The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.


Limited Edition New Release: Stones by Atelier de Geste

Stones Atelier de GesteWHAT I SMELL:  Stones opens with a bright, dry and uplifting galbanum.  It’s beautiful and earthy, very vegetal and pulsating with life.  There’s a great deal of movement with the perfume as it seems to breathe, move and dance across my skin.  The perfume resides in this lyrical state for quite some time which is just fine with me as it’s incredibly beautiful.  After around 20 minutes or so, the perfume adds an additional earthiness of moss.   A woody vetiver, which was there from the beginning, starts to take root at the center of the perfume.  Still very radiant, the perfume continues to feel very alive as it adds a minty ginger to the composition.  After some more time, the perfume begins to dry and become more powdered, but still ever radiant.  Stones is an incredibly beautiful perfume.

Notes:  Galbanum, Geranium, Physalis, Tomato, Pine, Ivy, Lotus, Ginger, Vetiver, Moss, Lichen (nightshade), Vetiver root, Muguet flowers

mossyearthenWHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  A mossy and earthen forest that’s tinged with rays of cooled sun.

THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE STONES:  lively yet serene, earthen


BOTTOM LINE:  Stones is the more earthy cousin of Chanel No. 19.  The opening is breathtaking and it ends up as this equally as pretty earthy powdered beauty.  Stones is a limited edition of 200 hand painted bottles, each which is numbered and signed.  Stones is easily full bottle worthy.

  • Bone Rating:  4.5 out of possible 5 bones
  • Scent:  Aromatic
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Expense: $125 for 50 ml Eau de Parfum

Sample courtesy of Twisted Lily Fragrance Boutique and Apothecary.  Opinion my own.