Notes include: herperidia (citrus melange), jasmine, chamomile blossom, juniper, musk.
The scent is meant to suggest heather, gorse, salt sea spray, seaweed.
This is a nice scent, different from many others. It is NOT an oceanic/marine sort of scent -- no ozone or synthetic notes here. It starts with a salty citrus, emphasizing lemon and then moving into a green citrus style with perhaps a hint of plummy bergamot. It opens into a dusky floral, of a white-green sort. Suggesting jasmine but of a muted sort, not sweet nor heavy. Very crisp and invigorating overall, and then it softens into a chamomile/hay note with sunny fields and an ocean breeze beckoning. A spring-like, sunny day, quite enjoyable. Definitely unisex on the soft/floral side. Enjoyable, limited longevity (1-2 hours).
Wild honeysuckle in the sea air while you're drinking lemonade. Very fleeting on my skin but so beautiful.
26th April, 2012 (last edited: 07th May, 2012)
I come from a wild wind swept sea and this has that feeling to me. Brisk and biting. You can smell the brush and the sea air and then the jasmine starts to work it's way in. The jasmine is done brilliantly. It keeps it from being entirely stark and yet doesn't make it feel like a floral composition in the least. I find it very moody and at the same time extremely easy to wear. I think that this is at it's most special when layered w/ it's sister perfume~Lostmarc'h Aod. It warms it up considerably and gives it that suntanny feeling w/out entering into something too cliche. I'm utterly smitten and this pair will be my go to combo w/out a doubt this summer season. Honestly~I'm not sure I've ever had a go to fragrance before! ~Yikes!!
First whiff: A bright, sparkling juniper - fresh and citrusy - that is quite reminiscent of the ocean's spray.
This passes quickly, and jasmine comes in - white, soft and sweet. This is a gentle jasmine - the kind you might find growing on a fence near the sea. Definitely not the sexy, voluptuous night-blooming sort.
Anchoring it all is just a hint of musk - but to my nose it has a slightly soapy note. On the dry down, this scent reminds me of the delicate, perfectly shaped little white seashell soaps my mother would keep in a basket for company. (That sounds almost like an insult - but it's not. I coveted those soaps as a girl.)
Ael-Mat is an innocent, pure little white-green floral fragrance. Spritely, in fact. It reminds me of early spring - March and April. It's charming and child-like, without being childish. An adolescent could wear this easily, but then - so could anyone.
The name means "guardian angel" in Breton - and it's appropriate. Ael-Mat smells clean, pure, sweet and fresh. You could wear it with a white dress for a walk on the dunes in the morning.
Heavenly oceanic. If 'Mare' is the Hamptons in August, Ael-Mat is the Mendocino Coast in April, cold and wet with fishy/metallic scented sea spray, alternating with the sun on sweet sage, ceanothus, salt and warm sand. Very nice and very unusual.
Lostmarc’h is a niche perfume line from Brittany whose particular offering named Ael Mat really does smell like their ad copy says: “sea, the heath, gorse, salt, and seaweed”. It is a slightly haunting yet clean fragrance and someone who does not like perfumes would probably tolerate it very well. In the drydown, it smells like Dove soap. Pleasant and inoffensive.