In celebration of this turn of healthful events, I will now share with you my favorite of the Aftelier Perfumes offerings thus far. Aftelier Perfumes Cepes and Tuberose is described as follows:
Wild mushrooms, with animal undertones and one of the world's most voluptuous florals. Wild porcini mushrooms and Italian tuberose play a mysterious and earthy duet.Cepes and Tuberose, which Aftel describes as a “Fougère family” scent, was chosen as one of “100 Perfumes Every Perfumista Should Try” by Now Smell This.
Top: bois de rose.
Heart: tuberose, Moroccan rose.
Base: cepes absolute, benzoin.
Chocolate, tobacco, hay, roses, tuberose, oh my! Cepes and Tuberose reminds me of a confection made to look like a mushroom with a chocolate cap and powdery spores. It is sweet without being sweet, foodie without being specifically edible, beautiful and supple and deliciously, delightfully weird! Mushrooms in perfume have never had it so good.
Cepes and Tuberose gets slightly sticky, sweeter on the drydown with me. The sillage is moderate, and the lifespan is....great! Cepes and Tuberose succeeds in long, lovely wafts from my skin where Candide and Trèvert fail me. I have tried it several times, and it is so beautiful. It is unique and wonderous; it completely deserves to be on the list of 100 scents every perfumista should try. Mandy Aftel's greatest strength as a perfumer may be in her uncanny ability to put together one-of-a-kind creations that continue to impress and wow even the most experienced noses.
Want more reviews of Cepes and Tuberose? Try…
~ a review from Olfactoria's Travel
~ a review from Perfume-Smellin' Things
~ a review from Martha of Chickenfreak's Obsessions
~ a review from Indieperfumes
~ a review from Scent-and-Sensibility
~ a review from Another Perfume Blog
~ a review from Lipstick Musings
~ a review from Smelly Thoughts
~ a review from fragrantfanatic
In the interest of full disclosure, the perfume sample above was provided by the perfumer.