Aurore Nomade, The Different Company
The Different Company's fabulous Aurore Nomade Eau de Parfum, launched in 2012 by renowned perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour and an entry in the company's Excessive Collection -
Duchaufour's third composition for the Excessive Collection began with what he dubs a "Sinbad accord": star fruit on a tree in the sun, with apricot-y freesia accents and a touch of juicy, melon-y green Topped off with a flash of aged rum, this "Nomadic Dawn" could well be the name of a tropical cocktail sipped in a banana grove, the banana flower accord conjured with ylang-ylang, while plumerias waft in the distance.
The burn of the rum and spices, bolstered with davana and immortelle, creates a sharp contrast with the thirst-quenching coolness of the fruity-aquatic notes. But this is no chichi, fancy-resort drink: picture Robert Mitchum handing it to Jane Russell in a sarong with a deep-pitched growl. Tough yet sophisticated tropicalia, and pretty much the next best thing to living it up on a Pacific Island.
The particulars: Banana flower and star fruit accords, cinnamon, aquatic notes, nutmeg, rum, davana, fair-trade ylang-ylang from Madagascar, Egyptian geranium, clove, plumeria, indole, immortelle absolute, sandalwood, amber, vanilla, musk