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“Petrified Apricot”

HERMÈS : Osmanthe Yunnan

by Ellena (2005)

Inspired by Beijings Forbidden City's gardens; where osmanthus blooms as an autumn flower. Nose Ellena combined this with tea from Yunnan province, which gives this scent a fresh stone base.

It has a very specific opening that immediately made me think of HERMÈS. It is quite faint though; I think it's some grapefruit that reminds me of HERMÈS: Orange Verte (1979). Osmanthus smells like apricot and freesia. Autumn flower. Layer with Bandit.