Licorice doesn’t seem like a boon companion of green leaves and herbs but some fragrances have set the pair up together. As matches go this one seems more like optimism than common sense, but it pays to remember that licorice itself has a background in the herb garden.
The perfume from Bielhlparfumkunstwerke PC 01 is rather like that. Since the packaging is so clean and minimalist you receive no clue from the line what you’re getting when you crack a sample vial, and so the perfumes take their exits onto the air with no fan fare and no preconceptions. You have no idea whether the perfumer was a realist or a romantic, evoking an experience or simply bottling an abstraction. Continue reading