Friday 2 January 2009
Lostmarc'h Lann- Ael
Lann- Ael gave this sometimes jaded nose lots to think about. For it is quite unlike any scent I have encountered in perfumery so far.
It is a gourmand scent but its intent doesn’t seem to be seduction by chocolate or vanilla. Lann- Ael apparently means Angel heath in Breton and the official notes for it are: Buckwheat, other cereals, whiffs of milk, apple and vanilla. On me the buckwheat and cereal notes are quite dominant and are what make it so unusual and interesting.
For the first hour or so the scent is very much as the notes describe, it is captivating both because it is quite different and because of the milk and cereal side being so soothing. In the dry down the vanilla and becomes much more dominant and the fragrance becomes less unusual, but the cereal note and the hint of fruit still keep it from being like others available.
To me Lann- Ael is the scent of a woman who nurtures. It is a scent to comfort, to calm and of being happy and peaceful. However if all that sounds a bit boring and innocent I am doing it a disservice. For I think this is a scent lots of people will lean in to smell again and again.