The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective


New Release: silencethesea by strangelove nyc


WHAT I SMELL:  silencethesea opens salty and green, like seaweed hitting the shore of the beach; while at the same time it feels windswept and incredibly joyous.  The perfume begins to warm as if the sun begins to shine in the late morning as the day comes to life.  A sun-kissed and earthy floral emerges as if sitting right off the beach in the warmed protected area of the dune.  The perfume becomes somewhat heady with the beefy florals that are silken and smooth.  But before silencethesea gets too beefy, the perfume retreats and deepens with a light oud emitting from beneath the florals.  This gives the perfume a bit of mystery and exoticness.  After quite some time, the perfume settles into a very comfortable lightly sweetened oud with hints of candied white truffle and a light leather that hugs the skin that leaves you with your own personal secret story.

From strangelove nyc:

The fragrance is a complex blend based on the musky mysterious allure of pure ambergris, the rich warmth of rare oudh, a provocative whiff of white truffle, and a splash of salty jasmine deepened with earthy tuberose.

In the sand dunesWHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: Warmed flowers among the sand dunes.

THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE SILENCETHESEA:  contemplative, warmed, reassuring


BOTTOM LINE:  silencethesea, one of three perfumes developed by Elizabeth Gaynes in partnership with supermodel Helena Christensen and perfumer Christophe Laudamiel, is my favorite in the line, although all three perfumes are distinct, incredibly unique and sublimely intimate.  With silencethesea, a small dab of the perfume oil will transport you to your own personal private beach retreat.

  • Bone Rating:  4 out of possible 5 bones
  • Scent:  Aromatic Aquatic
  • Nose: Christophe Laudamiel
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Expense: $55 for 1.25 ml perfume oil or $475 for 50ml eau de parfum (review based on the perfume oil).  Available at Bergdorf Goodman or via the strangelove nyc website.

Sample provided by strangelove nyc.  Opinion my own.