Notes: lavender, bay-tree, coriander, white pepper, rose, incense, woods and light musc
Pros: Spicy but light, with a wonderful combo of lavender & rose.
Cons: Fades rather quickly, leaving only a faint trail of the initial grandeur
Reminds me of: Well, it's reminiscent of Villoresi's Incensi, but this would be Incensi Ultra-light.
Longevity, development and sillage: After an hour it was all but gone, with the lavender fading out and stronger wood notes taking its place. I put A LOT on, and my roommate couldn't detect it, though I suppose in warmer weather, this one might turn out to be a sultry summer scent.
Where can I buy it? $65 for a 50ml edt spray; $129 for a 125ml splash at Luckyscent.com
The Bottom Line: Created for the trendy Paris hotel by none other than Giacobetti, this (masculine) oriental is stunning. I love the pairing of the very soft and straightforward rose (more of a fresh, petal note, not at all heady or strong) and creamy lavender with the background of white pepper and though I feel like there's cinnamon in there somewhere, it's not listed. There's definitely a spicy incense note though I'm beginning to wonder what exactly "incense" means. Costes is great, and I could definitely see myself wearing this quite often - could easily become my summer spice. My eyes are open for decants...
Rating (out of 10): 8
Have you tried Costes?