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Aromatic, distinguished, wild. The unbridled nature of the Corsican coast, known as the perfumed isle, inspires a distinguished scent at once sophisticated, aromatic and wild. Smoky incense, pine resin and fir balsam evoke the dense forest and rugged peaks, while delectable heliotrope and woods heighten the grand atmosphere of sea and shadow.
Pine resin, tree sap accord, fir balsam, incense, heliotrope, boxtree oil
Typically, I put my perfume posts on Friday, but Tom Ford Vert d’Encens deserves your full attention, so it’s getting posted on a Monday! This is my favorite scent release this year! It reminds me of my time in Tuscany by the sea, all the little chapels by the ocean flanked with pine forests. Corsica isn’t far from Tuscany, so it’s not surprising it has a similar feel. It’s very wild; it’s both Catholic and pagan. Sexual but not overt. Honestly, it’s the perfect scent for me.
When you first spray the fragrance, you get so much green. That is buffered by resinous woods and hints of incense. The incense blooms a few minutes in and amps up. It’s unyielding. I would not put this on right before a meal. It needs time to settle. A dry sweetness pops up after a few hours on the skin that is both balsamic and vanillic. It becomes a skin scent after about 6 hours. The silage is bigger when it’s first sprayed, every hour growing closer to the body. It never fades, it smolders and seduces for hours. I can still lightly detect it on my skin a day later. That’s right, a day. On clothes, it’s about five to seven days worth of scent. Yup, it’s a clinger!
At first, I was taken aback by the price. It’s almost two ounces of exquisitely crafted scent that doesn’t smell like much else on the market. It’s unisex, and you only need a spray for the full effect. It also lasts all day and develops beautifully on the skin. I can’t believe this is limited edition, I’m heartbroken! I will be adding it to my birthday and Christmas list for sure. It’s a must try!
Have you tried Tom Ford Vert d’Encens? Maybe another of the new scents? Let me know if you have!