Saturday, 8 March 2014

Isparta 26 Review

Isparta is dominated by an intense Turkish rose note that's surrounded by the honey and dark fruit / berry-like qualities of damasc(en)ones. Helping to drive the scent down the Oriental path is Ambroxan, the balsamic, labdanumesque qualities of which are furthered by a blend of sticky resins and incense. A generous amount of patchouli meanwhile, provides a counter to the scent’s sweetness and as the perfume develops, the latter's dusky, earthy qualities become more apparent, culminating in a caliginous woody accord with roasted-coffee and oak mossy nuances, as well as some oud-type facets stemming from cypriol. 
Overall, Isparta’s rose-patchouli-incense-Ambrox(an) theme is strongly redolent of D. Ropion / F. Malle’s Portrait of a Lady (2010).

Nose: Pierre Guillaume
House: Parfumerie Générale
Release date: 2014
Notes (per Fragrantica): red berries, rose, peru balsam, calamus, patchouli, olibanum, benzoin, agarwood, ambroxan, moss.

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