SOTD Club’s Valentine’s Day picks: Hot Couple

Posted By SOTD CLUB / 14th February 2017 / 0 Comments

So hot it sizzles. Fracas and New York Intense, the couple that everyone loves to hate… and everyone wants to be.

 

FRACAS BY ROBERT PIGUET HERE

Top: Mandarin, Hyacinth and Green notes
Heart: Tuberose, Jasmine, Orange Flower, Lily of The Valley, White Iris, Violet, Jonquil, Carnation, Coriander, Peach, Osmanthus and Pink Geranium
Base: Musk, Cedar, Moss, Sandalwood, Orris, Vetiver and Tolu Balsam

The birth of tuberose on perfumery is also one of Germaine Cellier’s masterpieces. By far one of the key marks on perfumery, even still after the changes on Fracas’ formulations, the most respected tuberose based scent. But this is not a soliflower perfume. The magic of Fracas lies in the combination of tuberose with a full bouquet of flowers (geranium, that I love, osmanthus, lily of the valley, rose, gardenia…) and some heavier woody sprinkles, with cedar and vetiver. A sensual and classy woman at the same time! Mandatory! All my respect!

 

NEW YORK INTENSE BY NICOLAI HERE

Top: Bergamot, Amalfi Lemon, Cloves, Lavender and Green notes
Heart: Thyme, Cinnamon, Pepper, Paprika, Patchouli and Cedar
Base: Amber, Vanilla and Leather

The combination of citrus/oak, moss/spice take is one of the most used in comfort perfumery. This is it. You won’t find anything that breaks any rules in here. But, as very few others (like Pour un Homme, Caron), New York Intense leads the trend on the definition of a perfume for him: deep, rich, intense… And you know what, always adding layers of notes instead of simplifying the smell. My father’s perfume. My grandpa’s perfume (if it would be possible). I shall always live with it around!

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