Saturday, 18 January 2014

Orlando Review

Orlando by Jardins d’Écrivains bears more than a passing resemblance to another piece of faux Elizabethanism: No.88 by Czech & Speake (1980).
Where the latter commences with a whoosh of invigorating geranium and citrus, Orlando cuts straight to the common heart of musty, balsamic rose that’s a bit sweet, a bit earthy-spicy, and oddly redolent of head shops.
A matte pallor though soon overtakes Orlando revealing a base of paste-y musks tinged with some lingering oakmoss (-replacer).

Nose: Anaïs Biguine
House: Parfums d’Écrivains
Release date: 2013
Notes (per Fragrantica): orange, pink pepper, ginger; amber, patchouli cloves; guaiac wood, peru balsam, musk

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