This is in a league of its own. The open is just extraordinary, a raw earthy greenness that is rarely captured in perfume as it is here: I can certainly detected mate and tea leaves, but there's also the most incredible smell of newly mown hay and the coumarinic aspects of cut grass in the summer sun. Delicious.
After several minutes, the powdery notes extend the effect into a heart of lavender absolute and mint leaves. I almost feel like I detect cassie in the heart as well. This in time dries to a subdued vetiver, soft woods and moss.
I very quickly developed an emotional response to Yerbamate, a nostalgic, wistful sense of comfort. I love when a fragrance can impart such feelings. It most certainly doesn't happen all the time. A truly personal, almost spiritual connection.
My regards to Mr. Villoresi for creating this masterpiece.
Leonard Bernstein once said about Beethoven's music that i had shocking rightness,and i can't think of a better description of Yerbamate.this is really good.full of intensely natural smell of earth and sap,nose-tingling crushed vegetation.more of a smell than a scent,much less a perfume.reminds me of a well tended greenhouse as the evening cools,full of tea,grass.
The harsh bitter verdancy of galbanum with cool mint and green tea being a crisp breeze brings forward scents of early flowers and past winter's decay.the fragrance eventually softens and becomes more transparent in the dry down with a little citrusy powder musk.it is perfect for those hot summer days when you feel that you need to take several showers to preserve your freshness. sillage not huge,longevity fades out at 4-5 for me.but it's really worth reapplying.