Elemi, Zitrische Notes, Bergamot
Nutmeg, Rosemary, Lavender, Pepper
Musk, Moss, Amber, Cedarwood
Stéphanie de Bruijn – Poignées d’Amour
Poignées d’Amour translates, rather humorously, to ?love handles’ – a term that can be taken as shorthand for the physical vulnerability of the men we love the most in our lives. Perfection is boring – give us the tenderness of flesh any day. Likewise, this is a scent that broadcasts its masculinity in a soft, fresh, and tender manner. With its core of powdery nutmeg and warm balsams, surrounded by a silky skin of herbs and leather, it says ?I’m strong, I’m a man, but I also have a tender side’.
Lemony resins, a touch of smoke, and the oily softness of double-folded suede give the scent charisma; it possesses the laconic charm of a Cary Grant or George Clooney. Peppery musks and dry, mossy amber in the base steer the fragrance into an irrefutably masculine finale. If you love spicy, citrusy leathers with a hint of powdery balsam for tenderness, then make sampling Poignées d’Amour a priority. Its masculinity is modern and elegant, not clichéd or macho.