Real optimism is about more than just something to make you smile. It’s about more than just having a giggle. The top-to-bottom woods explored in Vaunt’s The Optimist is an uber intelligent spin on the subject that will make you think twice.
Woody smells make us think about trees. Trees are great. But, trees also have deep roots, they stand tall and reach way up into the sky. Trees are tenacious, strong and reassuring.
And that’s what The Optimist evokes for us. Mix in a dash of understated sophistication, and you’ve got one cracking perfume.
So, throw those shoulders back. Head up. Go get ‘em, tiger.
Nordic Cedar wears like a moment suspended in time. An olfactory freeze-frame capturing a bracing, refreshing breeze drifting through a forest.
There are three main players that make Nordic Cedar tick. The cool blast of cardamom and warmth of cedar wood bridged by patchouli. Patchouli is an interesting character. It might surprise you to learn that, despite its reputation for hanging out with hippies in head shops, patchouli is actually part of the mint family. While it has an undeniable earthiness to it, patchouli also has a spacious, airy quality.
Nordic Cedar is a masterclass in observation and fine-tuning. Its materials are applied not only for their scent, but also for the atmosphere they create.
Cardamom, Patchouli, Musk, Cedarwood, Ambergris
Perfumer: Maya Njie, 2016.
50ml / 1.7oz eau de parfum.
Ingredients: Alcohol Denat, Parfum.
Floral notes are given the Savile Row treatment. Stitched with crisp, green stems for a bright, cologne-like finish with an airy, spacious tenacity.
Rosa Ribes is an absolute delight. Tangy citrus notes and the bite of blackcurrant with a swirl of laidback rose on a mossy base. Perfect for easy-going, late summer days in the garden, or deepest winter when you long to be transported back to them.
“Finest ingredients” is a term we often see thrown around in perfume marketing, but Trimerous puts its money where its mouth is. A celebration of orris root, one of perfumery’s most prized materials. Effervescent and buttery. The revered root in a dewy landscape of frozen rain on silvered woods.
Tokyo is another story of incense taken outside the familiar church territory we’ve all probably smelled before. It’s a full-circle exploration of humid back streets leading to a sun dappled forest bath while chasing a tail of elusive smoke.
A fragrant mash-up of the ancient and modern. Istanbul tips its hat to the big ambery perfumes of the early 20th century, but revamps them to fit into a 21st century modern lifestyle. Warm, viscous resins in a gentle whirl of lighthearted aromatics. Your jumper’s going to smell so good.