Hi there Perfume Posse! A Quiet Morning is a fragrance that Jin and I discovered while shopping in Vienna with Birgit from Olfactoria’s Travels on our first overseas holiday together back in 2013. It was Jin who picked it up and spritzed a card. By the end of our visit to this shop he was enraptured and I quite liked it also. Since then I have fallen more and more deeply in love with this beauty.
We don’t hear enough about Miller et Bertaux on the blogs, or even much in conversation. It’s surprising to me that their happy weirdness isn’t embraced more. They seem to work unassumingly away, creating these scent pictures and only a minuscule section of the community ever gets to enjoy them.
A Quiet Morning by Miller et Bertaux 2008
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Curcuma, Saffron
Heart: Basmati rice, Neroli, Palm blossom
Base: Indian sandalwood, Cedarwood
Saffron and woods, turmeric cooking and the dusty dry days of Rajasthan small town life. Just a couple of hours outside Delhi by train, bus or car you’re into rural Indian desert with piped water or wells and families on small holdings, sometimes as little as an with of an acre, subsistence living and bartering their little excess. Some are lucky enough to have enough to bring to daily markets.
If you’re travelling through you may stop at a dhabha for tea. As a westerner they will make your tea from bottled water. It will come sweet and milky, spiced if you ask for Chai Masala (Chai is Tea, Masala is Spice). There will be a choice of seating. Under the makeshift corrugated roof or in the garden, sitting on plastic chairs. The smell is part diesel, dust, tea, smoke, animals and humanity.
What I most remember about India is the friendliness. Everyone had a smile for me, though many had little else. I can’t wait to go back in September. Until then I will wear A Quiet Morning and dream.
Aides NYC says:
Dedicated to eternal India “a quiet morning” captures the opulence of saffron and turmeric. Basmati rice and palm flower give this Miller et Bertaux creation it’s mysterious and wonderfully strange character. A bewitching fragrance with woody overtones and intoxicating spices from far away.
Do you have a non-floral; fragrance that really makes you sit up and sniff yourself?
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