Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Bracken Man description
Bracken is another word for fern, and in this new release from Amouage, you not only can feel the tender growth of spring ferns throughout, but experience the soil and the winds that nurture them as well. Amouage’s Bracken Man is a cool, spicy, and dry fougere perfume, layered in Amouage’s signature, opulent blend of notes.
The opening alone almost creates its own separate scent-within-a-scent, with the bright, zesty pop of lemon and bergamot bursting over clean, smooth lavandin and cool cypress. There’s even nutmeg and clove in the top notes, to round out this intricately detailed fragrance’s first act.
But Bracken doesn’t stop there; it circles back and repeats the cool spice theme in the heart. Geranium and cinnamon, cedar and sandalwood follow each other in a chilled green, dark brown and burgundy-colored parade.
Amouage Bracken Man is the olfactory equivalent of a spring morning, where fragrant blossoms swirl in tight circles, and the smell of fresh green hedges wafts down every street. The cold, dry tang of the soil permeates the heart, and you feel yourself being softly enveloped by growing, green tendrils getting their first taste of moist air and sunlight.
The cypress, geranium and cedar are tremendously refreshing in this perfume – these three notes rise in a cold thrust of airy freshness that makes the spices and citrus brightly sparkle and hum. It’s as if Bracken Man included the wind that shakes the blossoms from the trees inside the bottle.
The dry down is a simple, earthy blend of patchouli and musk. The soil is now cold after the refreshing winds have passed and the sun disappears from the sky. Bracken Man offers a humble end to a very energetically green and uplifting fragrance.
This is no simple spring scent – this is as close as one can get to understanding what it feels like to be a growing, green plant with enough soil, sky and water to grow as tall as your moment on earth allows.