Monday, October 26, 2009

Six Scents Series 2 - No 1 and No 2

Six Scents offers fragrant collaborations between perfumers and designers. Series Two is focused on spreading a message of environmental sustainability. Each Eau de Parfum comes in a limited edition of 2000 50ml bottles for $95. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Pro-Natura.

No 1. 3.1 Phillip Lim - Collage
Notes: Italian bergamot, white pepper extract, black pepper from Madagascar, juniper berry, magnolia accord, Indonesian patchouli, Virginian cedarwood, incense

Although I tend to think of Six Scents' fragrances to be unisex, this scent is a bit more on the masculine side, with citrus and pepper spiked with juniper berry and somehow smelling a little like rye bread. The cedar is more prominent than the patch or incense, but overall, the scent is light and fresh and sophisticated.

No 2. Damir Doma - End / Beginning
Notes: purple ginger extract, olibanum from Somalia, vetiver, cedarwood, guaiacwood, cardamom, coriander seed, cistus, birch tar, styrax, benzoin, tonka bean, sandalwood, beeswax absolute, gurjum balsam, patchouli, myrrh, opoponax, olibanum hyperessence

Despite all of the heavy spice and resin notes, No. 2 is actually fairly light with a predominate ginger note backed up by myrrh and patchouli. It's still warm and resinous and a bit sexy, perhaps a bit masculine but I'd wear it.

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