Molton Brown’s Apuldre (pronounced ‘Apple-dore’) scent was released late summer as part of their Navigations Through Scent collection, a range of five fragrances for both men and women inspired by travels round the globe. I love the dimpled glass bottle, it feels classic, slightly retro and masculine. It also has a handy twist-lock lid which is perfect for going away.
Although it’s billed as ‘twilight on a summer’s day’, all lawns, G&Ts and sundown larks, I feel like Apuldre has really come into its own on these damp, slightly chilly, autumn days. There’s something leaf mulchy about the frangrance which is packed with masculine cedarwood and leather notes but gets a cheeky lift from the jumiper berry. It’s the kind of scent I want to wear for a walk in the park, followed by a nice half of ale sat by the fire in a local pub.
A lot of smells ‘turn’ on my skin and quickly become rancid cat’s piss, but this scent stays true and develops through the day. It’s not overpoweringly girly or blokey and thus avoids all gender clichés of perfume, it also settles into your skin quite nicely.
I’m also a big fan of the Lijiang scent, a barely-there fragrance based on delicate white tea. Take a look at all the Navigations Through Scent Fragrances here.