A strikingly elegant still life in scent, Pélargonium portrays its namesake ingredient like one of the mysterious bouquets of Dutch Golden Age paintings. Described by Nathalie Feisthauer as “aromatic, with a crushed-leaf facet, less fruity and more balsamic than rose, almost incense-like”, Egyptian geranium acts as the central motif of this intriguing composition.
The perfumer starts by stretching a canvas of cool orris notes on a neat cedar-wood frame. Then she paints a dark, smoky background of vetiver Haiti, guaiac wood and moss.
Shot through with glints of green cardamom, the golden light of Calabrian bergamot suffuses the scene, caught by richly textured ingredients that bring volume and contrast.
The herbal sweetness of carrot enriches the orris accord; ambery clary sage suggests the softness of velvety leaves.
Lemony, peppery, incense-like elemi resin enhances both the fresh and balsamic facets of geranium. As a haze of musks smooths out its edges, Pélargonium’s stately bouquet takes on a spare, abstract beauty.
The perfume family: aromatic, spicy, woody
Notes: bergamote, mandarin, carrot seed, Egyptian geranium, hedion, orris, violett. cardamom, clary sage, black pepper, sechuan pepper, elemi, cedarwood, vetiver, guaiac wood, oakmoss, amber, musk