Eau de Reglisse is a Limited Edition fragrance released by Caron for summer 2006. According to Les Senteurs, it will only be available till August 2006. I am not a fan of anise and licorice, in perfume or in cooking, so it came to me as surprise that I liked Eau Reglisse. It is an easy-going, straightforward composition, not a Caron masterpiece by any stretch of imagination, but very delightful nevertheless.
The scent has been described as "a fantasy confection from the sweet-shop” and “tempting us to indulge in sweet sinful gluttony”, however, on my skin, it is thankfully not overly sweet and not obviously gourmand. Eau de Reglisse is a rather dry, fresh fragrance, in which the potentially overwhelming purple sweetness of licorice is brightened and kept in check by the citrus and spiced up by ginger and nutmeg. In the drydown, patchouli, vanilla and musk add some “substantionality” to the composition, weighing it down just enough so as not to let it become too summery-light. Easy to wear, joyful and comfortable, I thought Eau de Reglisse was quite adorable.
Eau de Reglisse is available at Les Senteurs, £38.00 for100ml of Eau de Toilette.