The artisanal perfume makers Fitzgerald & Guislain employ time-honoured techniques and ingredients of the utmost quality to create fragrances inspired by the Victorian era, but modern in vision. This 15ml/0.5oz extrait de parfum of La Foret de Fontainebleau is a grande dame, presented in a a classic crystal splash flacon within a hand-cut wooden box. Stunning.
Forêt is a vintage style fragrance through and through. It began as a result of me lamenting the inferior quality of the reformulated blends of classics from Caron, particularly Bellodgiaand Tabac Blond. Both of these fragrances have suffered major revisions due to severe IFRA restrictions on key ingredients such as oakmoss absolute and clove oil. I will not delve into the controversy surrounding these restrictions, suffice to say that I disagree strongly with these decisions and continue to use such treasured raw materials. International fragrance politics aside, Forêt provides starring roles for these two sumptuous ingredients. If you fell in love with the vintage formulae of beauties such as Tabac Blond, Forêt should satisfy your cravings. Notes: black pepper, clove, carnation, rose, ylang-ylang, civet, sandal, green leaves, licorice, oakmoss
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