El Attarine's orchestration involves a delicate interplay of the dry and the sweet.
Borne aloft on the cedar-like breeze of Iso E Super, a judicious dusting of cumin and cinnamon soon blends into the spicy, maple syrup tones of immortelle while violety ionones dance above a subtle accord of dried fruits. Offsetting the arid base of pale woods is a consoling drizzle of honey that lends the composition a softsmooth texture.
If the theme is a familiar one for Lutens and Sheldrake, it is here explored with a uniquely light touch, felt also in the perfume’s relatively modest sillage.
Nose: Christopher Sheldrake
House: Serge Lutens
Release date: 2008
Notes: Solaire. Traduit tout ce qui est odoriférant. La route des parfums en un jus solaire.