French Country Life
A hypnotic rendition of a chateau in the country, surrounded by lawns, herb gardens, forests and fields of hay. A tinge of grapefruit in the top keeps it from being too heavy, as does vetiver in the heart. Tobacco lends a bit of smokiness and oak moss makes it mossy, though this is not a classic chypre [bergamot-oakmoss-labdanum]. Another truly admirable perfume from this house, but for me not a buy. It feels a bit muddled to me though many may not think so. In recent sniffs from de Nicolai, my nose fell in love with Fig-Tea and and Kiss Me Intense, both of which I anxiously await.