The opening hits the mark: a dark benzoin-underlined rose with a fairly traditional jasmine, initially brightened up by an again traditional bergamot-citrus
background. Until now this clearly is derived from the opening concept of the classic Chypre.
On my skin the brighter parts are pushed back soon by the darker elements, with styrax-tilted resinous characteristics emerging in the drydown. This is enhanced by
a deep and somber but fairly smooth patchouli impression with an incense twist to it and some labdanum - just a bit - towards the base stage.
I get moderate silage, excellent projection and about ten hours of longevity on my skin.
A remarkably convincing traditional chypre initially, and staying in this tradition for the most part except the lack of a convincing oakmoss contribution, it is an
autumnal creation of high natural ingredient quality and not without a contemporary twist. 3.5/5