Van Cleef & Arpels Moonlight Patchouli
Van Cleef & Arpels are releasing a new composition in the Collection Extraordinaire baptized Moonlight Patchouli, an ode to a historical and polarizing ingredient of perfumery (Pogostemon cablin), which has been both loved and hated since the 19th century, but which does not leave you indifferent...
The eau de parfum is said to be inspired by the idea of a chiaro-oscuro. It wishes « to echo the poetic vision of the moon illuminating the night with its halo. »
The fragrance opens on top notes of patchouli, cocoa and woods - notes which are usually found in the base. The heart showcases Bulgarian rose and iris. The base then rests upon sueded leather and fruit - the latter also is not typically found in the base but rather in the top or heart.
This description leaves room for imagining a sort of upended patchouli perfume.
Release calendar is May 15 at Harrods as an exclusive and a roll-out from July 2016.