Today I decided to shuffle through my collection in search of orange blossoms, I began to crave their springtime redolence as I continued to watch the mercury drop and ice crystallize outside my window. As I was digging I came across my vial of Long Board, a fragrance which I had enjoyed but one that didn’t speak to me initially as it’s not the type of fragrance I usually gravitate towards. The one thing I had remembered, though, was that there was an incredibly beautiful note of orange blossom. I sprayed some to my arm and went on with my day. About an hour later I could detect the most exquisite aroma, lo and behold it was me! radiating from my arms were the most exquisite wafts of stunningly lactonic coconut along with a velvety bouquet of immaculate white flowers. I find this bit so interesting because as full and beautiful as the tuberose, jasmine and orange blossoms are they seem to maintain a gossamer levity that allows a radiant accord of a salty seaside to permeate the airspace. It’s a juxtaposition I’ve not had the pleasure of experiencing in perfumery before. As it dries down there is a particular warmth that strikes me, it is sweet but not saccharine or artificial. It’s simply comforting and reminiscent of being swathed in luxuriant cashmere. I could not be happier to have given this fragrance another try, it has proven once again that some of the loveliest fragrances have a bit of a courtship before one can truly appreciate what beauty they possess. Top marks for Long Board, summertime ambrosia.