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The beautiful intense iris, citrus, violet, musk fragrance we made with Louise Woollam, award winning beauty writer of Get Lippie, following the loss of her sense of smell, and its unpredictable and sometimes very unpleasant return. Read Louise's description and the full story here. Paradox raises funds for Fifth Sense, the organisation for people with damage to their sense or smell or taste.  

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A couple of years ago this happened to Louise Woollam, writer of the Get Lippie blog and Jasmine Award nominee several times over.  (Click the link to read her story in The Guardian).

Essentially, a normal cold turned evil, took away her sense of smell and as it returned it came back with some really awful malfunctions. After a trip to the Osmotheque, the perfume museum at Versailles, Louise - who knew her vanilla from her vetivert - identified that she could still accurately smell ionones (in violet and iris), citrus fruits and musks. Other things were missing or smelled truly awful.

As you do, we volunteered to blend a perfume to Louise's individual needs, so she came over to Acton for the testing session. It had to smell good to her, but also good to others, particularly Louise's husband. She wasn't going to go out in something weird, just because her sense of smell had been turned inside out and upside down.

So Paradox exists, named because it's a perfume for someone whose sense of smell was being eratic to say the least. With Sarah, Louise created a deep green iris, with citrus fruits and musk and let us sell it here too.

Top notes: lemon, iris

Heart notes: violet, bergamot

Base notes: musk

Ingredients: Alcohol Denat, Parfum, Apha-iso-Methylionon, Linalool, Limonene, Citral, Geraniol, Citronel.

Paradox is suitable for vegans.