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A new perfume by Olfactive Studio, a new collaboration between an established photographer and talented perfumer.
Close-up is an intense dark woody gourmand, the signature theme of Annick Menardo (also the nose behind Black for Bulgari, Bois d'Armenie for Guerlain and Lolita Lempicka among others).
The perfume smells boozy and bitter sweet with a cherry liqueur - tonka nuance going through the structure. The opening is cool anise and green coffee which then gradually descends into a very dark heart concocted of rose, honeyed Atlas cedar, patchouli and amber. The perfume turns fresher in the drydown of bright musks.
Incredible longevity on skin.
The artwork: Close Up by Suren Manvelyan.
The Sniff on Close-up: "This deep and seductive blend combines lots of rich and multifaceted notes to produce a real dark brown bear of a scent. Not for the timid or faint hearted, Close Up is one for the sophisticated gourmandy types." Read full review.