WHAT I SMELL: Encore Une Fois opens with a wonderfully rich bergamot sprinkled with a sparkling brown sugar sweetness. Very quickly, a swirl of light florals rise to the top along with a tinge of greenish stems. It’s lush without being heavy and it seems to bounce off of the skin. As its journey continues, a cedar note takes the perfume from the garden to the edge of the forest. Here, the sunshine of the golden ambergris makes the perfume radiate with a warmish hue of splendor and security. After a bit, a chalky flattened note begins to tone down the golden aspects of the perfume and moves it to the more woody. After quite some time, a caramelized incense rises lightly off the skin making the perfume more refined and rather mysterious with just the right amount of perfection. From beginning to end, Encore Une Fois is an interesting perfume in the most beautiful and original way.
From the Art of Perfume website :
Top Notes: bergamot, orange flower leaves
Heart Notes: purple, incense, peony, Lily of the Valley, saffron flower
Base Notes: ambergris, patchouli, cedar, benzoin, balsam perals, caramel, white musk
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: Sunlit woodscape.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ENCORE UNE FOIS: journeyed, semi-bright, mysterious
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ENCORE UNE FOIS: Australian Perfume Junkies , Colognoisseur
BOTTOM LINE: At first spritz you do not expect that Encore Une Fois will transform from the bright and light to the more woody and mysterious. Such a transition might be jolting in many perfumes. Here, the movement in development is so seamless it feels completely natural. Encore Une Fois is a beautiful perfume that’s worth the journey.
- Bone Rating: 3.5 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Floral Woody Musk
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: Approximately $200 for 50 ml perfume extrait.
August 2, 2019 at 3:37 am
Sounds nice, at least to try if I come across the brand somewhere. I’m curious what is so special about this limited edition that, in the brand’s opinion, warrants a 50% increase in price compared to their other perfumes – it’s not something that I would expect from the notes. But it’s an idle curiosity, I’m not complaining about the prices any longer (well, not about prices on its own, something else should irk me to cause me to react to a price tag, and here it’s not the case).
August 5, 2019 at 6:01 pm
Hi U – Not sure why there is a price differential. The only thing that I can think of is that it is a limited edition?