Jacomo De Jacomo
Sous le Vent
Green Floral Chypre
Top Notes: Basil, Bergamot, Galbanum, Lavender
Middle Notes: Clove, Jasmine, Tarragon, Carnation
Base Notes: Oakmoss, Iris, Woods, Patchouli
A mélange of green-herbal, spicy, and floral notes on a chypre ground. This is a very fresh, green chypre, however; a substitution of tonka bean for the patchouli in the base could easily have made it a green fougère, and the lavender does lend it that sort of character. This comes only in eau de toilette formulation, which is rather appropriate to the freshness of the composition. Sous le Vent is French for "leeward," as in the name of the Leeward Islands. The scent was supposedly composed by Jacques Guerlain for Josephine Baker in 1933, for her to apply after her dance performances, which were the rage of Paris at that time. The scent starts out very fresh: dry citrus, herbal, very green. It becomes subtly floral, the jasmine not predominating (but boosting the floral side of the lavender a bit); the carnation contributes a clove-like spicy freshness, and then there's some more green. The iris comes on as slightly earthy, but never chases away the green theme; and the woody notes give it depth and a certain roundness. It has a decent sillage and longevity for an EdT, but doesn't project especially far. Hug someone, though, and they're sure to notice.
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Yr good bud,
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This is not for me.
I'm liking this more and more but my g/f really doesn't care for it. Seeing as it's still a 'like not love' frag, I'm going to pass on getting a bottle.
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bergamot, orange, aldehydes, green accords, lavender, lemon, petit grain, violet, clary sage, nutmeg
pepper, coriander, orris root, rose, jasmine, carnation, honeysuckle, geranium ,Llily-of-the-valley. Base Notes
cedar, vetiver, patchouli, amber, tonka bean, oakmoss, sandalwood, vanilla.
Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
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Possibly the finest aromatic fougère ever.
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Thanks Mike! You were right, it does smell a lot better in cooler weather. I like it a lot more but I don't know if I'll buy a bottle, though still a nice scent.
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