Simplicity is the snap in Sharp’s bite. With a few classic notes, Andrea Maack plays with our understanding of sweetness as comfort. Orange blossom crackles like a festive sparkler, it’s blend of zest, pulp and bloom permeating this three-layer treat. A shiny, futuristic vanilla comprises the heart of sharp and emits the lactic waft of heavy cream; like butter in cookies, vanilla creates texture and depth, so that Sharp’s sweetness is luxuriant, not frivolous. White musk adds a subtle mammalian dimension, and underscores the fragrance name: Sharp is apt because both the blossom and the musc contained herein have sluicing sweetness that is distinctly reminiscent of fresh, salty sweat. Yet, there’s nothing acrid about it; as it investigates these platitudes of palatability, Sharp is so smart, buoyant and delectable, you’ll feel dull without it.
Orange Blossom, Vanilla, White Musk