Hi Posse! Not long ago I fell madly in love with Dama Koupa by Baruti. So much that I bought a bottle and got chatting to Sryros who is proprietor and perfumer at Baruti. He was kind enough to send me a sample set of their fragrances so I can tell you all about them. Indigo has immediately caught my attention.
Indigo by Spyros Drosopoulos for Baruti 2015
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Mastic oil (Chios), Hyacinth, Rose (Greece), Frankincense (Oman), Cedar (Atlas), Sandalwood, NOOUD, Amber
Green, sheer, wet and lightly dank. Hyacinth, fresh cut stems and waxy petals. Fresh hewn wood, still a little green.
A storm is coming, feel the dampness as the wind runs before it, flinging the newly fallen damp autumn leaves ahead of it. Indigo is the smell of a cool change after a hot day, arriving at the lakes after driving through miles of harvested croplands.
Could Indigo be the harbinger also of spring? The first green leaves appear, icy streams start to run, sap running through the trees and awakening them..
Unusual. With the independent perfumery only stamp upon it. No room full of perfume know nothings voted for this, there is a boldness and bumpiness that department store and most niche have sandpapered away. Indigo feels like an honest attempt to create something divergent, something green that actually fits its blue name perfectly.
The heart is stark woods, bitter torn branches and incense, bleak.
Who could wear Indigo? Someone unconventional, someone who has thought about fragrance and wants their personal scent to speak of hidden treasure, anyone unafraid to smell interesting and slightly challenging.
Up close it’s much more unusual, from arms length a greenish, woody, incense fragrance along the lines of, but not like, some of the CdG work.
Have you checked out the Baruti line yet?
Portia also writes for Australian Perfume Junkies