Nestled at the heart of Indonesia and considered unaffordable in today’s perfumery, Natural AGAR WOOD is a veritable treasure in the world of art perfumery. AFFINESSENCE has chosen to combine this with a magnificent Essence of PATCHOULI, enabling new facets of its famed scent to burst forth.
Enhanced by a dazzling myriad of Natural Ingredients (Vetiver from Java, Cistus and Labdanum, Elemi and Incense, Gaiac Wood and Tree Moss), this duo explodes on the senses, while the revisited Patchouli develops a luxurious trailing scent.
As with any scent based entirely on heavy basenotes, there’s always the danger of it turning into a lead balloon, but that’s been avoided here thanks to use of a bright, grassy vetiver and the lemony smoke of elemi resin, both of which keep the composition aerated. The smoky chypric finish of whiskey-ish labdanum and bitter oakmoss confirms Patchouli Oud as the perfect choice for the gentleman daring enough to pull off an oud scent alongside a perfectly tailored three-piece suit.
Perfumer : Nicolas BONNEVILLE.