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 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.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Collection Suprême Inpirations - No 13

I picked this particular name of this composition for two reasons; 13 is a favorite number for me, and I believe in making your own luck rather than being controlled by a superstition. 

Creating No. 13 was a journey that I wasn't certain would ever have a destination. It felt at times that I would wander for years trying to perfect the composition that became No.13, but finally it did come together and it was a very satisfying arrival.

I call this composition my beautiful problem child because she was very temperamental and fussy in the process of creation. Like a real child needing just the right things to eat, No. 13 needed just the right combination of materials in exacting proportion to finally mold her into the beautiful swan she has become.  You couldn't tell I'm a proud mother could you..?

No 13 had a very interesting start in life with a combination of influences that created her.  Some of these were my thoughts and imaginings coupled with input from a clothing designer who originally had commissioned the fragrance.    No. 13 was meant to be THE brand fragrance for this designer with a composition evocative of past beauties likes Coco, Fendi and Boucheron.

If that had  happened, the fragrance would have had another name and a fictitious market invented history that would have not even remotely reflected her true origins.

So originally, I was to be just the surrogate perfumer mother who would carry the fragrance in my soul and bring her to life, however during my fragrance pregnancy, my client changed their mind. 

Disappointed, I thought the composition would sit on a shelf with other experiments never to see the light of day again: Instead, I made the decision to continue my work and make the final product one of the four fragrances in Collection Suprême

As I had mentioned No. 13 was a problem child and needed time to develop and mature which ultimately paid off.  No. 13 emerged a beautiful multifaceted oriental fragrance with accords of bergamot, tobacco, narcotic florals, plum, amber, galbanum, wood, rose, jasmine, musk, and melis.   

Since her birth, No.13 is already taking on a life of her own with reviews from famed perfumer/historians/bloggers Octavian Coifan, Paris and Jaroslaw Szostak, Warsaw. 

On the next post I will tell more about the inspiration for the other three siblings of Collection Suprême.

Until then, warmest wishes, 


Sunday, June 23, 2013

How it all started

I've always been a perfumer in my heart and soul but I wasn't always a perfumer.  In the not too distant past, I actually spent 22 years of my working adult life as a software engineer far away from fragrance.  
Recently a new friend in the perfume industry who liked my latest collection very much asked me if I had always been a perfumer by profession.  When I told him I was once a software engineer he replied, "Oh well that explains everything!"  I think he was being ironic....
How and why was I a software engineer?  I became a software engineer for two reasons:   

I'm a geek/artist/scientist  


I sold out my real passion to the societal pressures of a ''real" job, a roof over my head, and food other than macaroni and cheese (generic no less), for dinner practically every night. 
All the while, my real passion was art.  I love every form of artistic expression, painting, singing, dance, acting, fashion and most of all fragrance. I fell in love with my first fragrance when I was five years old, it was Chantilly and to this day the fragrance still transports me to childhood and fond memories.  
Unfortunately, I got used to my nice life (sans macaroni and cheese), and also couldn't  find a way easily to shed the "stuff" such as vehicles, house, mortgage, etc. that shackled me to the two decades career choice;  That was until divorce and the 2001 economic crash changed my life.    Luckily for me losing my 4 bedroom house, ex-husband, and software career was the blessing-in-disguise I needed to re-evaluate my life and get back on track.
From that point on, I pursued all avenues available to me to learn my vocation, which started online and lead to a lifetime adventure in Bangkok to study with veteran master perfumer Stephen Dowthwaite. I will devote separate postings to my Bangkok adventures in future posts.
When I was a little girl, I believed I could do anything I wanted, that the world was my oyster and all I had to do was think it into being and it would happen.  Like most children I was made to stop believing in "fairy tales" and get on with the real work and duty that we all as adults were expected to embrace.  
Little did I know as that young girl wanting to do nothing but make everything smell beautiful that there was a place for me as an adult to do exactly that as a perfumer.  I sometimes lament the years that I lost.  I regret believing in things that adults in my world told me I should do as a child instead of having enough trust in my own guiding intuition to find my place earlier in life. 
 But lamenting aside, I could not be happier having finally embarked in 2002 on my true authentic path and found my place in the world.  As they say 'better late than never'. 
I founded Roberta Andrade Fragrances and after much development launched the first seven fragrance collection Elemental Scents in June 2010 and the additional four fragrances of Collection Supreme in June 2013.  I am quite happy with my creations so far and look forward to new inspirations that continue to flood my mind with every smell I experience each day.
The only thing that brings me more joy than making fragrances and being married to my wonderful husband Sheldon is when one of my creations takes on a personal meaning for a wearer making it a part of their own personal expression of life.  
I love when a fragrance like an abstract painting takes on a meaning for the wearer and becomes a living breathing entity. 
I hope that you all enjoy reading this and stay tuned for more great things I have in mind to share.
Warmest wishes, Roberta