Niche fragrance label HYLNDS, a new universe created by D.S. & Durga, have released a gustatory perfume inspired by Speyside whiskey in collaboration with The Glenlivet called Spirit of the Glen. It is the result of their research into the atmospheric scents, history and flavors, in particular of The Glenlivet 18 year old...
"This unisex eau de parfum uses accords taken from all aspects of whisky production: fruity-green Speyside spirit, aged Limousin oak casks, charred bourbon barrels, and wild pineapple weed. Spirit of the Glen starts fresh, releases wood in the heart, and dries down to a rich vanillic wood reminiscent of the lingering finish of The Glenlivet."
They sing about it, like the poet,
O’er Hieland peak, remote Caledonia
strathed in primeval forest, green mantle
where men-of-the-raven repelled the ignoble few
by the bootlegger bridge
fog, cave stills’ steam plumes, the cold water flows
pristine spirit of The Glenlivet
barley, pineapple weed, wild chamomile, Scots pine
ages in rare woods -
Limousin oak, charred bourbon barrel,
touches of sherry cask
from the land of the smooth flowing one
The eau de parfum opens on notes of new make spirit: pear grass pineapple weed seguing into limousin oak, wild chamomile, and hay and drying down to barley malt, charred, bourbon barrel and sherry cask.
Price: $180 for 50 ml.
Via Barney's; D.S. & Durga