Saturday, January 15, 2011
A Quiet Morning by Miller et Bertaux
A "light" fragrance that has some substance is always nice to run across. They seem to work best for me in warm months or if I know I'll be in close quarters. The incense isn't a church rendition. It's like a hologram note that tells you it's incense and that it's there, but it really is a spatial note. It has breathing room and that's a good thing considering the name and theme of this fragrance.
A Quiet Morning opens politely with a turmeric-saffron accord that feels damp. Moist may be a better description and there's no bitterness that I can perceive here. There's rice,palm blossom and neroli listed in the heart, but I cannot claim to differentiate them. I "feel" they somehow augment the scent for the sake of substance, but I don't smell them individually. Even as a "team", I would never guess what they consisted of.
Once the opening begins to transition, cedar from the base accord is starting to meld with the incense. The subtle change in this wood accord is from the emergence of sandal, albeit it's an almost imperceptible shift and does not change the volume. The saffron note is barely noticeable by this stage, but enough remains to enhance the wood and incense. The gist of A Quiet Morning is....well.....quiet and basically linear. It succeeds in being pleasant, a bit bouyant while retaining the essence of a heavier scent. It's rather well done in a simplistic way and I would wear it in a heartbeat.
Thumbs up from Aromi for A Quiet Morning by Miller et Bertaux.