Sale Gosse (2017)
by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

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Sale Gosse information

Year of Launch2017
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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People and companies

HouseEditions de Parfums Frederic Malle
PerfumerFanny Bal
SupplierIFF
Parent CompanyEstee Lauder Companies

About Sale Gosse

An ode to “enfants terribles” and all manner of monkey business: doodles on the blackboard, devious schemes and pranks galore. Petitgrain, neroli, bergamot and rosemary are infused with a cheeky smile of violet and strawberry for a taste of bubblegum, old-fashioned sweets and getting away with murder.

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On my skin, Sale Gosse is primarily a bright, green neroli-dominated eau de cologne. It opens with the fresh, herbal minty tone of rosemary, and bracingly soapy, bitter greenness of petit grain. Occasional ginger-like zestiness of bergamote and the metallic grit of lavender pop up, further underscoring the cleansing, invigorating nature of an eau de cologne.

The neroli soon appears and takes the leading role after the initial galvanizing opening. The neroli here exhibits a subtle camphoraceous, even mushroom-like trace of indole, and the fluffy sweetness of orange blossom, albeit very gentle, which grants Sale Gosse a more natural feeling despite its overall bright, clean, soapy nature.

While some eau de cologne proceeds to reveal a woody base from then on, Sale Gosse develops a slightly tart fruity sweetness about 1 hour in, which makes it appear slightly more feminine as an eau de cologne. At first, this fruity tart sweetness combined with the green petit grain, reminds me of unripe green mandarine. As the tartness recedes, it vaguely recalls the herbal sweetness of violet candy and the woody sweetness of strawberry. But this sweetness acts as mere footnotes to the overall green, refreshing neroli, and at no point does it smell outright gourmand.

If I try to think about the Malabar bubblegum, there is indeed a discreet powdery texture. Adding the cheerful, albeit soft fruity sweetness, I can indeed see the reference to the bubblgum. But it's far from being a strong and concrete note, and can easily be described as just a touch of joyful red fruits and violet.

This already soft fruity sweetness doesn't last long, either. It soon gets lost in the pristine, tranparent green neroli and white musk about 2 hours in. And Sale Gosse remains so until the end. The sillage is mostly soft, and becomes extremely close to skin after 2 hours. It lasts merely 5 hours on my skin.

As I was expecting a more prominent Malabar candy accord and a daring juxtaposition of candy and fresh eau de cologne, finding Sale Gosse a mostly safe green neroli is disappointing to me. But overall, it's still very pretty and solidly done.

Fans of pure, crisp neroli eau de cologne might want to check it out, especially if you're looking for a version with a slightly feminine fruity twist. The candy and bubblegum accord emphasized in the press release is pretty minor on my skin as well. Therefore, I'd encourage those who are wary of sweet notes to give it a try, but would suggest against a blindbuy if you're intrigued by the Malabar accord.
02nd November, 2017

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