FOR HIM: Jaguar Classic Chromite

Top notes: mandarin orange, green apple, incense
Heart notes: patchouli, cedarwood
Base notes: tonka bean absolute, ambroxan, praline
For Jaguar Classic Chromite, perfumer Michel Almairac was tasked with translating the exhilarating sensations of driving one of their ultra-classic and always-stylish cars into scent. So where did he begin? ‘To me, Jaguar represents great refinement and strong character’, he explains. The sparkling opening is ‘…like the wind blowing through an open car window’, says the perfumer – think a flash of just-peeled mandarin, the crisp tartness of green apple and a background of mineral-like incense to add mystery and sophistication to the journey.
To give the new fragrance a powerful boost, Michel chose a natural ingredient, but selected one obtained through a cutting-edge distillation method: fractionated patchouli. He used it because ‘…it’s more refined, potent and impactful,’ bringing ‘a gritty yet elegant texture that’s very modern…’ Resinous, rich – but without the earthiness we often associate with the patchouli note.
The result? Power, purified.
Jaguar Classic Chromite £55  for 100ml eau de toilette
Buy it at Harrods

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