Notes: Sage, grasse neroli, bergamot, chamomile, lily of the valley, jasmine, patchouli, iris, ambergris, and vetiver.
Pros: Wow...I love this. A light green chypre that will work perfectly for warmer weather.
Cons: The opening has a slightly soapy tone. Longevity could be a bit better.
Development: I can detect the sage and chamomile as the scent opens, wonderful! The middle notes are slightly brighter, with jasmine and lily of the valley accents. The scent dries to a light vetiver and iris combo, with merely the slightest green hint of patchouli, and the faint musky warmth of ambergris.
Longevity: I'm testing the EDP (thanks, Katie!) and the scent starts off strong...by 2 hours later it is quite faint, though still there. This light drydown does linger on my skin for quite some time, though I'd like a but more projection.
Sillage: Moderate, and then within about 2 hours, the scent remains very quiet.
Reminds me of: Ivoire de Balmain, though much subtler and fresher.
Where can I buy it? $35.90 for a 100ml EDP spray at Perfumebay.com.
Bottleworthy? Absolutely...I'm not sure as to how similar this EDP is to the original EDC, but I've ordered the EDC and will update you as soon as I try it!
The Bottom Line: Created in 1928 by Weil, the company has now re-bottled and re-packaged their major players and released them as Eau de Parfums. Here's what gets me - chamomile and sage! WooHoo! This is one heck of a unique composition, not to mention a great price. Easy-to-wear for both men and women, this should give the standard summer citrus and marine fragrances a real run for their money. Best of all, this is a little-known gem that the rest of the world WON'T be wearing!
Rating (out of 10): 7 (wished it lasted longer)
Know of any other scents that feature Chamomile?