I have said it before and shall say it again…feminine scents don’t float my olfactory boat. My tiny collection of scents would rationally be mistaken as one belonging to a gent, but I care not.
Recently I have been reaching for perfuming lotions as I like the personal blend of fragrance they impart from being worn on the skin.
Described on the Le Labo website as:
This dazzling bergamot combines freshness, sweetness and sensuality with acrobatic talent. All these qualities were encompassed in the perfume’s initial code name: “Fire Cologne”… It’s the delicate floral character of petit grain, the bitterness of grapefruit, as well as the flamboyant sweetness of amber and musk with a viril touch of vetiver, which gives Bergamot 22 its unique personality…
This is a delight to my inclinations.
“EXPLAINING KILLS ART”
I don’t find this to be too sweet. It certainly is not cloying but I am hopeless at describing scents so the best that I can offer in way of a passable review is a description of what this makes me think of.
For me, this is sophisticated in a somewhat masculine way. It calls to mind a vision a dapper dandy gent of a bygone era. Its bitter vein is makes me think of old country homes with leather chairs and a myriad of books. The citrus burst is bracing but intriguing. In all this is a redolent offering from Le Labo and one that I am enjoying very much due in part to the lovely compliments that I have been receiving.
This is available on the Le Labo website or in Liberty for £41.00.
A little goes far and has a great effect.
BTW: I love the personalised service of having my name imprinted on the label.
LE LABO SAYS:
IN A WORLD WHERE LUXURY PERFUMES ARE MASS-PRODUCED AND SOLD IN PLACES THAT LOOK LIKE SUPERMARKETS, WHERE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS TRY TO FOOL CONSUMERS INTO THINKING THAT THEY ARE UNIQUE EVEN THOUGH THEIR “ONE OF A KIND” FRAGRANCES ARE WORN BY MILLIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE, WE BELIEVE THERE IS ANOTHER SOLUTION.