Sunday 18 January 2009
Lostmarc'h: Ael- Mat
Ael- Mat is the perfume that is closest to what I imagined a fragrance house named after a beach would produce; the scent of sea air.
The Lostmarc'h website lists the official notes for Ael- Mat as: head tone of hesperidia with undertones of jasmine and chamomile blossom over a soft musk base note. The chamomile blossom note is what makes this particularly interesting to me. Chamomile is, as we know from tea, a very calming and soothing scent. In this fragrance it gives the musky base scent a rounded, comforting but not at all sweet dry down.
Ael- Mat means Guardian Angel in Breton and is a unisex fragrance. I think the chamomile and musk dry down would be very interesting on a man or a woman. As with Din Dan from this house I think Ael- Mat is very wearable and suitable for many occasions.
I suppose in some ways it doesn't have the scent of a classic fragrance in the style of a Chanel or Guerlain but it could become a scent one identified with it's wearer as much as the more traditional perfumes. On the one hand it's quite unusual and would appeal to someone wanting a distinctive fragrance but on the other hand it is very soft and gentle and therefore I think would appeal to people with more classic tastes.