Can I just note here that it baffles me how anyone can go through the process of creating a perfume and then not name it. Does that mean there’s no name worthy of bestowing upon the scent or that the creative team that is in charge of marketing couldn’t agree? I mean, if I was paying some cosmetic company genuises a healthy share of all sales to put this thing on the market, the least they can do is come up with some kind of name.
Besides that, the scent is great. I’ve been cribbing from the same notes every0ne has put up. “Based on green floral notes, we can smell galbanum, boxwood, mastic, incense, bitter orange … as if they had been gathered after the rain. Additional notes include jasmine, cedar and musk.” Not sure where they came from first, but sure, why not. It’s a very green, woody, nutty scent. There’s some parts of it that remind me of the nutty aspects of Bois Farine, but I just went and resniffed Bois Farine, and it’s not yeasty and bready like that, so I don’t want to scare those of you that don’t like wearing bread off. It’s like green nuts, a little incense. I think maybe it’s the impact of the bitter orange on something that’s making me read it as nutty because I just don’t think it really is except in my head.
It’s a well done, warm, cuddly scent that feels a little like toasted chestnuts. The long drydown veers it off more in the direction or the orange and wood with a lovely green incensy underpinning.
Right now it is exclusively at Colette in Paris, who will ship internationally for a generous shipping price, but they say it will be available at other retailers in March? I think it’s definitely one to sniff. I’ve loved wearing it, it’s snuggly and feels exactly right.
The winners of the samples of this scent are: Nina Z, Leslie and Musette because she wins the shopping sweepstakes with building a room to put her bags.