Today I had the pleasure of receiving this little guy from my perfume club, it was a gift from a woman of austerity: my old traveling partner. She owns a collection of possibly over 5,000 fragrances. Sometimes 5 versions of the same bottle (re created over the years). She was the nose of the industry before she became a well known photographer.
I have recently been obsessed with perfumes and wanted something darker and a bit sweet without too much malice. She recommended this little gem, which I absolutely ADORE.
First spray is a strong rum and musk fading out into the amber and vanilla. The dry down is mostly rummy and orange. I absolutely love it.
It is most ironically, light and lovely without being leathery or heavy. Imagine a woman in a white dress standing in the middle of a turkish spice market, wearing vanilla on her wrists and a parasol draped over her shoulders. It’s sensual in a subtle way…like a wink beneath dark and heavy lashes.
Osmanthus/ Orange / Bergamot
Musk / Amber
Vetiver/ Vanilla / Patchouli