Friday, May 23, 2008

Washington Tremlett Black Tie

Notes: saffron, walnut, galbanum, salvia, rose, geranium, tuberose, sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla, musk

A lovely little saffron scent  from the official supplier to the Duke of Windsor, Black Tie starts off with the somewhat medicinal fragrance that comes from the anthers of the saffron crocus over a base of roses.  This saffron note reminds me very much of a softer oud and Black Tie makes me think of oud and rose scents from the Montale line.  It also bears a little similarity to my favorite saffron scent, L'Artisan's Safran Troublant, but without that scent's rich warmth.  Black Tie is a brighter, lighter fragrance with a fresher-seeming rose note.  A bit sexier too, particularly in the drydown when the sandalwood and musk come out to play.

Black Tie is more than a little pricey, at $160 for 100ml, and available at


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