Humiecki and Graef Clemency is inspired by pride. Well, not just pride but proud, regal mothers. It’s Humiecki & Graef. Are we supposed to look into this bizarre-o inspiration? Probably not.
I’ve decided that after wearing Clemency a few times that I don’t want proud, regal moms in my perfume. Clemency is a sharp linden blossom with lime floor cleaner. This opening is so sharp that I find it unpleasant for a personal fragrance and maybe just decent as a cleaning product. The fluffy mimosa is suffocated by sharp woods and a milky sandalwood. The dry-down is a soft suede with milky sandalwood. I like this base but I feel like I was tortured to get to it. I really didn’t enjoy the harsh, sharpness of this perfume.
So, Humiecki & Graef reminds me of the bitchy step-mom in “Strangers With Candy”. Deborah Rush plays the best judge-y mom (I’ve enjoyed seeing her in “Orange is the New Black“). Anyway, if I had to scent the “bitchy TV mom” with a fragrance, it would be with Humiecki & Graef Clemency.
Notes listed include lime tree blossom, cassie, wood notes, leather and milk. Launch date 2009. PERFUMER – Christoph Hornetz and Christophe Laudamiel
Give Clemency a try if you can handle “sharp” better than me. Or if you like perfumes like Tauer Zeta, Malle Par Dries Van Noten, Parfums DelRae Debut, Diptyque Tam Dao and/or D.S. & Durga Silent Grove. Clemency is unisex.
Projection is HUGE. Longevity is above average.
The 3.3 oz bottle retails for $220 at Babalu Miami.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Sharp linden floor cleaner and sandalwood. I like a few from this line but not this one. We bickered and I told her, “You’re not my REAL mom!”
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