Palimpsest, the new natural luxury fragrance by renowned perfumer Mandy Aftel, is replete with fruity essences and lush florals. Mandy's beguiling scent evokes a time and place of mysterious origins, deftly weaving an intricate tapestry of the past and present.
It starts out sweet and heady but the ambergris and firetree form an animalistic base. An alchemized blend of jasmine, yuzu, peach and ylang ylang brings out voluptuous, earthy notes of wet roses, lilac, spices and vanilla. In case you are wondering, a palimpsest is an old manuscript on which the original writing has been removed yet the traces remain. Replaced with different content, the result is a beautiful layering of old and new.
Palimpsest is available in the following sizes: 30 ml Eau de Parfum spray ($170), 1/4 oz perfume ($170) and 2 ml perfume miniature ($50).
Available at www.aftelier.com.
For editorial consideration, a review sample was provided by the brand's PR representative.