Foret de la Mer by Herbal Alchemy / Alchemologie
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Foret de la Mer is a perfume by Herbal Alchemy / Alchemologie for men and was released in 2015. The scent is sweet-woody. It is still in production.

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Julianne Zaleta

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Sweet orange, Wild lavender
Heart Notes Heart NotesChampaca absolute, Orange blossom concrete, Lavender absolute
Base Notes Base NotesTonka bean, Oakmoss, Ambrette, Choya Nakh



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Cooked together for rationalisation reasons
The mussel-shell-like smell, which I was allowed to get to know for the first time in the fine 'Limestone' from the house Thorn & Bloom, which is equally dedicated to the natural scents, emerges immediately from a waxy, naturally scented base. Then as now I have the impression that I do not necessarily need the "roasted". "Shell shells" is just fine, rock-maritime. Sweet and sour orange and lavender develops out of it. Orange blossom is also plausible.

Hmph, and there it is again. A (presumably) Champaka aroma mixes very strangely with the scratchy shells. I also sense a very sweet (Tonka?) coumarin contribution in the context. Already after 2h the whole smell of it became quite sweet.

In the late morning the dams finally break. The Tonka sweetness melts into mussel flour and it develops from (for ticking off!)
(a) Tonka, (b) Mussel, (c) Lavender/champaka, (d) Orange, (e) All together
one diffuse
sweet(a)-stone(b)-scratch(c)-floral(c)-obstig(d)-muffy(e) mixture. This moves 'Foret de la Mer' the furthest in the direction of brackish of all the maritime nature scents I know of - unfortunately an unfortunate top position. Strained ancestor lets... well, just guess that each of the ingredients may be a fine or at least neat thing in itself, but together they are too much of a good thing.

I can think of a passage from "Asterix as Legionnaire": The two heroes have volunteered to join the Roman army in search of Tragicomix and are on their way with a colorful troop of recruits just as there is a meal to strangle during the break. When asked what that is, the supervisor answers: "Grain, bacon and cheese - cooked together for rationalization reasons".

Amazingly, the brackish disappears in the course of the afternoon. Creamy-sweet it becomes, not without a certain airiness, stony floral underlaid. But there is also a hint of freshness, a light coumarin prickling perhaps. And a hint of candy. I'm pleasantly amazed. And when 'Foret de la Mer' turns into a waxy, resinous, almost animal-like form in the evening, and I'm reasonably reconciled that a late-inspired orange blossom probably gives everything for its success
So, as far as I can see, today's fragrance is my first test candidate that finds its way out of the Brackig trap. Not too old form, but at least a respectable end. Being a natural scent was probably helpful for this - at least it's hard for me to imagine such a thing with DIY store artificial wood.

I thank Naimie54 for the rehearsal.
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