What do these perfumes have in common with the new photo series ‘Foulard’ by Martin Klimas?
HermÃ¨s: Santal MassoÃ¯a
Santal MassoÃ¯a, the tenth perfume of the Hermessence line, is a wonderful sandalwood scent. Perfect for a stroll through the fall foliage and typically Jean-Claude Ellena: transparent, light, woody, warm. Do you get the minty fig note in the opening? I love this one because it lacks the animalic side of sandalwood. For all those who don’t know, MassoÃ¯a is wood, to be precise a milky-smelling wood like sandalwood.
Byredo: Seven Veils
Salome’s dance of the seven veils. Whatever. Wondering where you have smelled this before? Well, do you remember Sun Moon Stars by Karl Lagerfeld? When the carrot from the Seven Veils’ head note is gone, the smell is very close to Lagerfeld’s highly successful perfume from the 1990ies. I like it, it smells less synthetic, but I wouldn’t wear it, because I wore Sun Moon Stars years ago.
Olfactive Studio: Chambre Noire
If you are looking for a really great leather scent, check out this one. A really gorgeous composition with plum, leather, vanilla, musk and oriental notes. Dark, woodsy, powdery with a whiff of rose. Intense but within your aura. A winter favorite created by DorothÃ©e Piot, who also composed Amouage’sÂ Memoir Women â€“ together with Daniel Mauriel. Big love!
Olfactive Studio: Still Life
Nothing special. Unobtrusive, nice citrus daytime companion â€“ but they have to work on the concentration urgently.
Olfactive Studio: Autoportrait
This one reminds me too much of Carbone de Balmain created by the same perfumer, Nathalie Lorson. Nothing new, just a variation on a theme.
Have you sniffed something really smashing this month? What do you highly recommend to check out. Waiting for interesting hints!