Antilope (Weil 1946) opens with Neroli and aldehydes. And then there’s intoxicating, soft, and lush herbal rose. It’s a rose accompanied by gentle florals like violet and a misty jasmine and carnation.
But there’s also spicy patchouli, a sandalwood warmth, airy oakmoss and a tender clary sage. And sweet, almost sugary musk, tonka bean and amber are reminiscent of the olfactory delight from a dessert right out of the oven in the American Deep South.
Yet, all these sensuous, powdery and rather rambunctious notes are kept respectable by the iris, rose and vetiver. Of course.
Top notes: neroli, bergamot and aldehydes. Middle notes: clary sage, rose, lily of the valley, jasmine, carnation, iris and violet. Base notes: sandalwood, vetiver, patchouli, tonka, amber, oak moss and musk.