Hi there Posse, Cologne Nocturne was released last year by a company that is not getting enough attention. Le Galion is a recreation of a historic fragrance house that made fragrances for many of the top designers of the time, including the revered house of DIOR. Now owned and run by my buddy Nicolas Chabot who is 100% passionate about delivering incredible, beautifully crafted fragrance to the world. Modern versions of the historic beauties like Sortilege and Snob and brand new fragrances that have a definite historic bent.
Cologne Nocturne by Le Galion 2016
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Bergamot, lemon, palisander rosewood
Heart: Clary sage, rosemary, thyme, lavender, spicy notes
Base: Cedar, patchouli, woody notes
Cologne Nocturne open citrus sweet and herbal. Bergamot and lemon are sweet rather than tart but the sweetness is softer than most modern perfumery, I get very little pith or creaminess. The herbaceous vibe flies deeply in the heart with a cleansing lavender swirling around and through. A very traditional opening, attractive and clean yet perfectly produced and blended.
Then Cologne Nocturne warms through slightly and maintains its sweetness, the sweetness of citrus not sugar. Woods play happily in the base and the patchouli is smooth, almost creamy.
Cologne Nocturne smells super expensive and luxe, more depth and warmth than I expect from cologne, loads of fragrant twists and a sweet heart. You want to smell nonchalant but magnificent? This is a fragrance that doesn’t try too hard, smells like you are comfortable in your skin and don’t need to be making bold statements or to challenge your sense of smell.
The men of Le Galion, here I am with Enno Ebels and Nicolas Chabot. Handsome men who make yummy frags.
I buy my Le Galion direct from the Le Galion site where they ship to the world. From €9/6.5ml miniature! I paid €140 for my 100ml.
Do you know Le Galion at all?
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