A classic amber scent, impeccably done. Warm, powdery and soothing. A fresh citrus and orange blossom opening leads us to the heart of ambergris, labdanum and patchouli. There is a startling hint of salt and stone in the transition and, though we quickly move past that into a smooth and comforting blend of tonka bean, vetiver, cedar and sandalwood, there is something intriguingly solid and cool beneath all the warm elements.
This is a fragrance with presence: It has a soft, satisfying sweetness, but it’s not candied or syrupy. It’s calming, but it feels much too sophisticated to describe it as cozy. The word that leaps to mind is regal. It feels as if this was created for the exclusive use of nobility and we managed to sneak a bottle out of the palace for ourselves. Don’t we all deserve to be treated like royalty sometimes? Pure elegance.