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The chapel at the edge of the forest
On one of my running tracks there is a small chapel, which is located quite exactly between my home town and the neighbouring town. Many years ago this corner of Baden-Württemberg was still well populated. Now there are only meadows and woods and a lonely farm. The chapel is small and yet so beautiful. It is said that during the Advent season it is always beautifully decorated and the citizens always put up a uniquely beautiful nativity scene.
I know the chapel only as a point on my running course. I come up a slight climb, next to me fields of wheat and corn and freshly mown meadows. Numerous bushes and shrubs can be found along the way, before I turn around the corner directly at the creek and see the beautiful, old, small chapel. It goes uphill for another piece and I am in the dark forest with a lot of conifers, where I continue walking to the neighbouring village. On a good day, and if I have the time, I walk up to a ruin, which is one of the popular outflow destinations here at the eaves.
All the impressions that this route to the small chapel at the edge of the forest evokes in me are manifested figuratively when I sniff Vert d'Encens. In the beginning, the scent is so wonderfully green and fresh as if I was walking across a freshly mowed meadow. I also have the impression of hay or straw, which I ascribe to the lavender and the flowers. In addition there are some darker, slightly bitter notes that make me think of bushes and shrubs. The fir balm and pine resin soon become noticeable - I enter the dark forest. And at the edge of the forest, there is the beautiful chapel, which I can clearly see in front of me because of the incense scent.
Vert d'Encens is a contemplative fragrance. It combines the fresh, green notes of nature with light incense, which brings a slightly sacred character. For me, it's more of an odour than a perfume, but fragrances for such contemplative moments shouldn't be missing in a perfumed life. I could imagine Vert d'Encens being wonderful on a relaxing Sunday or a holiday. For my nose, it's perfect in any season.
For me one of the finest fragrances from the house of Ford so far. Lovers of Trudon II should definitely have a look at this one too. Unfortunately Vert d'Encens is to be discontinued, which I can't really understand again.
Many thanks to AdAstra72 for the sample.