scent of a floating sea salt.

Top notes: Grapefruit, Mint
Middle notes: Seaweed, Lavender, Jasmine
Base notes: Patchouli, Vanilla and gray amber.

It tells the story of what happened to a rainy day in Amsterdam.
Impeccably dressed man in a suit, coat and hat helps Robert find your way to your destination.
He is handsome, confident charm and flavor gentlemanem.Jego cologne intoxicated :)
The smell of citrus and spicy create aromas of herbs, resins and wood notes.

Top notes: Citrus, Lavender 
Middle notes: Sophisticated herbs, myrrh, resins, tobacco flower
Base notes: Vetiver, Patchouli, Musk and Vanilla

In the smell of tobacco, and hot spices mingle with leather chord and powdery cocoa.
Smell extremely distinctive, masculine, beautiful.

Top notes of bitter orange, fig 
notes: Flower tobacco, leather, exotic spices
Base notes of cedar, tonka beans, cocoa, Castoreum, Musk

The collection "Suprême"

It is a fragrance for a person who lives without fear, loves life and is not afraid of new challenges.
Perfumes modern, sophisticated, engaging.
My favorite!
The notes min: Aromatic citrus, noble trees and Musk.

FEMME SUPREME intriguing blend of Flower: Magnolia, Jasmine and white musk. beautiful and feminine.

MALE SUPREME is a man who cares about people, nature and animals.
The man, who with his smile and personality wins hearts women :)
This aromatic and durable composition, which clearly indicated the crisp notes of ozone combined with leather, cedar, ambergris and musk.
Great perfume!

The best for the end :)
Beautiful, memorable, floral-oriental, deep, very feminine and sensual! Here, miracles happen!
Must know!

The notes min: Ambra, Rose and Jasmine.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Review Roberta Andrade Fragrances no. 13 by Octavian Coifan

Since its release, we have had the opportunity to have some of the very best perfumers and bloggers review the collection and No. 13 from around the world. We were so flattered by these reviews we wanted to share them. Thank you so much to Octavian Coifan for the wonderful review below.

From Octvaian Coifan:

One of the most spectacular and unusual discoveries of this year comes from Boston. No 13 is one of those classic with a beauty which cannot be forgotten. A pure delight. Floral, soft, woody, powdery, slightly green chypre and preciously leather (just a soft veil), this creation has a remarkable sillage. From the great era of Givenchy III and its soft leather IBQ modernistic interpretations, the new No 13 brings a classic allure with a modern twist. Something quite rare these days. Like many classic creations, its beauty is not unveiled on blotter, but on skin and from a certain distance, after a certain period of time. The first impression, complex with a fruity tobacco vibe like the forgotten Fendi, but profoundly floral, gradually evolves into a mesmerizing auratic perfume. It is abstract – there is no pyramid as the 13th essence, is by definition something divine and mysterious – at least the metaphor expressed by the Italian master perfumer Baldini. Smell the perfume and let it come to your senses in the most unexpected way. 

Under the green fruity angostura bitterness, recalling tagète-cognac-chamomile and other golden flowers, a precious heart will capture your attention. The glorious knowing floral chypre in a sfumatto technique. 80′s style? Perhaps. I have portrayed a similar theme 5 years ago with the Vermeer perfume, ultra light. This one, is more daVinci, like the beautiful Gallerani portrait. You need time to discover the pure joy and enchantment of this precious creation which is ultra different from many modern launches. The powdery leather chypre drydown, strong and impertinent, yet delicate and mesmerizing, comes only after several hours. But it’s captivating. Pure enchantment for the skin and for those who smell the creation with its strange “forbidden apple” note – both fresh, green, cognac, apple-pear-mirabelle-fruit sec – over an ambery-rose-jasmine theme. It has no modern equivalent, perhaps only the Frapin Parisian collection, which feel so outdated and heavy compared to the Boston perfume. If you want a modern complex creation where no note or trend can be named with ease, then No13 will do its magic on your skin. If you like Scotch and angostura, you will adore No13, a golden perfume.