|Picture: A sweet bumblebee (bombus pratorum) |
is flying in for nectar
Photo: Bernie, Wikimedia commons
Syconium starts with a sweet fignote over a background almost similar to a not too sweet cookie, probably the sandalwood. As Syconium dries further down, it becomes pleasantly, creamy, milky and reminds like that in the rest of its development even if the sandalwood gets even more prominent and is dominating in the basenotes. In the basenotes there some vibes from the sandalwood which reminds me of Editions Frederic Malle Dries van Noten. In the late phase of the basenotes, an moisty, dark, earthy accord appears, taking over from the dry and warm sandalwood. As a whole, there are no harsh edges in Syconium and it's not the figgy-woody-fresh type as for example Diptyque Philosykos, Syconium is more of a gourmand fig as for example the much more spicy, and more complicated in construction, Neela Vermiere Creation Ashoka. Both has the gourmand fig concept in common, wheras Ashoka is the main course and Syconium the dessert. As with the other members of the Bumblebee trio, the longevity of Syconium is very good, at least a day. Sillage is medium and the fragrance even if ecpecially suitable for warm, casual summerdays, also fits as a reminder of warmer days, year around. Syconium is also office approved, with its happy and warm character it will not offend anyone.
Notes: Honey, milk, fig, sandalwood
|Picture: Plate 38, Moses Harris: |
An exposition of English insects (1782) Moses Harris (1731-1785)
Thanks to Fragrance & Art of the samples to test