Sweet Anthem has launched two new masculines in their summer The Great Northern Collection, Walden and Cooper.
Walden contains notes of petit grain, white pepper, vintage florals, ambergris and oakmoss.
Walden opens with tart citrus, fruits and florals. It’s a bitter, green floral with peachy aldehydes. Now green florals can go in a few directions like a dewy “spring” floral or “cool”, Walden doesn’t go in this direction. It has depth and underneath there is some “darkness” from earthy mosses.
This is such a weird association and I don’t even know why I’m bothering to mention it, but Walden reminds me of a Polish shampoo that I had back in the day and I can’t remember the name. It was a green bottle and I loved how it smelled. This is what the dry-down of Walden reminds me of – “clean mossy”.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A clean mossy floral. Completely unisex. And to me, this is one of those scents that works in any season.
Cooper contains notes of fir needle, coffee, teak and vetiver.
You have no idea how happy it makes me that Sweet Anthem has finally done a Twin Peaks inspired perfume. Cooper needed to happen.
Cooper opens with crisp evergreens and rich coffee beans. And there are warm, sweet woods. It continues to wear as a rather masculine blend of smoky vetiver with warm woods.
Cooper is unisex but I find it to be an excellent masculine, especially for those that like fragrances like Penhaligon’s Endymion and/or Bond No. 9 New Haarlem. I rarely say scents are “sexy” but Cooper is as sexy as the agent.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Sweet, warm and woodsy. Fellows, this is what you need to smell like.
I’ve reviewed the EDP of both of these. The EDPs come in two sizes with prices ranging from $18-$48 at Sweet Anthem. There’s also an oil ($32) and a solid in two sizes ($6.50-$12).
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