Evidens de Beaute’s Perfumed Water No. 4 will blow you away
I kind of gave away the plotline and the final twist in the title, didn’t I? I gots me a sample of the new fragrance from niche beauty brand Evidens de Beaute and, dayum, let me tell you, it punched me in the gut with its velvet kind of strength.
Now imagine you’re on the quest for the elixir of happiness. You go through seven valley, seven mountains and seven seas and you finally reach this mirific garden. The sun is just rising, the dew is quivering slightly on the foliage and there you see it. It’s a glowing fruit – but not quite a fruit- that just encapsulates that garden’s peace. It’s a flower’s essence poured all over that fruit. It’s luminescence.
The following notes were given for this wonder:
Top: Bergamot, kinkan and neroli enhanced by a touch of mulberry.
Middle: Narcissus, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, roses
Base: musk, gray olibanum, vanilla, cedar
but I suspect the principal dancer in this ballet is this kinkan character (a cousin of kumquat) stabilized by floral notes. If one finds themselves dabbing their wrists all the time just so they can take a hit, I’d say it qualifies as elixir of happiness of sorts. An application lasts for hours with no discernible drydown (as in the citrusy/floral scent doesn’t change) and there’s no projection from what I can tell. It was created by Delphine Thierry, who’s also created Cloon Keen Atelier’s lauded Castaña and Terre de l’Encens, Lubin’s Akkad and Galaad.
Evidens de Beaute is a French company with Japanese inspiration specialized in skincare. It was founded by Charles-Edouard Barthes, formerly of Jean-Louis Scherrer, who was inspired by the love for his Japanese wife and her country’s culture to create a beauty company dedicated to “technical and artistic perfection.”
Perfumed Water No. 4 can be found at Harrods, 100ml for £195.
Sample from PR, photos mine.