‘The court of Versailles…bottled!’
If you covet their scented candles, then you will be thrilled that Maison Trudon have extended their gallic finesse to a genderless line of perfumes. At Grooming Towers we have grown hysterical over their ‘Olim’ fragrance: latin for ‘once upon a time’ it really is the peak of chic!
Perfect for fans of Versailles (the palace or the mini series) Olim is an olfactory ode to both the vanity and emotion of a royal era with:
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lavender, Anise.
Heart Notes: Pink Peppercorn, Clove.
Base Notes: Patchouli, Benzoin, Myrrh, Musk.
Developed by perfumer Lynn Harris, our testers were fascinated by how this suave scent permeated the skin to feel and smell different during the day and night. ‘Slim’ is an elegant and splendid scent that sometimes smells creamy and sometimes smells spicy. Far from being old-fashioned or historical ‘Olim’ offers a disruptive take on the themes of tradition and royalty, it’s also a powerful EDP so it will definitely separate them men from the boys.
Spritz ‘Olim’ with respect and it will repay you handsomely, not only will it will let you smell your best, it will encourage you to be your best. Get ready to release your inner king!
Verdict: ‘historical hysteria’
Price: £165 for 100ml
Availability: Harvey Nichols