Hey Hey Posse! Another from my Surrender To Chance recent arrivals, I was going to include Gris Charnel in my post Sample Haul Arrived. Thing is, I loved it so much that it deserved a post of its own. I really like this house, not just for the scents. Their bottles and caps are very nice to hold and spritz. They feel solid and luxurious. From my very first sniff of them I felt an affinity. I’m not usually good at predictions but I feel that BDK Parfums are here to stay.
Gris Charnel by BDK Parfums 2019
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Cardamom, Fig, Black tea
Heart: Orris absolute, Bourbon vetiver
Base: Indian sandalwood, Tonka bean absolute
Fig is a favourite note of mine and in Gris Charnel with the black tea and iris it’s much drier than I’ve encountered before. The greenery does not smell as creamy and foody as i expect from cardamom either. If you told me they’d used coriander I’d expect more of the scent I’m getting, even hints of wormwood.
Gris Charnel is INTERESTING! It’s also a beautiful blend. I can’t exactly smell most of the notes and would pick them as something different if asked. WOW! I love it. Not carnal (charnel), at all. The tonka and sandalwood are very pretty in dry down but I feel we are not being told the whole story, it’s WAY too interesting to be just the two notes. I’m going to add vanilla, musk and some dark resins. I really want a full bottle of this so I can drench myself in it.
Obviously, I think all fragrance is unisex but Gris Charnel feels unisex with an eyelash bat at masculine. The scent projects moderately but keeps pumping a soft dry down for hours after the big opening burns off.
Do you think you could rock Gris Charnel?