Returning to my Keiko Mecheri coffrets today I'm test driving Genie des Bois. "Violet leaves, violet, tonka bean, benzoin tears(sic!!)rosewood."
As often happens, the pyramid arrives haphazardly - sometimes upside down - on me. So what I get first is woodiness then overly sweet, musky violet with nothing to temper the sweetness. So far. (Half hour in.) I'm not a violet fan....too "old lady" (I await the brickbats - but show respect! I am eighty one.).... so this may be a pass-along to those who are (not eighty one - violet fans).
Still - worth the booklet copy: "A glimpse to Romanticism. An unexpected violets bouquet rejuvenated by misty green notes and comforted deliciously by tonka beans and cocoa powder notes." (But no benzoin tears?)
It's gorgeous. I sprayed the back of my hand last night, and in the morning it seemed a bit powdery. I am not extremely familiar with tuberose as a note to give a comparison. So far, though, I am loving it.
Today I am doing a full wearing and will pay more attention to its development.
Puro Lino Deceptively simple, lingering clean scent of soap.
It must be the geranium that gives this a sense of wonderment.
Tangy and gentle at the same time.
All the while, verbena and jasmine tantalize in soothing caresses.
The notes feature geranium, jasmine, verbena,
neroli, green notes and musk.
I've had company in town and have missed a few days. There was a day of double Saks For Him on Friday, Outrageous! by Frederic Malle yesterday for the beach, Aus Lieb Zum Dufte No. 1 last night for even more company over for dinner, and Reverie au Jardin right now.