EAU DE PARFUM (INTENSE)
Perfumer: Eglija Vaitkevice
Top - Mandarin, bergamot, cardamon, aldehydes
Middle - Osmanthus absolute, clary sage, ylang-ylang, saffron, styrax, suede
Base - Tonka bean, labdanum, musk, oakmoss, amber, tobacco, vetiver, sandalwood, animalic notes
Inspired by the Baroque paintings of Peter Paul Rubens, Osmanthus Noble opens with juicy citrus notes and inflections of perfectly ripe, fuzzy apricot that cast a golden hue. Plush suede appears with rich and heady ylang ylang, creating a passionate heart. While not listed as a note, we notice a smidge of black tea.
The early drydown is where Osmanthus Noble's chypre structure really shines, with a perfectly balanced interplay between bergamot, oakmoss, spice and peach before becoming increasingly warm and balsamic. Truly a well-rounded, posh and polished fragrance that displays the perfumer’s technical skills in the French tradition.