Sunday, 28 December 2014

Sancti, L'Eau Bénite Review

Hats off to Sonia Constant for one of the most novel and pleasing takes on the incense genre out there.
The concept for Sancti, L’Eau Bénite is ostensibly simple: contrast the cool, resinous scent of olibanum with a warm, ginger-driven spice accord. Sniff closely however, and the latter resolves into a fantastically well blended complex of zingy (mandarin-/) aldehydes and herbal notes (esp. coriander). Real ‘rabbit-out-of-the-hat’ stuff.
The composition remains bright and transparent for its duration, with a sheer woodsiness and unobtrusive musk fond as support.

Nose: Sonia Constant
House: Les Liquides Imaginaires
Release date: 2011
Notes (per Fragrantica): bergamot, tangerine, pomelo, grapefruit, aldehydes, balsam fir, lavender, rosemary, pink pepper, cardamom, coriander, nutmeg, cedar, ambergris, patchouli, olibanum, myrrh, benzoin, labdanum, nutmeg.

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