Midnight Tryst contains very many of my favorite notes in a scent and it doesn't fail to deliver .It's beautifully blended - the liquid itself attests to the quality of this scent- its oily in feel ,rich in ingredients .
I love the clovey spicy cinnamon top .It's diffficult for me to pick out each individual floral note but the combination of all the notes reminds me somewhat of Tabac Blond by Caron with that edgey darkness and animalic feel underpinning the baroque ambery balsamic sweetness. Classic, vintagey goodness. Warmth ,depth and character. This is a beauty . Caron lovers - take note , you'll probably love this one. Definitely 5 stars.
Thanks Suga ! :)
Midnight Tryst is a floriental of a like I've not yet come across. An edgeless, powdery cinnamon top note leads to a floral heart, banana-tinged ylang-ylang and jasmine to my nose, melded to a creamy opoponax with a faint hint of dirtiness in the background. After the first few hours the flowers exit and the base emerges, vanillic balsams, amber, and sweet patchouli in a traditional oriental vein.
I find the development of Midnight Tryst delightful. It's the classical three-tiered progression, yet all it is noticeable from first sniff - spicy top notes, floral heart, and plush oriental base. As time progresses, each translucent layer is pealed off in succession.
If you've tried Diptyque's Eau Lente, you'll find something similar here, albeit less dense and more complex due to overt florals and a subtle animal undertone. The dirt meet flowers accord is more akin to another Neil Morris, Gandhara, but Midnight Tryst is a less eccentric fragrance by far, something soft and comfortable, every hard edge smoothed over.
All in all, consider me a fan.