In Oud Tonic from The Gate Paris, the characteristic scent of agarwood is interwoven with - and temporarily overshadowed by - an ultra fizzy, lime-and-tonic style of freshness that tees up the spicier, woody notes in a very individual manner.
The Hesperedic fruits (lime and mandarin), black pepper and juniper berries mimmic the static like crackle of bubbles on the surface of a carbonated drink wonderfully, whilst underneath the almost medicinal syrup of incense, saffron, vetiver, leather and oud starts to coalesce into the perfume's thick second phase. Oud Tonic manages to fully retain it's characteristic bright green opening long into the development of it's heart, creating a really, rather remarkable unification of two truly confounding and opposite ideas.
A fresh oud indeed...
Ingredients: Alcohol, parfum (fragrance), aqua (water), limonene, coumarin, eugenol, citral, linalool, citronellol, geraniol, farnesol