An art hotel, a gallery with concrete finish, industrial lights render the walls with hard shadows and recurring light pools. Hip crowd, artistic and edgy in demeanour, make their way past walls clad with the work of an upcoming artist, portraits after portraits depicting a post apocalyptic world. In juxtaposition to the serious works on display the DJ churns out distant ambient tunes and beats, the atmosphere is inviting, stimulating, minimalist....
rosemary, lavender, orange blossom, sandalwood, patchouli, artemisia, jasmine, rose, heliotrope, lily-of-the-valley and virginia cedar
The Helmut Lang lookbook features forms and shapes that are serious, structured, androgynous, edgy encompassing all too well the 'ahead of its time' vibe! And that pretty much sets the tone for this fragrance from the brand, it's a slick and a modern interpretation of the classic men's cologne first released in 2000 and now in 2014, where a careful balance of clean and dirty is evident. This scent is a modern day cologne for a man thats masculine, intentionally roughed up with a rugged sense of style, think perfectly fitted flannel shirts, washed out jeans, utilitarian boots, slicked back hair with a perfectly tamed and oiled beard. This scent is both abstract and relatable. EDP Helmut Lang starts off with a powdery opening thats strong and is derived from the white Florals and heliotrope. This is quickly backed up by the abstract spicy effect of lavender. The scent reveals its aromatic facets through spiky dry accords of rosemary.
This is the type of cologne thats subtle yet hard to ignore, with a smooth creamy finish, owing to the soft woods. I also get a slight green facet from the patchouli which adds to the overall freshness.
It feels esoteric in the sense that it is neither over indulgent nor less invested, and all the notes come together to form a slick crisp blend.
I imagine this to appeal to the 'art house' crowd so wear it when you wish to leave a trail of this at a New York art event in some cool hip spot...
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