WHAT I SMELL: Bascule opens with a buzzing bergamot that is quickly met with a weighted ripened peach and a soft, but soured leather. The perfume is not sweet, nor juicy, but is more dried and grassy as it begins to project. It’s as if it resides in a wind swept field that holds sun dried orchard fruit. You immediately take notice that Bascule is a perfume that is not rooted in the city. And as such, even if you’re an urban dweller that never travels outside the city limits, you’ll be immediately transported to the countryside. As the perfume continues to develop, a green note comes forward, but the perfume remains in the dry realm, but the green makes the perfume feel a bit lighter and more approachable and carefree. Here the perfume remains, nicely green with a dried soft leather on top of a hay accord with tufts of tobacco. It’s just the right amount of earthy countryside for even the most confirmed city slicker.
From the Sarah Baker Perfumes website:
Horses, hay and leather. The sun-ripened notes of succulent fruit, woods and prominent green notes amidst a notable bass of earthy tones and noblesse oblige. Equestrian.
Notes: grass, peach, bergamot, lily of the valley, hay, leather accord, vetiver, amber, musk, fir, tobacco, metal tack.
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: A windswept grassy hill.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE BASCULE: green, earthy, unique
BOTTOM LINE: Bascule is wonderfully unique and I was surprised at just how green it becomes in the drydown. The green dried grass with just the hint of leather transports the wearer to the country in the most wonderful of ways. Nice job Sarah Baker!
- Bone Rating: 3.5 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Leather
- Nose: Ashley Eden Kessler
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: $95 for 50 ml eau de parfum