Amandine Marie: 1 post

Nelly Rodi Gimgembre, Bois, Ambre, Rose : Perfume Reviews

33333

Persian_carpet_early_safavid_16c_kashan

Star rating: 5 stars–outstanding/potential classic, 4 stars–very good, 3 stars–adequate, 2 stars–disappointing, 1 star–poor.

For the background on Nelly Rodi, please see Part I: Nelly Rodi: Incense, Rhum, Cardamome, Cacao.

Parfum 5: Gimgembre
Richard Ibanez of Robertet, the nose behind Les Parfums de Rosine Rose D’Argent, together grapefruit, saffron, red currant, nutmeg, ginger, incense, patchouli, vanilla, and amber to produce a sweet shimmering fragrance. The top notes of grapefruit fizz like a glass of champagne, before a wave of spicy sweetness begins to embrace the composition. Laced with spicy ginger, the fragrance produces not so much a sensation of inhaling the aroma of freshly cut ginger root, as biting into ginger candy. Its lasting power is remarkable, but unless one likes very sweet fragrances, the sugariness of the drydown overwhelms the spice notes.

Continue reading →

From the Archives

Latest Comments

  • Tiffanie in Apple Perfumes for Autumn (and Anytime): And meant to add how much I’m enjoying a spritz of Pulp from a sample I tried for the first time today after reading about it here. Pulp is delicious,… September 25, 2016 at 3:42pm

  • Tiffanie in Apple Perfumes for Autumn (and Anytime): The apple scents I reach for are the bold Be Delicious (when I see a tester I can’t resist the kitsch) and Ambre Narguile (from a rapidly dwindling sample vial).… September 25, 2016 at 3:30pm

  • spe in Perfume in the Library : The Pillow Book: Thank you! I’ve always liked that Lutens, along with A La Nuit. For a brief moment, myrrh scents fascinated me, but they ultimately weren’t lively enough. In fact, there is… September 25, 2016 at 1:56pm

  • Roky in Apple Perfumes for Autumn (and Anytime): 🙂 … nice one, yep. I’m also loving it on my ladyfriend. The rose is dark red and wine-like, the apples are those red-yellow, spicy-earthy type and ripe ones with… September 25, 2016 at 1:47pm

Latest Tweets

Design by cre8d
© Copyright 2005-2016 Bois de Jasmin. All rights reserved.