Helicriss by Sylvaine Delacourte

Year: 2016

Notes: bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, rosemary, sage, cedar leaf, Keralan cinnamon, frankincense, immortelle, patchouli, benzoin, Venezuelan tonka bean, moss, white musk
"A memory of my holidays in Corsica, it makes me think of the very distinctive fragrance of the scrub lands, a warm and welcoming scent."

     ~ Sylvaine Delacourte

Based on immortelle (or helichrysum italicum), Helicriss is generally underwhelming.

For a start, one discerns more spices than immortelle, with the overall olfactory result being redolent of a sweet and spicy condiment for spare ribs. Radiating very close to the skin, an earthy muskiness eventually emerges, but remains eclipsed by that same sweet and spicy barbecue sauce aroma.

Inaccurately associated with the colour grey, doughy nuances become more evident before revealing a caramel musk denouement. With average longevity, it's certainly not to one's tastes but, going by the rest of the line, it could have been a lot worse.