Bergamot, Mandarin, Aquatic Notes, Grapefruit
Water Lily, Rose, Geranium, Gardenia, Oud
Cardamom, Sandalwood, Guaiac Wood, Amber Note, Pepper, Vanilla, Coffee, Musk
Parfum de Marly – Layton Exclusif
Just when you think that all the secrets have already been revealed …
Layton Exclusif is a refined, richer, and more ornamented version of Julien Sprecher’s original Layton, a scent that had immediately gained legendary status after its launch in 2016. Opening with a soft, luxurious aroma of bergamot, almond, and mandarin, the first volley of the scent is lifted by a fresh, aquatic breeze that causes the citruses to sparkle.
A touch of exquisite, natural florals in the heart – minty, rosy geranium and creamy gardenia chief among them – is wrapped up in the sultry embrace of warm, resinous woods that smell like the darkest coffee beans ground with smoky gaiac wood. Deeply masculine and enveloping in aroma, the darkness of the accords are spiced with a spicy, naught civet note that adds sharpness and a sense of animal fur. The smoky, leather aspects of Laotian agarwood come to the fore as the woods are dying back a little, and together with a very dry, musky patchouli, lends an exotic Eastern flair and mystery to the scent. A peppery, almost mossy sandalwood polishes the tail end of the fragrance, giving Layton Exclusive a handsome and reassuringly masculine finish that will prove familiar to fans of classic French and Italian powerhouses.