Fresh, dewy and slightly powdered, Helmut Lang Eau de Cologne is a flawless construction that’s detailed yet demure. Rosemary and orange blossom create a top that momentarily sparkles, like candied citron that catches the light. Musk emerges early on in this composition, creating a soft, pillowy sweetness that smoothes out this piquant top, and paves the way for the dulcet tones of drily smoky cedar and satin-smooth, creamy and non-sweet vanilla. Following this downy interlude, sandalwood and lavender create a powdery freshness but punctuated by the green, fruity pop of patchouli and artemisia, there’s nothing about this EdC that feels dusty or outdated. A floral base reinforces our sense of Eau de Cologne as a fresh, inventive scent. Jasmine brings out the tangy, slightly animalic side of rose’s soapy-stern complex, while heliotrope is a fluid, dripping caramel to lily-of-the-valley’s searing verdancy. Amber is the final frontier of EdC, a prismatic dust, a savory powder that’s as luminous as diamond chips. Lively, androgynous yet fundamentally (and delightfully) subtle, this evasive Eau de Cologne will draw in everyone in your vicinity. Impermeable, enigmatic magic.
Lavender, Rosemary, Artemisia, Orange Tree Notes, Jasmine, Rose, Heliotrope, Lily of the Valley, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Patchouli, Skin Accord, Musk, Amber