Thursday, June 24, 2010
Champagne de Bois by Sonoma Scent Studio
First, allow me to say that I thoroughly enjoy Laurie's creations and I've yet to wear one that wasn't good. There's a particular strand of DNA that runs through Sonoma Scent Studio. It's a very identifiable marker and naturally it's outwardly apparent.
Champagne de Bois is certainly no exception. This is viscous and has serious presence. When I hear the word "Champagne", I can't help but think of frivolity and a certain degree of lightheartedness. You will not get either with Champagne de Bois. What you will get however is a terrifically tenacious scent reeking of ambery dew and spicy wood.
The clove rendition isn't your run-of-the-mill version. It truly is a complimentary augmentation and it stays in the shadows on me. I believe this subtle spice goes a long way in magnifying the resin. This is well executed and set to a low volume.
Champagne de Bois. A sexy woody according to the gospel of labdanum. Kudos to Laurie for an exceptional ( and substantial ) creation fit for both genders.