The Iceland artist Andrea Maack has debuted in perfumery business two years ago with 3 fragrances, Craft, Sharp and Smart, developed in July 2010 for an art exhibition with the title “Eau de Parfum”. The name Sharp stands for ‘Shape art’ and the description from the official website mentions that “Sharp is a statement spice, an attention seeker – you will never go unnoticed when wearing it”.
Sharp is a unisex fragrance which belongs to the oriental floral olfactory group and was created by a small French perfume house called apf arômes & parfums. I sniffed it last year (at a time when I was not even aware of the brand Andrea Maack Parfums!), at the same time with Craft and both produced me ambiguous emotions. These fragrances are very different compared to what you are able to find in the mainstream perfumery these days, but also diverse from their correspondents in the niche line.
Sharp is best described by the already mentioned source, because “the precision of the artwork can be found in the essence of this scent, within the delicate layering of notes, which sharpens as the perfume is dissected”. On the olfactory level, this perfume opens on an orange blossom note, followed quite closely by something that I can not define (the listed ingredient lists “angel skin” as the heart note!), after which the whole construction dries down to a the warm notes of white musk and sweet vanilla.
The perfume comes in a transparent bottle that looks like a work of art, accompanied by a simple white packaging box, having the names printed in black, for contrast. With such an ineffable composition, Sharp is quite difficult to be attached to an etiquette, therefore I recommend you to sniff it and find out which category fits it better in your opinion.
Andrea Maack Sharp Perfume Details
- Sharp by Andrea Maack is available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Floral
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 2010
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual