Lately I’ve been taking a short break from my usual roses and white florals and wearing chypres. The deal is that I don’t own many chypres so this makes me dig through my samples. I remembered that there was an Ayala Moriel perfume launched this year that I tried in the summer that screamed “MOSS”, Lost Lagoon.
Lost Lagoon opens as a bitter citrus with greens. There’s an aquatic/brine thing going on in the opening. The heart is a green floral chypre. It’s like dry moss and petals that have fallen to the ground. It dries down to a mossy, sweeter amber chypre. It’s the sort of base that’s such a classic chypre that when I smell it, all I can think about is a forest floor of moss and tree sap. It starts out like summer but it ends up feeling very autumnal.
Notes listed include bergamot, lemon, galbanum, rhododendron, magnolia, ylang-ylang, violet, oakmoss, amber and iris. Launched in 2016. PERFUMER – Ayala Moriel
Lost Lagoon comes in a few sizes with the 1/2 oz EDP retailing for $156 at Ayala Moriel. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Bitter green chypre. If all the mainstream chypres feel too tame for you, then you need to enroll in the school of Lost Lagoon.
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