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Vie de Chateau Intense

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$5.00

Vie de Château, the original EdT version, was created by Patricia de Nicolaï in 1991, commissioned by the Comte de Cheverney (see picture of his little chateau, above). It's described on the website as a fruity chypre. The Vie de Château Intense version was released a few years ago. and the notes are listed as grapefruit, hay, tobacco, patchouli, musk, fern, cut grass, oak moss, vetiver, and leather. Sounds like we’re off to a good start.

Vie de Château has a wonderful start which really IS fruity – tart sweet grapefruit mixed with crisp green notes, which soon burn off to reveal buttery hay and dry tobacco notes, with just a hint of soft sueded leather. His scent feels alive, bright and warm, and after a few minutes the patchouli and musk warm it up even more -  the patchouli is clean, more woody than wet earth. The greens come up again, fern, vetiver and oakmoss, adding a slightly cool herbal vibe, but the leather remains quietly in the background through the dry-down, giving Vie de Château a tweek of romantic sophistication.

Vie de Château is complex, but understated, and like almost every scent from Patricia de Nicolaï, is perfectly balanced, perfectly executed. With a cool  exterior and a passionate heart, it’s a traditional scent but has a modern style, and you get the idea that life with him in this chateau could be kind of fun.

Notes: grapefruit, hay, tobacco, patchouli, musk, fern, cut grass, oak moss, vetiver, and leather.
Type: EdP
Parfumeur: Patricia de NicolaÏ

 

Price: $5.00
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