The Scent of Departure line is a line of “affordable niche” fragrances created by perfumer Gérald Ghislain (Histoires de Parfums) and is inspired by various metro cities.
Budapest opens as an aquatic cedar. I pick up on suede-like spices mixed with a aquatic citrus. I also pick up on red pepper, not dried but ripe. I get ripe, red Hungarian wax pepper. It’s warm. The heart has an astringency with cedar and green notes (very much like the opening but less aquatic). It’s clean and soapy, reminding me… Continue reading
If only this were a real ticket to Bali….
The Scent of Departure Bali is a tropical floral. It opens with lime blossoms and tiaré scented coconut based tanning oil. Bali differs from other tropical floral “beach” scents in the way that it’s more citrusy. The top is tarter than most with lemon, lime…all the citrus. With time, Bali becomes more of a warm, tanning oil skin scent. It smells like warm skin covered in product. The scent stays this way at the… Continue reading | 13 Comments
There are many places on my “to visit” list. Seoul is one of those. Historical; yet modern. I have no idea what it smells like but with a population density double that of NYC, I imagine that the city itself stinks. Here’s an interpretation. Let’s see if The Scent of Departure captures the soul of Seoul in fragrance.
Seoul opens as fresh and green with grass and melons. And the lotus kicks in. Seoul is aquatic and floral. There’s an astringent fig… Continue reading
The Scent of Departure is a line created by Gerard Ghislain, the man behind Histoires de Parfums. I talk about this in my review of VIE Vienna. AUH Abu Dhabi is the type of amber that you could find yourself wearing in cool climates as well as warm climates. It’s “savory” but it also has a refreshing lift from notes of citrus, thyme and geranium.
Abu Dhabi opens as a soft amber with bright citrus and a medicinal dried thyme. If… Continue reading
The Scent of Departure is a line of perfumes created by Gerard Ghislain of Histoires de Parfums because he was bored. Seriously, that is what he told us. This is what I’m calling the First Wave of “affordable niche” perfumes. This line takes it inspiration from metropolitan destinations from around the globe. It’s not a very innovative inspiration being that so many perfumes are inspired by places, but, geez, it’s a great theme that has unlimited potential. Plus, these bottles are so cute.
Vienna… Continue reading | 8 Comments