Friday, October 29, 2010

Habanita by Molinard

The air was thick with clove, patchouli, cigarette and other forms of herbal vapor... I thought, "So, this is a Bob Dylan show." --Chris Lane

Habanita by Molinard: 1921 (Inspired by dancers in Havana.)
Head Notes: Bergamot, Lavender, Juniper
Heartnotes: *Mastic , Leather, Heliotrope, Peach, Turkish Rose, Jasmine
Base: Amber, Vanilla, Patchouli, Musk, Tonka, Tobacco, Opopanax
Habanita In Parfum form is exquisite: great sillage, just feminine enough, and intoxicating. Rich and really defies description. Intriguing.
*Mastic is a pleasant note; lemony & incense-like.
In Greece, mastic is used to flavor sweets,make wine, and
scent cookies and cakes. It also has medicinal uses. Mastic is
a costly ingredient since the tree grows only on the
Island of Chios.

Check out the lovely Molinard website:
Molinard was founded in 1849 in Grasse in Provence in the south of France, remaining an entirely family-run business (oldest in France) right through to the present day. Molinard originally manufactured Eaux de Fleurs (flower-scented waters) and Eau de Colognes that were then sold in its small store in the heart of town. Perfumery is a scientific art. An art mastered by the perfumer, who has a "palette" of between 5,000 to 6,000 different scents, each with its own individual note and personality.
Molinard invented the Concreta: a solid perfume (without alcohol) which they sell in a beautiful gold compact. You can order directly from Molinard.