Swiss niche line LesNez has launched Turtle Vetiver Back, the third fragrance in the limited edition series that began in 2009 with Turtle Vetiver Exercise No. 1 and continued with last year's Turtle Vetiver Front. Like the others, Turtle Vetiver Back was developed by perfumer Isabelle Doyen.
Turtle Vetiver Back introduces a new player: a violet note that jumps out at first sniff, anchored to vetiver by its woody facet, while its powdery effects are boosted by a puff of musk. “I’ve worked on the idea of the smell of skin, of delicate flesh”, Isabelle Doyen explains. As she was working on Annick Goutal’s Mimosa at the time, in went mimosa absolute to bolster the powdery skin texture, while adding a tiny, aqueous snapped peapod note that brings a fresh vegetal aspect to the violets.
LesNez Turtle Vetiver Back is available now at Luckyscent, in 50 ml Eau de Parfum for $125.