Nanban is the name samourai originally gave to foreigners coming from the south coasts of the island. Carlos Huber, left his architect's club and the mexican colonial atmospheres, lands as a barbarian of the south to Japan. He brings with himself a load of black pepper, smoked black tea and exotic woods softened by Rodrigo Flores Roux into an ambery sunset with balsams and osmanthus. For barbarian gentlemen.
Idyllwild as they'd be snapshots of a coast to coast trip. Route 66 is bordered with snapped rhubharb stalks, rock flowers, cypresses and hay, buffalos and bonfire remains at dawn. Very particular is the use of a sagebrush oil which reminded me the ferruginous greness of spinach over an animalic background. Together with Jack+Jackie, a boozy Daiquiri vanilla inspired by President Kennedy cocktails at the White House, Idyllewild represents a new chapter of Ineke's olfactory library. Perfect for people living on the road.
Bois d'Ascese and Cuir Velours, purple petals on the floor and naked bodies in the gloom sketched by Julien Rasquinet with a wisp of smoke. For hermeticist poets in dove-coloured garnments.
iri_del (iris aldehyde), orb_ital (orbitone) created by Patricia Choux of Takasago while efflor_esce (paradisone) and addr_ett (helvetolide) created by Patrick Voelkl rely on two aromachemicals from Firmenich. My favorite perfectly follows the trend, efflor_esce to get lost in the floral cybercloud.