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by Etat Libre d'Orange

The opening blast is based on a fresh-ish grapefuit.  Soon a note labeled "champagne accord" is added to it, but on me this is more a chemical laboratory-created fizzy plonk that has little to do with the bubbly products that originate from the area around Reims.

The drydown reminds me of an anise cookie =, that at times smells a bit like a sweet Thai curry.  Touches of labdanum, cardamom, and peppers enhance the spicy someone in the mix.   Hits of jasmine and muguet are in the background.  

The base is characterised by a nonspecific woodsy undertone, with hints of a dull sandalwood breaking through on occasions.  Some sweetish-woodsy lorenox is noticable towards the end.  

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

From the beginning some of the notes of this spring scent are quite pleasant, but the majority is quite bland, overly synthetic and generic.   Not that remarkable.  Released 2015.  2.5/5