FRAGRANCE FAMILY: FOUGÈRE
Top notes: black pepper, coriander
Heart notes: leather, jasmine, carrot seed
Base notes: olibanum, musk
We couldn’t phrase it better than Illuminum when they so eloquently put: ‘the dark, demonic whipcrack of leather is central to this scent’. Black pepper and coriander tingle with spiciness, whilst the star of the show, leather, is dry but blended with jasmine for a touch of sweetness. An intriguing carrot seed leads the way on to the smouldering base. Olibanum, civet and musk make for an alluring animalic dry-down.
Launched in 2011, Illuminum offers a portfolio of fragrances, each as contemporary and stylish as the next: the go-to brand for chic simplicity – newly repackaged in striking cube bottles, as above.
Collaborating with artists and even interior designers from all over the world, Illuminum are constantly evolving and pushing forward the boundaries of fragrance as an art form – and that just happen to make you smell divine. Their goal is to make you ‘the author of your own encounter’ with scent, less about the mystery and more about the experience of how it makes you feel when you wear it…
Illuminum Piper Leather from £125 for 100ml eau de parfum
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SMELLING NOTES: EXPLORE ILLUMINUM PIPER LEATHER
- How do you find the black pepper? Uplifting? Spicy? Awakening?
- Can you make out the jasmine, and smell how it sweetens the leather?
- What leathery item of clothing would this scent be? Belt, boots, jacket…?
- If Piper Leather was a person, what profession would be have…?
Which three words best sum up Piper Leather to you? Smooth? Intriguing? Modern? Over to you…