Category: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier

digging (into) vintage: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Iris Bleu Gris, 1988

Jean-Paul Millet Lage. The name doesn’t lie, neither about the conspicuousness of the iris  nor the color it suggests. The classic iris descriptors are there at all times; in the soapy topnotes; in the rootlike powery heart; in the dry double root base of iris and vetiver. There was such an iris explosion in the mid-noughts of the 21st century…

Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Route du Vetiver, 1988

Jean-Paul Millet Lage. Closest thing to dried vetiver roots I’ve ever smelled in a perfume. Captures the dusty, arid quality of dried soil on roots. Vetiver, along with sandlewood, frankincense and a handful of other non-floral botanicals, can stand on its own not only as a scent but as a fragrance. Route du Vetiver takes this path and goes straight to the…