Hiya Posse Peeps, Amouage Bracken Woman was such a meh when I first tried it. I think it was at a Libertine season launch. So strange that I also had bought a 10ml decant of it from my friend Ruth. So it had sat, forlorn and unloved in one of my decant boxes just quietly evaporating. When I refound it there was about 1/4 gone. Maybe I’d spritzed it once or twice but I don’t remember. So over the last few weeks I have been LOVING it like crazy. Seriously, swoon worthy. Delightful weirdness that’s wearable. Then I discovered it was DCd in Australia and getting harder to find around the worlds discount sites. PANIC BUY ensued. It is still available on the Amouage website.
Bracken Woman by Amouage 2016
Amouage gives these featured accords:
Top: Bracken Accord, Wild Berries
Heart: Lily, Narcissus, Camomile, Smoky Leather Accord
Base: Patchouli, Vetivier, Birch.
That opening smoky greenery is bloody sensational. Mind boggling. It catches my attention and keeps it and it lasts so much longer than most opens.
As we hit the heart that smoky leather is so cleverly surrounded by flowers and soothing chamomile. The bracken does not let go though. It keeps pumping its glorious bitter darkness but less intense and has this excellent fade in and out. That green wafts through Bracken Woman like dark smoke in a fairy tale.
Strangely, the patchouli has been there all along but biding its time to make itself known. As we reach towards dry down the patchouli (I think it’s the patchouli anyway, maybe it’s interacting with other notes) is earthy but clean and smooth, like new sheets on the bed. I’m surprised there aren’t some balsams and resins mentioned in the note list, the dry down definitely has the feel of them. Maybe even a hint of vanilla through that patchouli leather smoke? The dry down stays interesting till the very last gasp.
So, I rave because Bracken Woman is bloody good stuff. Totally unisex, longevity is super excellent, projection very nice for quite a long time. Happily weird assed perfume. You might want to try it before it’s gone forever.