Fantôme de Maules is resolutely mysterious, a bewitching wonder you’ll feel lucky to behold. Like an Arcimboldo, Fantôme de Maules is comprised of many qualities, which further enable his camouflage. This composition appears seamless, making it difficult to prise one element from another. Fantôme de Maules is downy and luminous; it frolics on skin as easily as pollen floating on a breeze, while it is held together by elemental powers that epitomize the meaning of grounded. Lighter notes, like brilliant bergamot and cruciferous galbanum, floral lemon and cardamom furnish this scent with a sunny sweetness, while spicier elements (black pepper, cashmeran, ambroxan and coriander) tantalize with their different brands of piquancy. Forest flowers are richly powdered and redolent of fertility, while lavender is coolly luscious, a pure spirit. The woods, moss, resins, beans and greens that comprise the base of Fantôme de Maules are nearly silent but insistent; lending this scent it’s magical visibility. A fantastical phantom, this scent is hard to describe--and that’s to its credit. Technically, it is a gorgeous, aromatic-style chypre: but try Fantôme de Maules on skin and it defies definition.