To see a World in a Grain of Sand/
And A Heaven in a Wild Flower/
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand/
And Eternity in an Hour.
Auguries of Innocence
(c.1800 - 1803)
on our left hand, we have NellyRodi Parfum 1: INCENSE by perfumer Alexis Dadier of MANE with notes of Rosemary, Cinnamon, Noix de Muscade, Incense, Styrax, Rose, Vanilla, Santal.
and on our right hand ... NellyRodi Parfum 2: RHUM by perfumer Olivia Jan of ROBERTET with notes of Rhum, Saffron, Muscade, Styrax, Patchouli, Papyrus, Gaïac, Santal, Vanilla.
#1: I'm an incense fan but I swear the rosemary drags Incense into the food netherworld ... I smell Rachel Ray leaping from behind a (rosemary) bush on this one, with all her preternatural perkiness and desire to make soup. Once that rosemary evaporates, though, I think this will be a nice, serious, absolutely non-sweet (despite the vanilla) fragrance. But since I prefer a sweeter incense, meh. And if there is rose in this, it's well hidden.
#2 The Rhum scent is a wonderful surprise. I really like it and I can scent the saffron right away, always a plus. And I like patchouli, when it plays well with others as it's doing here. This will still be serious scent -- but festive somehow. I really am not sure what rum is supposed to smell like, but there's a sharp -- maybe liqueur-ish -- way about this that's not unpleasant. The vanilla is peeking through, as is the sandalwood. Nice.
So far, that's MANE = 0 for 2 and ROBERTET = 1.