Um, yum. Mmmm. Yummy. Yum.
I smell gooooooood.
The notes in Iss are: neroli, lemon, petitgrain, ylang-ylang, musk, bergamot, precious woods, Indian sandalwood, and, of course, vetiver.
The opening is very lemony and sunny, but not sharp and grassy. I guess the neroli, petitgrain, and bergamot that keep the citrus underneath as the fragrance begins to get a little spicy and warm, an earthy sweetness. It’s musky rather than fresh, spicy rather than floral—although at times it smells like a warm summer evening when lots of things are blooming and still green, and the soil is moist, and there’s just a faint trace of something in the air.
My vocabulary is on the fritz. I may have to try again when I’m feeling more level-headed. And it’s difficult to type with one wrist pressed against my nose.
Just yum. Mmmm. Drool.
*photo from LusciousCargo