Men in wonderful suits can be very sexy. Notte Bianca, which means „sleepless night“, is the perfect scent for this outfit – an incredibly virile perfume that smells like clean white shirts and cigars.
During one of our legendary all night cooking-and-drinking-sessions my friend Anja and me became aware of a fresh snow note in Notte Bianca – nota bene, after two bottles of white wine. And indeed, the morning after this „Notte Bianca“ experience I repeated the test and noticed that the perfume besides the warm cashmere wood note and the spicy tobacco flavor also gives you sort of a chilly feeling. Like clothes dried in cold winter air.
In the drydown Notte Bianca is cool like a drink on the rocks. But the bitter coolness is only one aspect that the perfume shows in different stages. The opening has an lemony-fruity freshness with a sweet note. At first, the sweetness of cashmere wood is very present. The heart note consists of a pulsating herb accord mixed with a Cohiba flavor. Later on a flamboyant base note out of absinth and grassy vetiver emerges. Edge and classiness dominate the scent. Behind its rough surface soft notes of tonka bean, musk and amber are hidden. In the morning the main theme, cashmere wood, reminds you of the night before and the sunrise tells you that it’s time to go to bed.
Mark Buxton managed to create an eccentric perfume. The black vial made from the finest French glass with an exotic African wenge wood cap is a wonderful design object and radiates understatement.
Perfumer: Mark Buxton
Notes: pink grapefruit, bergamot, Italian orange, star anise, clove, sage, absinth, cashmere wood, vetiver, white musk, tonka bean, amber