L'Ombre Fauve arrived into my waiting arms today. At first the relationship was at arms length whilst I plunged my finger upon the spray mechanism. There was a moment of mixed emotional anticipation and then, there was love. L'Ombre Fauve is like the olfactory equivalent of the Mona Lisa, she enigmatically smiles, her demeanor cool and warm. Her sensual skin exuding incense and musc warm as a journey of bliss is realized to begin. The journey, in it's glory, continues and, while I want the tops notes and middle notes to last forever, I eagerly await the dry-down. Not just another fragrance but olfactory art incarnate. What a marvelous fragrance! Viva L'Ombre Fauve!
Last edited by N_Tesla; 3rd February 2011 at 10:06 PM.
Smelled it meanwhile ( thanks Larimar ) and it (unexpectedly, to be honest) lived up to the myth of being extremely animalistic / furry in a way that I do not find sexual as a contrast to musk.
Dark, dirty, earthy patchouly.
Very interesting concept and certainly a well executed frag but my sample already lastes a while and I think a 8 ml decant would set me for life.
Not that versatile and especially with a collection of, say, 30 or more, one really needs to love it as I think one would only very rarely reach for it otherwise.
Got in my samples of L'Ombre Fauve and Cuir d'Iris.
Whooooa baby, this L'Ombre Fauve is nice! In fact, I like it much better than SL's Ambre Sultan. The Bestial Shadow DOES remind me of what a mischievous little fox with a penchant for amber fragrances would smell like....