Easily one of my two or three favorite fougeres (the other – Penhaligon’s Sartorial – being an almost polar opposite in style… honorable mention to Caron Yatagan), this opens with very masculine green notes: bay leaf, pine and artemsia, all framed by spices. By the time the jasmine becomes noticeable, this already has achieved admirable depth. The jasmine adds a slight creaminess and a hint of subversiveness to the package. As the scent dries down, patchouli and musk carry it on. [***]

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