MASAR - Pernoire (Vincent Micotti)
MASAR means path in Arabic - and with its debut fragrance, the Basel-based label Pernoire is definitely taking a highly independent and exciting path (which is rather rare for fragrance start-ups these days). The opening of MASAR shimmers in the light like the dragonfly's wings: fresh metallic notes of an ozonic citrus accord literally explode into the room! After this fresh opening, the path leads through a very independent interpretation of amber, woods and mossy notes, into nothing less than a very modern chypre composition with a long-lasting, warm drydown. A successful chypre for the 21st century is indeed a rare commodity - Pernoire have dared a lot for their debut and won a lot!