Friday, November 27, 2009
Luten's Borneo 1834
To me, Borneo is a non-gourmand gourmand after multiple wearings. The infamous cocoa accord is front and center and coupled with Indonesian patchouli. So far, so good. Latching on is an earthy green note and a subtle anamalic amber.
The entries of anise and low key florals are seamless. The amber in the base is seemingly of a different nature than the first and the anise is further empowered by tarragon as well. For patchouli lovers who have never tried Borneo, it would behoove you to do so. This fragrance is one of the few niche measuring sticks for this genre. Kudos to this House.