As seems to be happening with all new perfumes this spring, I can't decide. I'll have to try it again and offer a proper review then. But that won't stop me from rambling today.
The notes, just to give some context to the upcoming rambling, are saffron, walnut, galbanum, salvia, rose, geranium, tuberose, sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla, and musk. And I should mention that this is a men's perfume. This fact doesn't worry me, but I thought that I should disclose it.
The beginning is a strong mix of saffron and rose, and some of the sage, and I think that I can detect some galbanum. There's a strong vibe of of Those Roses, like Czech & Speake 88, the ones that I can't seem to reconcile to. But the saffron reduces the impact; there's hope for the top notes of this one.
And I seem to have missed the middle notes - or perhaps there are none? At least one of the reviews suggests that this is pretty linear after the top notes have burned off.
In any case, the base notes, a few hours in, are worth the price of admission. It's saffron, softened with wood and probably vanilla and a little musk, and it's simply lovely. So this is likely to become my favorite saffron perfume, but I don't think that it's going to fill the rose gap just yet.
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