Subtle, classic, and self-possessed, Pardon is less self-effacing than it’s name implies; think of the emotional effect of a confidently performed gesture of courtesy, and you’ll better understand the swoon-worthy implications of this scent. Something that smells like dry spice and cocoa dusts the top of Pardon, while dry, fragrant woods seem to weight the base; but it’s the luminous unfolding of the heart of this scent that really stops us breathing. Velvet petals of mystery unfurl and ensconce us in unbelievably creamy textures, without becoming overbearing. Polished and poised, Pardon is also deeply comforting, like the touch of a trustworthy hand on the small of your back. Breath into the space, that only a calm, confident scent can create: Pardon is that wondrous thing.