Bergamot, Plum, Fir Balsam, Incense
Tonka Bean, Zypriol, Cedar, Sandalwood
Robert Piguet – L’Insomnuit
Originally launched in July as a Harrods London exclusive, L’Insomnuit is now available to buy at Essenza Nobile! It is a dark and mysterious perfume with a name that alludes to insomnia, and its campaign asked the question of us, “What keeps you awake?”
Certainly, the ethereal and slightly spooky iris note in this perfume keeps us awake at night, as if haunting us. First, a powdery, cool iris note as silvery as a pocket knife, slices through the bed curtains, making quite a dramatic entrance. The iris takes on a plummy, rich undertone as it is swallowed into a pool of tobacco-like tonka bean and rough, smoky woods, and soon evolves into a shimmering, woody oriental. It smells dark and bewitching somehow, the ghostly iris playing a delicate tune up and down our spines. Sleep eludes us, but desire does not.