A memory evoked in fougere. The smell of a much-loved grandfather's shaving ritual in a farmhouse kitchen: scalding water, brush, soap, cream, sunlight, green fields, hay, the dark rich earth. Traditional comforting fresh accords of lemon, lavender, geranium and vetiver warm deliciously on a lavish base of oud, patchouli, musks and amber.
In this collection of highly-concentrated fragrances (eau de parfum), bending the solifloral rule that is often the norm in niche perfumery, like a shifting immateriality, a return to the basics, to harmonious forms, an accepted respect of academic codes occasionally punctuated by a few dissonances created through instinct.
These compositions are smart, studious, casual, and classical and then suddenly, something comes to transform it all with gay abandon, so as to give voice to the random poetry of sensations.
These perfumes, full of ease and comfort, have the gift of infusing personality and heightening allure.