Our Olfactive Studio Flashback in New York samples and decants are rebottled by Scent Split from genuine fragrance bottles. Scent Split is a wholly independent entity not affiliated, connected, or associated with Olfactive Studio.
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Original bottle not included with sample/decant purchase. Scent Split rebottles the genuine fragrance into smaller bottles.
"New York, New York. This fiction-like city, overflowing with cinematic tales and
famous refrains, powerful images and nagging tunes, is where Olfactive Studio
chose to stop over.The perfect destination for calling up the nostalgia that perfume so keenly conjures. Past the Hudson in the heart of Manhattan, total immersion, New York-style, is a guarantee of unique sights and singular sensations. New York is one of the most photographed and photogenic cities in the world. An open-air film set, a stage for stories of all kinds. The olfactory story, as told by this fragrance house, coaxes out the magnetic city's multiple personalities.
Flash Back in New York is the second fragrance, after Still Life in Rio, to choose a
city andits architecture as a point of departure, which strike a pose, long enough for the fragrance to be created. The approach is a testimony of affection. To evoke the essence of New York, through a perfume no less, one must love it madly and have created many a memory there (to be precise). Perfumer Jerome Epinette, working for the first time with Olfactive Studio, lives and works in the city.
Photographer Vivienne Gucwa, whose image graces the bottle never fails to revea
through her lens that certain New York je ne sais quoi, somewhere between the
Brownstones and the buildings, the soul that belongs to New York alone. It is in the wake of a snowy avenue, bathed in a warm nocturnal light, an illuminated Chrysler Building just visible in the distance, where Flash Back in New York gets its bearings. Its composition pays perfect tribute to this city that stops for nothing, even the fiercest of blizzards. New York is like fire under ice, and demands a composition fitting its excessiveness, its astonishing possibilities. New York combines emotions and heightens them, with a taste for play and a sense of daring. Flash Back in New York is a fine likeness, penetrated with strong notes that give it a singular presence, one that lingers in the memory. A perfume of contrasts for a land that asserts its perpetual differences, to be experienced with neither precaution nor pretext. Dizzying." - a note from the brand.
Top notes: Cumin, Clary Sage, White Linen, Saffron
Heart notes: Violet, Tuscan Leather, Jasmine
Base notes: Birch smoke, Papyrus, Vetiver, Tonka Bean
I smelled this perfume as a sample first and fell in love with it. I took a trip to Kansas City and this is where I used it, and now I associate this smell with this beautiful city. The smell reminds me of Santal 33 by Le Labo, but Flashback does not have as much pickles scent in it as Santal. I would say it is more woodsy leathery - very unique. I love the fragrance.