Misty Morning, Enchanted Forest EdP, The Vagabond Prince
Clarence Hudson White, Morning, 1908
It’s after the New Year, and the brownstoned streets of Brooklyn are lined with the fallen fir trees of Xmas. This year on an unusually warm and misty morning this well-balanced mix of H2O and Evergreen created the perfect ecosystem to bring these same Xmas trees back to life for one last hurrah. With every step pine and balsam rose from the pavement and hovered in the air, giving me insight into this spirited fragrance.
Reduction is a word that comes to mind when I smell Enchanted Forest. In cooking reduction heightens flavor, similarly Enchanted Forest feels as if some of its notes have been “reduced” to allow us to experience the many heightened aspects of one note, in particular the blackcurrant (the leaf the bud the fruit the liqueur) and fir balsam (the pine needle the Russian Forest the earth the expanse.) This forest is not a white frozen wintry one where the animals are hibernating, instead this forest is alive, moist, mossy, and lush that links the blackcurrant and evergreen. This is not to say that this fragrance is limited to two notes, the opening alone is a rush of movement that involves citrus/spicy/boozy and aldehydic notes, just take one look at the detailed (and transparent) list of notes and story here
The Enchanted Forest is a dream realized for Elena Knezhevich and Zoran Knezevic Co-Founders of Fragrantica. Bertrand Duchaufour expertly created this “blackcurrant soliflore.” This is a joyful fragrance, celebratory and festive. The opening is so alive, but as it settles its mystery and darker side lurks just around the woodsy trail.
Elena and Zoran
Special thanks to The Vagabond Prince for the samples.
pink pepper, aldehydes, sweet orange (traces), flower cassis, blackcurrant leaf, hawthorn, effects of rum and wine, rosemary, davana.
blackcurrant buds absolute (by LMR from Grasse), CO2 blackcurrant (byFloral Concept from Grasse), Russian coriander seed, honeysuckle, rose, carnation, vetiver
opoponax resinoid, Siam benzoin, amber, oakmoss, fir balsam absolute, Patchouli Purecoeur®, castoreum absolute, cedar notes, vanilla, musk