Modern take on vintage floral chypre
$4.50 – $100.00
This fragrance, inspired by the classic scents of the past, features aldehydic topnotes, a heart of precious jasmine, rose, and mimosa absolutes, and a base of Mysore sandalwood, natural oakmoss, violet leaf absolute, tonka, amber, vanilla, orris, and musk. Nostalgie dries down to a warm, lightly spiced amber and sandalwood base with soft floral accents. Fragrances today are rarely composed with so many fine naturals; the ingredients and the style rekindle memories of vintage perfumes.
I wanted to create a perfume based on notes from the classic scents I love, but updated with lighter animalic notes and softer aldehydes. The formula is very high in naturals, with the synthetic aldehydes, lactones, and musks acting as supporting players to the beautiful floral absolutes. The mimosa and violet leaf absolutes both have interesting natural leather nuances, and the Mysore sandalwood provides a lovely soft base for the floral notes without overpowering them.