Hey Posse, Still getting my sniff on these amazing decants I bought from Surrender To Chance. There have been a few that I didn’t feel enough about to write anything good, or bad. Today though we meet Fox in the Flowerbed by Josh Meyer. One of perfumery’s hot, cool kids
Fox in the Flowerbed by Imaginary Authors 2021
Imaginary Authors give these featured accords:
Jasmine, Tulips, Frankincense, Wildflower, Honey, Pink Peppercorns, Silver Thistle, Alpine Air
In my mind I was expecting something super animalic with flowers to take away the sting.
The opening is flowers, a bit narcissus-ish but really quite a decadent jasmine. Not that heady, eye rolling, indolic jasmine but a cool clear facet. It is strong and smooth. Also, you know when you break the stem of a tulip? That wet, cool, green wateriness so full of life? There’s that too. There is a very slight fizz of pink pepper and I am waiting for honey to arrive and turn the fragrance into a pissy sweet naughtiness.
I’m in the perfume room and Jin is cooking in the kitchen. There is about 10 meters between us and an L shaped corridor. One spritz of Fox in the Flowerbed and two minutes later he asked me what I just spritzed. Yep, it’s got projection and sillage.
So the jasmine also has moments of clean honeysuckle as we head towards the heart. Not that OTT honeysuckle though, in Fox in the Flowerbed it is well mannered and house trained. HA! I just had a Patou Joy moment, the vintage stuff. there are correlations. How is rose not a note?
Having worn this a few times this is the first time i’ve sat down and tried to analyse what it is that makes Fox in the Flowerbed so wondrous. Putting into words how this fragrance flies is a hard job and I’m not sure you are getting the full picture from me. Seriously, I started writing this post in JUNE! It is beautiful, seems seamlessly blended and has excellent projection and longevity. Not for the faint of heart, you will be seriously fragrant for the first few hours. Yes, HOURS!
Lastly, as the dry down comes through there is a lovely bubble gum note that makes everything super fun and turns the fragrance on its head, add a little bit of something like Play Doh but not really and Fox in the Flowerbed trails off into the distance. I spritz it in the morning and there are still whiffs lingering at 11pm.
I wrote about Cape Heartache recently here on Posse too.
So…. Would you, could you or have you tried Fox in the Flowerbed?