Sharp, sweet and beautifully musky, Senchal (Charles of the Ritz 1981) is a heavy scent. It’s frothy and rich with a warm vetiver note that surfaces from a depth of spices, florals (particularly tuberose), aldehydes and a surprisingly elegant note of pineapple.
It’s an interesting fragrance. It reminds me of a cross between a vintage scent from the 1920’s or 30’s and one from the 80’s. I’m guessing that that’s the mixture of the musk, tuberose (1980’s) and the benzoin, orris root and aldehydes (1920’s). The drydown is especially nice – lots of floral and delicious citrus.
Top notes: aldehydes, pineapple, orange blossom, bergamot and lemon. Middle notes: carnation, tuberose, lilac, orris root, jasmine, ylang-ylang and rose. Base notes: labdanum, amber, cinnamon, musk, benzoin, vanilla, vetiver and cedar. The fragrance features spicy notes, amber and floral notes.