Daniel Josier Golden Tuberose – En tonos de blanco y oro

 

imagen: En.wikipedia.org  artista: Dante Gabriel Rossetti  "La viuda romana" (Dis Manibus), 1873

imagen: En.wikipedia.org artista: Dante Gabriel Rossetti “La viuda romana”, 1873

En mi visita a perfumería Nadia, en Madrid, la encantadora Alicia me hizo conocer algunas fragancias que me resultaron completamente nuevas; entre las desconocidas se contaba Daniel Josier. Josier es un perfumista  español -entrenado en ISIPCA,Versalles– quien, luego de haber trabajado durante años para otras marcas, se decidió a lanzar su propia línea.

En el olfateo rápido que el poco tiempo disponible permitía me impresionaron especialmente Golden Vetiver y Golden Tuberose; ambas se ofrecen en presentación deluxe en la que cada botella contiene 1 gramo de hojuelas de oro de 22 kilates.

Si bien es habitual contrastar las tuberosas contra el modelo de referencia, Fracas, la riqueza de Golden Tuberose me recuerda más a la versión vintage de First (extrait), creación de Jean Claude Ellena, a quien Josier considera su mentor.Pero es necesario aclarar que Golden Tuberose no huele a First y sólo comparte un aura similar; sobresale por mérito propio.

A pesar de ser nardo-céntrico este floral opulento tiene apariencia más dorada que blanca. En la salida la licorosa davana  armoniza con  el dulzor jugoso de la frambuesa; el toque agreste del tagetes impide que el elixir se torne empalagoso. La nuez moscada  -espolvoreada con generosidad sobre un corazón de tuberosa, jazmín e ylang-ylang– añade un sutil cosquilleo a la mezcla, que se siente tan fluida como seda líquida. Almizcle y vainilla ayudan a lograr un fondo dulce (aunque no azucarado) y reconfortante.

Ni atalcado ni mantecoso, el suculento Golden Tuberose es prueba concreta de que la modernidad y la belleza clásica no necesitan excluirse mutuamente. Su proyección y longevidad -notables-terminan de cerrar el trato para mí.

Caro

Origen de la muestra: muestra gentileza de perfumería Nadia, Madrid

foto: Nadiaperfumeria.com

foto: Nadiaperfumeria.com

 

Daniel Josier Golden Tuberose – In shades of white and gold

On my visit to perfumería Nadia, in Madrid, the charming Alicia introduced me to a few fragrances which were completely new to me; among the unknown was Daniel Josier. Josier is a Spanish perfumer -trained at ISIPCA, Versailles-who, after having worked for other brands during many years, decided to launch his own line.
During the quick sniffing that tight timing allowed for, I was especially impressed by his Golden Vetiver and Golden Tuberose, both of which come in a deluxe presentation, each bottle containing 1 gram of 22 kt gold flakes.

Although one tends to contrast tuberoses against that gold standard, Fracas, Golden Tuberose reminded me more of vintage First extrait, a creation by Jean Claude Ellena whom Josier regards as his mentor. But I should make clear that Golden Tuberose doesn’t smell like First and only shares a similar vibe; it excels on its own merit.

Despite being tuberose-centric, this opulent floral seems more gold than white. The opening harmonises boozy davana and the sweet juiciness of raspberry; the wild touch of tagetes prevents this elixir from becoming cloying. Nutmeg -generously sprinkled over a heart of tuberose, jasmine and ylang-ylang– adds the slightest tingle to the blend, which feels as fluid as liquid silk. Musk and vanilla make for a sweet (though not sugary) and comforting drydown.

Neither powdery nor buttery, the succulent Golden Tuberose is concrete proof that modernity and classic beauty need not be mutually exclusive. Its outstanding projection and longevity seal the deal for me.

Caro

Origin of sample: sample courtesy of perfumería Nadia, Madrid

4 responses to “Daniel Josier Golden Tuberose – En tonos de blanco y oro

  1. How lovely! I am really interested in this line now. Thanks, Caro! ❤

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    • Hi Julie!
      Thank you for stopping by.
      I also loved Golden Vetiver, Ambre Tabac (which reminded me a lot of Ambre Narguile, although not as sugary and smoky) and Mystery Oud, a light-ish oud I can wear.
      I intend to review AT and MO sometime soon as I managed to get samples of those.

      My Golden Tuberose sample is almost gone now as it’s the one that suits me better. I might happily go for a full bottle if I happen to stumble across one.

      Cheers!

      Caro

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