You don’t smell perfumes like JoAnne Bassett Intimacy being made anymore. There’s a few reasons for that. Large companies want to make things that sell. Classic smelling perfumes and chypres never do well in focus groups and this is where big companies get their “inspiration” from The other thing is that IFRA has banned real oakmoss. In a way we’re making the chypre go extinct. JoAnne Bassett has started the Chypre Preservation Program with Intimacy.
Intimacy opens with an “oily” citrus with vintage floral and a hint of fizzy root beer. The florals shine but you’ll notice the moss in this one from beginning to end. The florals mix with an aged sandalwood resulting in a warm, creamy bouquet. With time Intimacy becomes an absolutely gorgeous mossy amber with a subtle patchouli. Intimacy is incredibly vintage smelling in the best sense of the word vintage.
Notes listed include bergamot, vintage jasmine grandifolium, Bulgarian rose Damask otto, Rose de Mai, petitgrain, orris, vintage Mysore sandalwood, oakmoss, vanilla, patchouli, amber accord, natural musk, labdanum, & more. Launch date 2012. PERFUMER – JoAnne Bassett
Give Intimacy a try if you like vintage perfumes or chypres. Or if you like perfumes like DSH Perfumes Pandora, Coty Chypre, Acqua di Parma Profumo, Clinique Aromatics Elixir and/or Tom Ford Arabian Wood. Intimacy is completely unisex and a must try for those that love chypres.
Intimacy has average projection and longevity. Of course, Intimacy smells wonderful by itself but I bet you could layer this one to add a richness to any floral or amber blend.
Intimacy comes in a few sizes. The 1 oz EDP retails for $150 at Joanne Bassett.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Decadent, dark chypre. It’s gorgeous stuff.
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