Dan my man-Originally Posted by Lightninrod
I can't speak to MeM Extreme, as I know it only from a spritz or two at Barney's, but I think you will be pleasantly surprised by Navegar. Its one of the little remarked-upon L'Artisans (it is, however, featured on page 23 of the new Best Life magazine, I noticed at the dentisst office). I'm with you on PdE, as well, just too much... when would I ever use that? *Here's my review for Navegar, which I have yet to upload:
I find this one to be wholey misnamed, and it’s a shame, as its appellation will make many a sniffer who is bored to death by the “me-too aquatics” pass right by this gem. Navegar is, in fact, completely landlocked. I sense nothing aquatic or blue or oceanic in it whatsoever. Quite to the contrary, it is an earthy green pleasure; the damp element of the fragarnce is much more "rainy" than anything else. *In classic L’Artisan fashion, Navegar is poetic and imagistic: the topnotes are grassy like lawn-clippings on a humid August day, which you smell from the cover of a leafy tree you retreat to during a sudden downpour. *The basenotes are composed of the lightest woods imaginable, evoking with uncanny precision mulch drying in the sun after that summer shower. In between you have some just-rinsed-vegetable notes and some fresh pepper. Breezey, brisk and very clean, Navegar is almost preternaturally organic-smelling, and my nose has never actually corroborated a niche house’s claim to use “all natural ingredients” before smelling Navegar. It’s the earthiest vetiver-less scent I know of and an absolute knock-out choice for summertime. Gorgeous.
I hope you like it, if you don't, PM me about it