Hello Perfume Posse! Cierge De Lune by Aedes de Venus’s came out earlier this year but it seemed to slip under the radar a little. A couple of reviews, a little bit of online chatter but nothing compared to the usual release from Aedes de Venus’s, which have had an excellent track record of bringing out fine fragrance.
So recently I went online to Surrender To Chance to grab a couple of ml so I could get my sniff on. Living at the armpit of the world means that we don’t get all the stuff the big city folk get, and if we do it’s often years behind, so thank everything for sample/decant services. Otherwise I’d be stuffed.
Cierge De Lune by Fabrice Pellegrin for Aedes de Venustas 2016
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Musk, powder
Heart: Madagascar vanille, red pepper, black pepper, yang-ylang, hedione
Base: Suede, musk, amber, ambrosian, incense
My nose captures the peppers right away and added to the fluffy musk/powder it’s a fun and interesting opening. It’s a bit like my imagination of how a schnitzel feels when landing in the spicy flour of its first coating. HA! This moment lasts surprisingly well before the ylang adds its creamy, oily, banana overtones and I want to say vanilla but we aren’t talking the usual Guerlain ideal of vanilla. In Cierge De Lune’s heart it’s been kept dry and powdered, like a cake mix before you add the wet ingredients, before it becomes delicious.
My skin isn’t throwing any of the night flower or the evening references so many other reviewers get and we used to grow the cactus that this fragrance is based on. It’s stirring no fragrant memories for me sadly but I do think the scent has the idea of a night flower if you’d never smelled datura, gardenia or jasmine then from a picture you could easily think this is how they’d smell. It is narcotic and alluring, just in a different way.
Dry down is a warm amber, lightly dusted with musks and amorphous woodiness. Too elegant to be the bro-Woods but not specific enough for me to pick. Totally comfortable wear, I can easily imagine this becoming a go-to scent for mid season and winter. Longevity is excellent and projection moderate to low.
Which of the Aedes de Venustas fragrances have you tried?
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