Histoires de Parfums has also released new fragrances, all based on oud (go figure): Petroleum (mineral), Ambraram (animal) and Rosam (vegetable). Animal, vegetable, mineral? Taken from the Linnean taxonomy of the natural world, I guess, these fragrances have all been described as juxtapositions of perfume elements typically at odds - resinous vs. ozonic, for example; or marine and earthy. HdP isn't a house I typically follow but given the fundamental basis for the construction of these fragrances - and given the house's reputation for high quality construction - I'll be putting these on my "to try" list for 2012, especially given the use of civet in Petroleum. You don't see that everyday!
oud, bergamot, aldehydes, rose, amber, civet absolute, leather, patchouli and white muskAmbraram:
pink pepper, elemi, iris, oud, saffron, castoreum, bourbon vanilla, sandalwood and amberRosam:
rose, lemon, saffron, frankincense, amber, sandalwood, patchouli and oud
Read a review of Petroleum here: http://aromierotici.blogspot.com/201...petroleum.html