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
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.