Hi there Posse. One of the fantastic things about having all this extra time on my hands is that I’m going through my collection and finding long forgotten loves. Spiritus/Land by Miller et Bertaux has sat in my cupboard for years. Originally released in 2006, it is testament to the boundary pushing going an at that time in the niche world. If memory serves it was part of the first fragrance trio Miller et Bertaux released. They were designed to be work separately or together. I didn’t discover it till at the earliest 2011. Not sure exactly when I bought it and I can’t find any eMails about it so in store somewhere……
Spiritus/Land by Miller et Bertaux
l’eau de parfum #2
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Spices, Ginger, Rose, Sandalwood, Tobacco, Teakwood, Frankincense
Ginger and pepper zing into action as Spiritus/Land opens. A bright, clear, clarion call that could wake anyone from a stupor. It’s so buoyant and joyful. I’m sure there are other spices at play but these are the two main notes I can pick. Surprisingly, this spicy ginger fusion lasts for a while. I keep expecting it to fade into something generic and safe but it stays happily weird. I can so imagine you all wearing this for spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
The heart of Spiritus/Land seems to be heralded by a tempering of the spice by incense and sweet tobacco. The shift is gradual and smooth. More noticeable is the loss of projection and left at this point. Still fragrant but less assertively so. There could be rose in here but I just don’t smell it as a major player, everything else has it overwhelmed.
After hours of getting softer and softer I’m left with a cold unlit incense that is more Far East inspired than Indian or Latin and a smoky char smell of burnt incense. Who don’t I wear this ALL THE TIME?
Longevity excellent, projection low after the first 30-40 minutes. Unisex but leaning towards traditional masculines.
Is anyone else a fan of the Miller et Bertaux brand, or Spiritus/Land in particular?