A most curious package turned up at my door this weekend. A couple of samples of Enchanted Forest by The Vagabond Prince. I read about this perfume at Fragrantica, which was created by Bertrand Duchaufour. It focuses primarily on a number of facets of the Blackcurrant plant.
I haven't tried the perfume yet, but the thought of it is quite enticing. I love eating Blackcurrants, and anyone who has lived in England will have drunk or at least heard of the famous Blackcurrant squash, Ribena, much loved by my two young daughters. I find the smell of the blackcurrant (including leaves, etc) quite curious at times. Let's face it, the plant can smell like cat piss, and the fruit itself can smell a touch skanky.
I can't wait to try Enchanted Forest. The perfume is meant to be a spicy, woody chypre and includes notes of patchouli, moss, vetiver, castoreum, balsam fir and, I presume, various blackcurrant notes.