Le Sel de la Terre is proof that Leonardo da Vinci’s assertion that?simplicity is the ultimate sophistication?? is correct. Infuse a cloudy white musk with fresh lemon and crusty sea salt notes, and what you have is utter perfection. If it sounds trite or you think it’s been done to death, then know that Kosmala’s take distinguishes itself from the pack simply by virtue of smelling entirely natural, even when it is (clearly) not.
The musk here is clean and sweet, a puff of laundry-hot air strangely unblemished by the chemical twang of cleaning solvents and enlivened with an expensive-smelling medley of lemon and bergamot. Le Sel de la Terre is a white shirt freshly pulled from the dryer, draped on a clean body, and generously doused in Monsieur Balmain, a paragon of elegance in its pairing of blond wood and citrus. A salty undertone is just enough to suggest the mineral tang of the beach without making you think of Calone or Ambroxan. Fantastic. We know what we’re drenching ourselves this summer.