Launched in 2015, Formidable Man is an energizing fragrance dedicated to Olivia’s father and Andree’s husband. Gentlemanly yet vigorous, Formidable Man initially wears like a sharp, custom suit. Lemon and bergamot vibrate, their citric energy alternately spicy and tart. Lemon and bergamot’s pithy rapport slowly subsides into a more intimate conversation; as their fresh, fleshy interiors are revealed, osmanthus is introduced, its peachy-keen character a happy match for these two sunny fruits. Patchouli shares some sweet verisimilitude with these preceding notes, but also adds a dimension of dark, verdant smoke that’s a perfect segue into the notes that constitute Formidable Man’s base. The spicy, sweet, luminous character of this fragrance is a perfect match for vetiver’s dynamism, and we realize vetiver is truly the star of this scent when we finally encounter it. Musk is an invisible, lightweight affect; the soft, adaptability it affords means that Formidable Man is never daunting, but rather daring. A distinctive choice, Formidable Man is polished yet comforting, a disarmingly straightforward scent.
Lemon, Bergamot, Osmanthus, Patchouli, Musk, Vetiver