Helpful Review 5
Fantastic Impressionist Fougere
If in Pentecost Paul, in my vision, captures the vibrant and cheerful floral aura of spring, in Ere he seems to capture the sober and resilient autumn aspect of a station that i see, phisically and metaphorically, as the beginning of preparation and transformation to the hard times that will follow. Here, the vibrant intensity gives space to an aura which starts to be fresher, light and dry, and to a scenario which favors the smell of dried leaves and the wood that were before decorated with flowers. There is something on Ere that sounds wild, masculine and very natural at the same time that this seems to be from all Paul fragrances the coziest and most fatherly one. The choice of a fougere olfactive structure to represent this enviroment is perfect and this is for sure one of the best fougeres that i had smelled. One thing that i never liked on this kind of fragrance is the repetition of the same notes: lavender overdoses, the exaggerated use of geranium sinthetics, the always constant tonka use. Instead, the perfumer constructs an alternative structure focusing on the sensations that a fougere gives, the fresh, sharp and herbaceous aroma. This is one fougere with a very clear pine and fir aura, but without the usual density that those essences produces. This to me seems kind of an impressionist fougere, where there is a little bit of spices, a little bit of green tea aromas, a slightly subtle floral aura, tobacco shades, aroma of several flowers and the smell of fresh resins slightly minty. Is as if the shape of this forest and the dinamics of the fougere family in its classic side was captured without highlighint any element, which seems a hard task, considering the outstanding behavior of several of the essences he list for this creation. Is another of his creations that i found simply splendid in its harmony and serenity.