How the resurrection of a historical British perfume house calls the entire IFRA regulation drama’s bluff and proves that where there is a will, there is also a way. As I discovered smelling the current re-release of André Courrèges Empreinte and the current version of Jean Couturier Coriandre, classic perfumery is not being killed by regulations but by perfumers’ and perfume lovers’ over-indulgence to the dogma “everything new is beautiful”.
Notes from Grossmith: cardamom, nutmeg, citrus, rose, geranium, heliotrope, patchouli, vetiver, woody notes, amber, musk
Notes from my nose: geranium, bergamot, heliotrope, patchouli, nutmeg, cardamom, oak moss, musk
A sample of Grossmith Golden Chypre was offered for evaluation by Essenza Nobile