NG s an Australian-born fashion designer and milliner who started a niche fragrance line four years ago. There are four fragrances to date: Or du Sérail (Bertrand Duchaufour), a pleasant candied fruit and coumarin composition; Bois d’Ascèse (Julien Rasquinet), a tarry cedarwood; Cuir Velours (also JR), very much in the manner of Kenzo Jungle Homme (Olivier Cresp, 1998). By far the best is Iris Cendré (JR again), which occupies the space first discovered and then vacated after reformulation by Iris Silver Mist (Serge Lutens, 1994). For ISM lovers, Iris Cendré is arguably the best replacement available today.
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