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Teisenddu (2018)
by Frassaï


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Year of Launch2018
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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PerfumerRoxanne Kirkpatrick

About Teisenddu

The company says:

Inspired by the Welsh settlers’ torta negra (black cake), TEISENDDU is a fragrant celebration of Welsh tradition fused with the arid landscape of Patagonia. Warm spices, bitter orange and juniper greet the senses like a cozy Welsh tearoom. A delicious heart of dried fruit and nuts is macerated in rum and enveloped by honeyed mimosa, while an intriguing blend of leather and dark sugar crystals completes the recipe, lingering like warm memories shared over a cup of black tea.

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Frassaï’s backstory to this one – of 19th century Welsh settlers voyaging to Patagonia – is a bit esoteric. Teisenddu is ‘a fragrant celebration of Welsh tradition fused with the arid landscape of Patagonia’ claim the brand – being unfamiliar with either, I’ll just have to take it as it is.

Luckily, coming to Teisenddu without these wide-ranging points of reference takes nothing away from a joyous, sense-tingling experience. The opening is stunning: like being bathed in long-brewed, generously sweetened, strong and milky chai with just a light sprinkle of nutmeg in it. Yet there’s nothing cloying or clingy to it; the scent is expansive and clean. Accents of bitter oranges, somewhat candied, seem perfectly at home in the mix rather than being out of place. It’s indulgent, characterful and comforting, and in its delicious burnt raw sugar smokiness bears a distant resemblance to Auphorie’s Eau de Nyonya. The evolution is just as fascinating – integrating seamlessly an almost velvety leather and then, surprise, a finishing touch of aerial, ever-so-slightly-powdery florals. Projects perfectly, teasing one’s olfactory receptors without any aggression. This disarmingly original creation is the work of Givaudan perfumer Roxanne Kirkpatrick, who is at the start of her perfumery career, and, on this evidence, is a name to watch.
10th September, 2020

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