Here's an example of how it was and how it is!
These two perfumes are profoundly similar, not so much the result as the approach. The time between one and the other is the real difference!
Angéliques Sous La Pluie (2000) and Voyage d'Hermes Parfum (2012).
The concept is very similar in some ways, a grassy smell while walking in the rain is certainly a memory for a traveler!
The difference, I said, is the time! A clear example of how ambroxan replaces a building of musk and cedar! The fragrance design then is the same: on the one hand juniper and coriander and juniper and cardamom to the other one!
It is the style of the Nose? I can definitely say it was not (in this case) the need of the market!
They're both easy jobs, a bit 'too entrusted to the power of juniper that however vanishes! They do not smell of any drink or of gin, but a lot of alcohol!
One thing that is new in Ellena’s style is a very dirty green note that in the history of his perfumes is unique!
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Smells like gin. The good stuff. A dirty martini up.
The opening is a peppery floral. It then includes cedar. All of it is done with high quality and balance. I suppose you could imagine this scent after a rainfall. This is another good wood scent that veers towards masculine. There's a lot of competition in regarding cedar so I would sample this one and Voyage D'Hermes. If you prefer floral then choose this one and if you prefer citrus choose Voyage.
"Lost in the rain..."
Like being in the place where a ten ton coriander loaded truck crashed into a pepper storehouse, under a showering rain. The first hour or so is like being on the spot when it happens. The rest (which is not much) is like visiting the place three months later. I love both pepper and coriander, but I think that nearly 150 euros for a fleeting whiff of them is way too much. On the other hand, it has one of the most beautiful and melodious names ever. After all, how many perfumes out there allow you to answer with what could be a lyrical poem's title, when asked what perfume are you wearing?
It smells like fresh Angelica which is a herbal, clean and rich scent. Soon it dries down to wood, probably cedar. The fragrance has a wonderful smell which I really like. The problem is longetivity which is very short, the Angelica part lasts some minutes and the cedar part a couple of hours maximum on my skin. What a pity.