Post by Portia
Hi there APJ,
Recently Scott and I went to visit my mate Bronwyn of Gascoigne & King (more on their fabulous Gascoigne & King candles soon) who is the Australian importer of Etat Libre d’Orange. This is a long overdue catch up and we are both so busy that time has flown. As always she is the most ridiculously generous girl in the world and threw a bunch of samples at us. So I’m passing them on to you, dear reader.
Hermann A Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre by Etat Libre d`Orange 2015
Hermann A Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre by Quentin Bisch
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Geosmin, island musk, pepperwood, petalia, rose, patchouli, ambrosian
Roses and woods, earth and wet leaves, ashes, cold air, the after bite tingle of crunching a peppercorn in your mouth. In the 1990/2000s some ingredient in Hermann A Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre (who the f*#k named this?) was extremely popular in the gym. It has always struck me as a muscular piece of the puzzle and Hermann A Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre has it in spades. Part incense, charred wood and man sweat, it’s sexy as anything and takes me straight back to gyms, dates, dancing and sexual encounters of those years. Big smile here. Happy memories and laugh out loud recollections that I haven’t explored in years.
Hermann A Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre is pretty linear, it does progress but through the opening fireworks at a slower pace, in rotation. Sillage is good, projection moderate.
Further reading: Candy Perfume Boy and Scented Hound
Etat Libre d’Orange Australia has $185/100ml
Surrender To Chance has samples starting at $4.50/ml
Hermann ELdO GIVEAWAY
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