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Foxglove

$8.00

Foxglove, from the unisex D.S. & Durga HYLNDS collection, was inspired by the story of Oisin (pronounced Oh-sheen), the warrior poet. The foxglove respresents his fairy lover Niamh (Nieve), who lures him from the real world to live with her in Tir Na Noq, a land of perpetual youth. After three years with Niamh, actually three hundred years, Oisin is homesick, and returns to Ireland to visit his people, where he immediately dies of old age. Niamh truly loves him, so comes to watch over him forever, in the form of a solitary tall foxglove in lonely vigil by his grave.
 
Foxglove bursts open with lemony citron up top, zesty peel and juice, layered over vegetal carroty Queen Anne’s Lace, and the soft spiced woodiness of rosewood. The sensation is cool and damp, clean and crisp, with a vague medicinal quality that soon sweetens slightly and becomes deliciously inviting, like a just-picked armful of wildflowers and herbs. The vegetal carrot note becomes a powdery ethereal iris as Foxglove dries into the heart, then segues into a subtly narcotic feminine floral accord with the warm heady notes of champaca absolute and neroli.
 
The base is magical. Leather, soft sueded supple leather layered with the toasted velvety waft of immortelle is strangely seductive, moving the scent into a more masculine vibe, and when these two notes merge with animalic ambergris and the sweet fuzzy warmth of peach skin, the effect is deeply sensual and totally disarming. The spirit of the warrior poet and his fairy lover are united, I feel the power of their myth, I am there in the Irish landscape, smelling the damp scented air, the woods and flowers, feeling the mist on my face, and the ancient earth under my feet. 
 
Foxglove is sophisticated and very original. It has a vintage quality that I didn’t expect, but which is astoundingly beautiful. Foxglove is the fifth and last fragrance in the HYLNDS collection, and I think it’s the very best.
 
Notes: citron peel, rosewood, queen anne`s lace, iris, neroli, champaca, suede, peach skin, immortelle, ambergris
Type: EdP
Parfumeur: David Seth Moltz.
 

Price: $8.00
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