måndag 15 april 2013

Grossmith - Golden Chypre

Picture: Golden Chypre,
a part of the Black  Label  Collection
Photo: PR Grossmith
Golden Chypre is one of the four initial releases in the new Black Label line from the venerable British house of Grossmith. Earlier Grossmith (among others) has released contemporary interpretations of the old classics of the house, such beautiful frags as Shem-el-Nessim Phul-Nana, Hasu-no-Hana and Betrothal. Golden Chypre is created by Trevor Nicholl.

Golden Chypre starts spicy airy with a clearly detectable but still transparant cardamom sourronded by smooth spicies and a sparkling citrusnote. The citrusnote could still be recognized when Golden Chypre reaches its middlenotes where light flowery notes appears perfectyl blended with discrete notes of patchouli and vetiver. The patchouli, which is a bearing note in most contemporary so called chypres is not as emphasized as in most of those creations, it's so wellbalanced that it is difficult to discern as a separate note. All this is is resting on an elegant, smooth musky base blended with wood and resins.

Golden Chypre is a wellbehaved fragrance which is a pleasure to wear with its high quality ingredients and its wellbalanced structure. It's not a exciting and challenging fragrance but it creates confidece to the wearer in its less-is-more styled elegance. Perfect for the office and for lunching at an elegant restaurant especially in spring and summer. Sillage is close and longevity is for about 24h.

Golden Chypre is an example that well made fragrances are still possible to create even with the though restrictions coming. A common feature for many of the fragrances created the latest year, just as Golden Chypre, is their fleeting characters which I assume is the result of cutting down the quantity used of many ingredients or having to avoid others.

Those who like fragrances in the elegant style of Chanel No 22, Chanel 1932, Puredistance Opardu and Parfums MDCI Chypre Palatin will probably also appreciate Grossmith Golden Chypre.

Rating: 4

Notes: Cardamom, nutmeg, orange, bergamot, rose, geranium, heliotrophe, vetiver, patchouli, amber, musk, labdanum, wood

Thanks to Fragrances & Art  for the sample to test.

2 kommentarer:

  1. Å, älskar no 22, så denna gör mig nyfiken!!

  2. Klart prövovärd om man gillar No 22:s subtila elegans!