This gem is called Tattoo and it's by Michel Germain. Spritzing citrusy Tattoo on one wrist I put it side by side with many Spring releases and it remained worlds apart yet comfortingly familiar. Likely because of what Michel Germain left out. The notes are few but they're so refreshingly different.
The lime is mellow and there is plenty of greenery at first as if a few leaves slipped in too. Any fruitiness comes from the passionflower... if you've ever stuck your nose into that crazy looking thing or sipped it's aromatic tea will recognize it peeking through. The caramel, amber and musk turns everything into one luscious, creamy dessert. A Key Lime pie complete with billowing meringue on top and a graham cracker crust underneath. Yet, with the honeysuckle and passionflower, it's kept from being too literally foodie and instead is dreamily soft, tropical, fresh and addictive.
It stays very close to the skin which makes it a definite keeper come Summer. It feels right at home alongside it's kin Dolce & Gabbana's Light Blue/Lanvin's eclact d'arpege, Burberry Brit EDP and Prada Candy.
Find it over here on his site.
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