A colorful, yet restrained masterful piece of portraiture, Eau de Parfum walks the line between classicism and outrageous, exciting modernity. Rosemary and lavender create a sharp aroma that sinks down from the top of this fragrance and disperses throughout, a vivid, enlivening burst of opaque herbalism. Orange blossom and sandalwood register as an ochre-gold-orange arrow, sluicing through the soft, intense purplish green of lavender and rosemary, a burst of luminous spice. Patchouli reinterprets and reiterates this illuminating action, and with the bittersweet, intoxicating allure of artemisia creates a color-dense, glowing green interlude that brings to mind wood-derived solvent whose acid intensity dissolves all inhibitions. A floral base is an inventive, intelligent touch; jasmine is creamy yet earthy, while rose is a quiet peep of clean that competes against the luscious nuttiness of heliotrope. Lily-of-the-valley is a soft, yet searing white that is compellingly paired with cedar, whose sappy smoke enrobes lily; together these two final notes curate an incense-like effect that is profound yet fresh. Smart, slightly powdered, deeply earthy yet utterly buoyant, Helmut Lang Eau de Parfum is a seamless, lightweight scent, of bewitching focus . Elegance, revived.