The Silver Fox on Narcis

Thank you, Alex. Maybe I should trademark the term “Hendley Musks.”

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Narcis by @hendleyperfumes • I am heartlost to this explosion of xanthous light. @hans.hendley has gone sinuously carnal with Narcis, the second of his 2019 Laboratory Series releases, a gleeful jolt of indolic narcissus, my oh my. Mulchy guaiac smeared with a gimlet-eyed tuberose, breathy, close iris root and a jonquil absolute that radiates like a thousand humming suns in a monastic cell. • Hans has carefully studied this potentially neurotic jonquil and composed a diaphanous chypré accord to soothe and support its journey on our grateful flesh. This lean, green tailored construct melds with warm hivey beeswax and what I now recognise as Hendley Musks, tender bases that hold without pressure and interference. They have a lullaby quality that many houses would do well to consider. Far too many contemporary artisan and small-batch niche lines throw away any achieved beauty in the base-reveal. • Hans is not one of those makers and after the gorgeous mauvedust of Untitled, Narcis is a further proof that he reaches for sun and multitudinous skies each time he creates a scent. He is a contradiction in some ways of studious and dreaming, a gifted perfumer still influenced perhaps by his photographic background, examining materials with a precise framed eye and offering up beauty with quiet and respectful development. I love the suspended pollen waxiness of Narcis that settles on the initial golden crown of narcissus, it pierces me. • ©TSF April 2019 • #perfumereview #thefoxinhales #narcis @hans.hendley @hendleyperfumes #laboratoryseries #americanperfumer #americanperfumery #narcissus #jonquil #yellow #xanthous #narcotic #iamnumb #nárkē

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