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Larrea (2014)
by La Curie


Larrea information

Year of Launch2014
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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People and companies

HouseLa Curie
PerfumerLesli Wood Peterson

About Larrea

Ghosts of a desert monsoon. Dust encounters rain.  Inspired by the southwest rainstorms.

Reviews of Larrea

According to the La Curie website this is the scent of lost canyons. It is certainly a singular note, reminiscent of gunpowder or gunsmoke. It is the odour encountered on bonfire night in the UK, when the spent fireworks give the autumn air a sulphurous edge. I would be curious to know what the ingredients are, apart from extract of lost canyons of course. Maybe chaparral leaf extract, though I've never smelled that. Anyone else like to guess?
28th October, 2017 (last edited: 04th November, 2017)
Larrea by La Curie starts out pretty boastfully sharp and animalic but quickly dries down into an agreeable masculine leather/vetiver pairing with some hints of herbal notes. Surely more apt for cold weather than warm, this hints as similar spots as other vetiver fragrances but I confess the leather/vetiver pairing is smoother than vetiver alone, with some exceptions (i.e. very fresh vetiver fragrances).

I could easily see Larrea being a man's fall/winter signature scent

Performance is decent but doesn't quite approach that of Incendo.

An interesting offering overall but to me not quite unique enough to merit collecting it. I get something similar enough out of the smokier Lalique Encre Noire a l'Extreme that I wore last night.

Certainly a recommended try, though, especially for men.

7 out of 10
23rd October, 2017

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