New Release: Elephant & Roses by Maria Candida Gentile

I don’t know that I will ever try this scent or have the opportunity to do so, but I love the illustration that goes with it so much, I have to reblog this post. Because Serenity Now is all about being mindful of things that make me happy, and this rose-covered elephant is making me very happy right now.

The Scented Hound

MPG Elephant Rose

WHAT I SMELL: Elephant & Roses opens softly with a wonderfully herbal thyme that is sweetened so slightly with osmanthus.  The perfume is light, soft and reassuring and unique in that it doesn’t start off with an oft seen bergamot or citrus blast.  After a few minutes, a warmth from the amber develops and it helps to push-off the herbal and floral notes, lifting them up from the ground and sending them flying towards the sky.  The rose begins to come towards the center, but it’s a lightly earthy rose that is anything but sweet and it’s very tender in its existence.  As tender as the perfume is, an anamalic note begins to appear to give the perfume some wonderful depth and a bit more of an exotic feel…which was already exotic from the beginning.  A vetiver and musk note brings the perfume to a more linear base, but helps to…

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