It opens with a bright, slightly sweet, citrus fruitiness (Atelier Cologne 2015) that is refreshing, and uplifting, but in a way that is almost otherworldly. It reminds me of the way the air smells in the winter, on a truly cold morning – frozen and fresh but with an added glamour and dazzle. Then, into the drydown, Magnolia Sud warms and softens. It reminds me a great deal of a few scents from Tocca actually. It has that floral, watery, elegance the speaks of youtfulness and joy. Magnolia Sud is irrepressible.
Top notes: bitter orange, pomelo, and black currant. Middle notes: saffron, rose, and magnolia. Base notes: Atlas cedar, musk and sandalwood.