Maison Crivelli is a new luxury fragrance brand to Adore Beauty, and even though I'd never choose between my favourite fragrance children, this brand delivers everything I look for in a signature scent.
Modern, innovative and complicated, each Maison Crivelli unisex scent represents an experience the young French founder Thibaud Crivelli collected while travelling across five continents over the last decade.
Close your eyes and you could be smelling scorched sandalwood on the slopes of an erupting volcano. Or zigzagging across a cocoa plantation on a motorbike in Vietnam. How about tasting absinth under the Northern lights, or crossing a Moroccan dessert?
To this traveller who hasn't been able to use her passport in a while, all of the above sound delightful.
The small batch fragrances made with raw materials also combine luxe, minimalist design with sustainability initiatives, like FSC paper boxes, no plastics and biodegradable cellophane. Every bottle is truly unique, from the unpolished metal cap stamped with the Maison Crivelli logo, to how the colour of the fragrance changes with each small batch.
I've added three Maison Crivelli scents to my ever-expanding fragrance wardrobe already. But there's one in particular I've fallen head over heels for...
My Maison Crivelli Papyrus Moleculaire EDP Review.
Let's start with the description of Maison Crivelli Papyrus Moleculaire EDP 100ml because it conjures up quite the picture:
"A bold, gender-neutral scent. Powdery yet spicy. Smoky and intense. Rebellious and elegant. The scent of discovering the little-known papyrus root powder with a group of tattooed women smoking cigarillos."
If you're into your fragrance families, this one sits in the Woody family. It's creamy and spicy, but light enough you can wear it during the day to the office. But a hint of a smoky cigar transports you to a far away underground bar with a hidden door only the locals know about.
The combination of head notes (what you smell first), heart notes (what you smell after 20-60 minutes) and base notes (what you smell hours later) makes this fragrance truly unique because it transforms the longer you wear it.
Here's the fragrance notes breakdown:
Head - Elemi. Black Pepper. Coriander.
Heart - Papyrus. Iris. Carrot Seed.
Base - Tonka Bean. Tobacco. Frankincense. Leather.