Maison Margiela Reproduction By the Hearth Eau de Toilette has all the time made me consider burnt marshmallows with their gooey facilities dripping out; black smoke tendrils from the charred exterior combined with the sticky, candy vanilla inside. The perfume is enhanced by a powerful nuttiness, gentle spice (the clove doesn’t dominate), and a clean, woody base. I discover that a lot of the notes are well-blended and don’t stand out individually apart from the cade oil, chestnut, and vanilla.
- high notes: pink pepper, orange flower petals, clove oil
- coronary heart notes: chestnut accord, gaiac wooden oil, cade oil
- base notes: vanilla accord, Peru balsam, cashmeran
The pink pepper hit first, however then was rapidly swallowed by candy orange wafting by a campfire the place individuals had been roasting their marshmallows, dense fog of smoky vanilla with spiced cloves, and their chestnuts, nutty and scorching. The fragrance very a lot delivers on replicating the thought of “By the Hearth.” Cade oil is distinct all through the opening and thru the primary few hours; it was dry, smoky, and tarry, which was what gave it the “hearth” scent.
The darker, smoky undertone lingered for almost all of the damage, nevertheless it softened inch by inch because the perfume developed on pores and skin because the nutty, woodsy notes intensified and the sweetness grew to become thicker and extra resinous with a vanilla-amber swirl. By the fourth hour of damage, it was a lot subtler, whereas the spiced vanilla and woods made up nearly all of the aroma, which lingered for a number of hours extra.
For testing, I used half of a 1ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain nicely right here in any other case.
For an Eau de Toilette, it had distinctive longevity for me. It’s a scent that I can put two sprays on within the morning and discover myself with remnants 12 hours later. I don’t discover it has an extended path nor a ton of projection, nevertheless it has some projection for the primary hour or so.
I’ve owned this scent for awhile now, and it’s one thing each my husband and I take advantage of! The bottle has lower than half to go, so you realize it’s one thing that will get used incessantly (although much less so recently, given my penchant for testing all the brand new scents!). It has simply sufficient of the darkish, black smoke to invoke char however to not the purpose the place it dominates, and the sweetness of vanilla, nuttiness of chestnut, and the spiced, ambery woods wrap it right into a heat and comfortable scent.
- 100ml for $135
- 30ml for $72
- 10ml for $30