Hi Posse. Teo Cabanel is a lovely French brand that seems to have become a little forgotten lately. I have a few of their bottles and they send to the world very reasonable. They also have a fabulous Sample Set that comes with a Discount Coupon for its price against your first purchase. March loves Alahine and I will come back soon and review it for you all. I reviewed Julia on Perfume Posse a while ago too. Today I thought you might like to come sniff their 2013 release, Barkhane, with me.
Barkhane by Teo Cabanel
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Heart: Geranium, Cumin, Curry
Base: Cistus, Vetiver, Myrrh, Vanilla, Oud, Indonesian patchouli, Immortelle, Tonka bean, Musk
As you can see, my Barkhane bottle is a little older. It looks banged up but that’s the photo. No idea why it did that, in real life it’s perfect. I paid retail for it and wish I’d bought the 100ml.
Resins and curry jump out at me on immediate first spritz. The curry is short-lived but photo realistic, every time I spritz it’s a big surprise. Who would ever have thought it would work in fine fragrance? A jolt to wake up my olfactory bulb, works every time. Suddenly I’m paying very close attention to what comes next.
The heart is a very interesting melange. Patchouli takes the lead and that weird assed immortelle that is like honeyed hay and a vanilla heavy amber.Suddenly, after about 30 minutes the fragrance stops being challenging and becomes the most comfortable, warm and cozy amber. Beautiful, elegant, calm and lovely. Barkhane smells like a hug. It stays that way. Pumping out a simple but lovely amber that then goes on small journeys through to dry down.
If I was to sex this I’d say unisex leaning masculine but TOTALLY wearable by both. Longevity is excellent and after the initial fireworks village and projection are close to moderate.
I’m wondering how many of you have tried fragrances from the house Teo Cabanel? Does Barkhane sound good?