A fire broke out in the Curling Bros. barbershop in Westlake, N.Y. in 1891. All the shaving tonics with their spearmint, lime, vanilla and lavender burned. A charred bottle was found half-full. It smelled like this.
This is the scent of a fougere that’s been through fire.
I imagine the bottle was full, cooking in the extreme heat of the blaze until the glass was black and cracked. After the embers had cooled, it was dug out underneath the rubble. Inside, stuck to the glass was the cooked resin of all that was fresh and inviting from the cologne.
So you have the brightness of limes, cleanliness of lavender, joy of roses, zing of mint, and the sweetness of vanilla all cooked down into a rectified solid mass. -D.S.
Alcohol denat, parfum (fragrance), aqua (water), coumarin, geraniol, eugenol, citral, evernia prunastri extract, farnesol, citronellol, isoeugenol, benzyl benzoate