HEELEY   fragrances

A French, (in 2020) owner-perfumer run French House

Heeley Chypre 21

He fresh opening of bergamot, neroli and petitgrain are traditional and pleasant, nicely and gently refreshing. Whiffs of sea salt are present. The drydown turns sweeter and floral, with a rose impression fleshed out with a somewhat generic saffron.

The base is centred around a white musk, a soft patchouli, as well as an impersonal woodsy impression. The sweetness prevails in the latter stages, and at times have a nigh yang-ylang-like creaminess to it.

I get moderate sillage, excellent projection and a splendid ten hours of longevity on my skin.

This is a nice scent for cooler summer days. It is not a Chypre, as only the top notes follow that route. The is no oakmoss detectable on my skin -
nada! Still, it makes an agreeable composition, and with the commendable performance it - just! - scrapes home to a positive score. 3/5


Note de Yuzu

The opening is yuzu indeed, clear, bright and quite fresh.  other fruits - mainly mandarins and oranges on me - add to the summery fruit bowl.  Nice.  

Soon the sea salt impression arises, which carries an accords of seaweed with it., which is the hallmark of the drydown, with the yuzu retreating gradually over time.  Touches of a faint vetiver are lurking in the background,

The second half is a wave of white musks that washed over me in a somewhat undistinguished manner.  It is not the most impressive of white musks.

I get moderate sillage, good projection and six hours of longevity on my skin.  

I lovely start, then less impressive as a bit too predictive and unimaginative - as if  an attenuated copy of the same House's Sel Marin is intercalated here.   The rest is too generic to excite.  Released 2017. Overall 2.75/5