Hiya Happy Huffers,
Not so long ago while Nicolas Chabot, the Le Galion resurrector, was in Sydney he took a day to introduce his fragrance range to us. I fell deeply and madly in love with a couple but never really clicked with Eau Noble, I was like “OK, another lavender cologne style fragrance, meh” and moved on.
Eau Noble by Marie Duchene for Le Galion 2014
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Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Citron, mandarin orange, orange, galbanum, chamomile
Heart: Neroli, jasmine, lavender, geranium, cedar, marjoram
Base: Patchouli, oakmoss, sage, labdanum, sandalwood, civet, musk
The other night I was looking through my samples without my glasses on to find Sortilege by Le Galion, when I thought I’d found it I splashed a little on before bed. WOW! was I surprised and now I can’t get enough…..
Sweet and sizzling citrus opens boldly but not outrageously and there is a hint of split leaf and branch that makes my green loving nose twitch in delight. The galbanum comes through in its weird sharp syrupy way that always sends a shiver of excitement down my spine. I love how some green fragrances manage to capture the sharp poisonous spines of an alien cactus, keep the cool smoothness of green glass and add in the large waxy sheen of the sunny side of magnolia leaves. Eau Noble opens and leads into its heart with all three of these qualities. There is a feeling of wearing the most exquisite cross between barbershop and high end fragrance, someone really thought about crossing the borderlines and blurring tradition here.
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The heart of Eau Noble is a lavender-centric bouquet. No, if you are anti lavender it won’t punch you in the face and I think Eau Nioble could be an excellent gateway fragrance to the world of lavender if you have previously shunned its elegant beauty. Here it is the large lilac diamond set in the centre of such a lot of other beautifully blended accords that you may even miss it, maybe not miss it but you can certainly overlook it.
Eau Noble is bright and sweet and green, a glittering glissando that moves with lively but stately grace. Though it smells nothing like CHANEL No 19 I find myself thinking of the straight laced wearer of it that hides a wildness just below the surface and should you be lucky enough to hang with this prim by day, work oriented, uptight person on a Friday night then you may see a free-er, funner, hair down bon vivant with a full throaty laugh, come hither eyes and a lovely burning fragrance that calls you closer and closer.
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Totally and utterly unisex I think anyone with a sparkle in their eye and a need to fly under the radar during the day would rock this baby. An extra couple of spritzes and you are good to go for night where the warm resinous animalics really have a chance to shine. The more time I spend with Eau Noble the more I feel it fills a gap in my collection.
Do your fragrant cravings ever surprise you? When has it happened that something you didn’t care for turned to love?