Platine (Dana 1939) is filled with extraordinarily earthy aldehydes. Intriguingly, the base notes of ambergris, patchouli, orris and eventually oak moss are also bold, sensual and totally present from start to finish. The lily of the valley, vetiver and cypress seem to emerge after the start, followed by ylang ylang, jasmine, and orange blossom.
Truly, Platine is like an elegant vintage mink. It’s difficult to wear easily, especially for day, but possible.
Into the later drydown wet earth patchouli meets a hint of narcissus, citrus and other florals in a springlike background. But it’s the heady base and rocky aldehydes that are bravest and most dominant in this one.
Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, lemon, jonquil and narcissus. Middle notes: orange blossom, lily of the valley, ylang ylang, jasmine, iris, tuberose and Bulgarian rose. Base notes: ambergris, musk, patchouli, juniper, cypress, orris, vetiver, sandalwood, oak moss and styrax