Puente Perfumes Zotikos

Zotikos by Puente Perfumes

Puente Perfumes Zotikos courtesy of the model

Let me cease right here. Let me, too, take a look at nature awhile.
The sensible blue of the morning sea, of the cloudless sky,
the yellow shore; all beautiful,
all bathed in gentle. ~
from Morning Sea by Constantine P. Cafavy (Greek poet, 1863-1933))

Eliam Puentes of Puentes Perfumes

Eliam Puente of Puente Perfumes courtesy of Eliam

 At any time when artisanal perfumer Eliam Puente of Puente Perfumes is engaged on one thing new, I’m wanting to scent it. His first three perfumes (Medusa, Vespertine, and Iris Doux) have been spectacular, and I bought small bottles of every. I used to be excited after I realized of a summer season citrus within the works months in the past named Zotikos, after a small village within the Epirus area of Greece (Zotiko): a citrus, spiced gin and tonic perfume bolstered by a woody ambergris-inspired base. Zotikos is an altogether completely different fragrance than the earlier three, which have been exuberantly floral in nature – and I used to be understandably inquisitive about it. I’ve come to the conclusion is that Puente Perfumes Zotikos is its personal creature, separate from earlier work – and a step in the direction of a brand new route.

 gin and tonic iStock

As we envision the huge, miraculous broth which is the ocean from whence we advanced – it feels pure to hyperlink the ocean with Eliam’s chosen title for his newest perfume, Zotikos: it interprets as “vigorous”. Learn how to create an elixir vitae encompassing the vigor of this primordial resolution and steadiness the relaxed, subtle leisure of a summer season gin and tonic? As effectively we all know, many cocktail-inspired fragrances might flit upon the ether shortly after utility. It’s merely their nature – and it’s troublesome to realize an enduring impression with botanical supplies alone. Puente Perfumes Zotikos conjures a dolce far niente ambiance from the outset with an explosion of bergamot, bigarade and lemon accompanied by a goodly sprint of black pepper; the pepper serves a number of features, as it’s floral, dry, and spicy all of sudden. Zotikos’ coronary heart is pure gin – brimming with zesty juniper berry, coriander, a posh spice accord, and prized angelica root (Beefeater Gin’s botanical lineup makes use of each seed and root, for instance). Angelica, by the way in which – may be very persistent for such a comparatively delicate aroma, and just a little goes a good distance; it shares each earthy, peppery notes and musky/woody ones.

Zotikos by Puente

  Water Splashing courtesy of Eliam Puente

On the base of Puente Perfumes Zotikos is the place we discover ourselves amidst the flotsam and jetsam of the open waves: we will credit score Givaudan’s Ambrofix™ for that. This potent fragrant materials is alleged to be one of many closest evocations of true ambergris amongst as we speak’s sustainable synthetics, and though it’s typically derived from clary sage, a brand new course of has advanced through which sugar cane is employed as an alternative. Its woody, arid amber tone brings to thoughts driftwood and the ships’ hulls as they lie drying within the blazing solar – a becoming method of finishing your complete expertise of summer season by the ocean in Greece. There’s a hint of salinity current, tenderly cradled in a considered dose of vetiver and gentled by white musk.

 The Estaque, 1906 by Georges Braque

Puente Perfumes Zotikos is a fantastic, long-lasting departure from Eliam’s earlier oeuvres, and an enthralling one. Treasured few of us can resist the scent of the open air and an ocean voyage (sans Calone®, Firmenich) as citrus groves waft their splendor. Zotikos is a Mediterranean trip encapsulated.

Notes: bergamot, bitter orange, lemon, black pepper, juniper berry, coriander, spices, angelica root, Ambrofix, vetiver white musk

 Pattern kindly offered by the perfumer – many thanks!  My nostril is my very own…

~ Ida Meister, Deputy and Pure Perfumery Editor

Puente Perfumes Zotikos

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