EXTRAÎT DE PARFUM
Family: Resinous woody
Perfumer: Christian Carbonnel
Top: Labdanum, juniper berries, pine, pink pepper, neroli
Middle: Indian oud, sandalwood, orris, jasmine, patchouli, vetiver, incense
Base: Vanilla, Cambodian oud, caramel, raspberry, musk
Strong, decisive and masculine is how we describe Cacique. Quite fitting for the inspiration--an alpha male, the lead warrior and king of the Cuban Taino tribe. Cacique is a decidedly woody fragrance from top to bottom, incorporating two types of oud to achieve different effects.
Pine blended with herbs and spices creates an opening that is immediately enjoyable. A heart of Indian oud allows for an interplay between earthy patchouli and smoky frankincense, hinting at a forest ceremony. Raspberry and caramel enhance the naturally soft and sweet Cambodian oud in the base. The entire fragrance is very well blended. Never does it become overtly fruity nor gourmand.
While Renier intended Cacique to be a masculine fragrance, Elizabeth has no trouble wearing it and enjoying it. So ladies, don't be shy! It's a gorgeous fragrance if you enjoy oud.