Yerbamate is an aromatic green fragrance for women and men. It was launched in 2001. Top notes are citruses, tea, mint, tarragon, brazilian rosewood and ylang-ylang; middle notes are lavender and green notes; base notes are galbanum, french labdanum, oakmoss, patchouli, vetiver and spices.
Van Cleef & Arpels: Collection Extraordinaire Bois d'Iris (2009) Émilie Copperman Woody Oriental
Top Notes: Sweet Notes, Frankincense Middle Notes, Woody Notes, Cedar, Iris, Vetiver Base Notes: Ambergris, Labdanum, Myrrh, Vanilla Notes
------------------ This starts off with a soft iris accord that at first seems not to have much sillage, but after a few minutes, when the heart notes begin to appear, the sillage gets quite a bit more noticeable, shifting the focus from iris to vetiver and cedar. Then the oriental notes begin to appear: first the incense/balsamic notes, and finally the amber and vanilla. The iris remains in the mix, but as each layer is revealed, it changes and floats in and out between the foreground and the background. An interesting scent, truly unisex also; it could easily be sold as a masculine with the vetiver and woody notes being well featured here. The pony trick in this one is dosing the vetiver enough to take advantage of its undertones of orris butter and violets and thereby really supporting and reinforcing the iris soliflore impression of the whole. Good sillage, and a good longevity nearly six hours after application; but I would say if you want the longevity and sillage, don't be too sparing with the number of sprays. Attachment 7734
A majestic Fougere inspired by the heady and evocative fragrances of old books, dark wooden shelves and antique armchairs. Amouage Opus II opens with a rare and magical combination of Pepper, Pink Bay, Absinth and Lavender in the top notes. These notes unfurl to reveal a heart of Jasmine, Rose, Cinnamon and Cardamom. The base of Cedarwood, Amber, Frankincense and Patchouli conclude the fragrance with a soft, smoky, masculinity that contrast beautifully with the floral heart notes.