Aftelier Bergamoss ~ fragrance review

Aftelier Bergamoss

With all the restrictions on fragrance materials and perfume house budgets, a lot of us fear for classic chypres. Aftelier Bergamoss is proof that the chypre as François Coty conceived of it lives on.

Mandy Aftel created Bergamoss with top notes including bergamot and wild sweet orange; heart notes of peach, citronellol and nutmeg absolute; and a base of oakmoss, flouve absolute, coumarin and antique civet. For me, Bergamoss tags all the bases of a beautifully made chypre and slides in for a home run with its seamless construction.

Because there’s little I like more than abusing a metaphor, let’s examine Bergamoss’s progress as it scores. Prepare your Cracker Jacks…

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Vanilla x 2 ~ fragrance reviews

Tauerville Vanilla Flash and Providence Perfume Co Provanilla

Quick reviews of two new vanilla fragrances: Provanilla from Providence Perfume Co and Vanilla Flash from Tauerville.

Providence Perfume Co Provanilla

Indie line Providence Perfume Co calls their new Provanilla a “lavish celebration of true vanilla”, and it features “five different varieties of vanilla from Madagascar to Mexico”. Also in the mix: rose, balsams, myrrh, coconut pulp and a “clean aquatic accord”. The clean aquatic accord would usually scare me, but since Providence Perfume is a natural brand, there’s no need to worry about calone…

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