Herbal medicines and spices in an old woodbox - centuries old, stuffed in a Medieval alchemist worshop. The grandmother of Esprit du Tigre by Heeley. If you like herbal/dry woody scents, this is an essential!
30th January, 2014 (last edited: 05th April, 2014)
This one although a little spicy, is on the feminine side with none of delicious warm masculine spice notes of say a Tauer Eau d'Epices.
Very linear with little to recommend it. Best part of it is that I bought a sample rather than a whole bottle.
Spicy cinnamon with cloves that wants to make you sneeze is what I'm getting off the top. This becomes sweeter and starts to smell like hand cream.
Not for me.
Like a cup of hot, spicy Indian chai, L’Eau Lente is the perfect fragrance to warm you up in a freezing day.
The opening is nose searing, with a sharp blast of the volatile, almost minty and camphoraceous facets of spices- cloves and cinnamon prominently. Then the fragrance veers towards sweeter and balmier territories with the plushy, woody, warm notes of cinnamon intertwining with the emerging opoponax. The drydown sees the opoponax starring on a spicy carpet for many, many hours.
To put it simply- a wonderful fragrance.
On my skin, the strident cinnamon and spices came out strongly and aggressively, and took an hour and a half before they mellowed enough to become something I could live with. The drydown is nicely spicy amber and my favorite part, but there are other more modulated spice scents I prefer as a whole than this one.
Eau Lente sort of choruses the first hour on me, and lacks the subtle hand with spice I prefer. It's made worse by the choice of cinnamon, which isn't my favorite spice for a fragrance. For some, I see the power of this huge spice presence working, a bold invigorating splash. But it doesn't on me. I appreciate its lack of powder, which renders it clean and clear, but this one is too 'spice market' for me to love.
22nd January, 2013 (last edited: 05th December, 2013)