Kalliope Amorphous is a professional perfumer and fragrance expert. She is the CEO as well as the nose behind the popular indie fragrance house Amorphous Perfume. Since 2007, she has been making unique and highly conceptual fragrances.
Perfume oil differs from alcohol-based fragrances in the areas of sillage and longevity. Oils wear much closer to the skin and hover closer to the body. Compared to an alcohol-based perfume, their unobtrusive nature can make them preferable for those who favor a more intimate perfume that won’t infringe on the personal space of others. For a perfume with a more dramatic presence that announces its arrival with heightened aplomb, you will want to opt for an alcohol-based perfume. If you find mystery and magic that lingers within your aura more appealing, opt for perfume oil instead.
I have fifteen years of experience studying perfumery and crafting fragrances, but I’m also not afraid to break the rules when it comes to formulating. Perfume and music have always gone hand in hand for me. When I’m formulating, I almost always see an olfactory composition musically. Using the music metaphor, my fragrances walk in the avant-garde and experimental realm rather than the top 40. My fragrances are for people who don’t want to wear what everyone else is wearing.