Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Bracken Woman description
The house of Amouage continues to dazzle with the range of styles and moods it offers – from the sweet and winsome Lilac Love, to their latest release, Bracken Woman, which is a down-the-rabbit-hole herbal hallucination plucked from the haziest daze of the Summer of Love.
It starts with a bracken accord of loamy green tones polka-dotted with ripe, red berries, which instantly sets you down in another land far, far away. Your nose is instantly drawn to the berry note (you’ll want to pop one in your mouth to see what it might do to your senses later), while the bracken accord breathes long musty exhalations of deep mysteries buried far underground. The berries and spongy earth tones create one of the most bewitching and entrancing openings you’ll come across in modern perfume. You can feel the arms of a forbidden forest reach down and rest the cracked bark of their skin on your shoulders to usher you in…
The heart notes begin to tell another tale, as we now get to see what blooms from the strange, wondrous soil Bracken Woman opens with. Ghostly white florals emerge, and all their petals give off the scent of the earth and of ancient, limitless time. The lily, narcissus and birch are weaving spells in the deepest part of the forest, and in a rounded clearing, a thin, pale woman gazes into the cold spring waters, enraptured with her reflection. The heart of Bracken Woman is hauntingly ethereal.
The song of the earth is being whispered close to your ears, and into your nose, and behind your eyes as this perfume unfolds its long, strange vision. A snaking trail of patchouli, spicy and sweet, undulates from the base of this scent, with wisps of leathery smoke unfurling in its wake. The soil, the sun and the verdant geometry of the forest rise with the pale woman in the clearing, and she beckons with slender sapphire arms, to stay with her forever under the starlit canopy of translucent trees.
Amouage Bracken Woman is a stunning scent, filled with the mystery of the land, and carries within it secrets upon secrets within each moment of its duration. For fans of the earthy and the herbal, it can go no farther than this. Bring bread crumbs or you’ll never find your way out.