Haute Claire was detailed in The Letters of a Fellow Perfumer, a series of letters shared by perfumers Mandy Aftel and Liz Zorn that can be seen on Nathan Branch’s blog. It’s good reading and gives such a personal and artisanal insight of this new natural perfume.
Haute Claire is both crisp and soft, cool and warm. The fresh edgy greenness of galbanum is offset by the creamy floral of ylang-ylang edged with honeysuckle. The green and floral notes harmonize in perfect pitch, neither dominating the other. A warm base of vetiver and vanilla provide a soft finish of sweet grass.
Notes listed include galbanum, Mexican lime, wild sweet orange, ylang ylang CO2, honeysuckle absolute, ylang ylang extra, clary sage, vetiver, ethyl phenyl acetate, and vanilla absolute.
The 30ml spray bottle retails for $130 and a sample size is available at Aftelier. Keep reading, you may win a 5 ml 🙂
FRAGRANCE FREEBIE/PERFUME DRAWING: Drawing is closed. Thanks to all that have entered!
I have sampled this fragrance. It is a very special and unique perfume. Mandy Aftel is offering a reader of EauMG a 5ml spray of Haute Claire. If you would like to participate in this drawing, please leave a comment. I’d love to hear about your favorite Aftelier fragrance or one that you would like to try.
EauMG readers will get:
1 entry for leaving a comment. 2 entries for leaving a comment and following EauMG on Facebook.
I will draw a random winner using random.org on August 4th, 2011 8:00 PM PST. This drawing is open to fumeheads all over the world!