Aube Rubis (@Nose.Knows.No.Notes)
• ATELIER DES ORS AUBE RUBIS •
Have you tried Atelier Des Ors yet? Aube Rubis is my first time trying the house and it's a winner for me.
The opening has some fruitiness, but I wouldn't call it fresh or bright, it's pretty subdued. Straight from the get go, the star of the show is on stage; patchouli. It's more of a gourmand style patchouli and there is no green in sight. Aube Rubis is very dry and powdery, or more accurately, it's dusty. The chocolate vibe from the patchouli reminds me of chocolate dust that you might find on a cake or pralinés (which is listed as a note). I don't know if I would call it gourmand however, I don't feel it's sweet enough to really make that connection. There's a nice warmth to it all though. I would've thought there was amber in this, but I don't think it is. The same goes for oud; the woodiness in the base reminds me of a light oud scent, but there are no woods listed. There's vetiver, but I don't pick up on that much. There's a floral quality in Aube Rubis, but that's mainly the powdery iris. Because of the iris, there's a hint of Dior Homme to this, although this is sweeter. The warm powdery late drydown kind of reminds me of Juliette Has A Gun's Not A Perfume, altough Aube Rubis is sweeter.
I'm lowkey dissappointed that my sample vial didn't have gold in it, but than again...maybe it had in liquid form •