Anat Fritz Tzora
Tzora is only the second scent from the Berlin-based designer. I really liked the first eponymously-named scent. I really like this one as well.
It opens with orange, interestingly married with pepper. I love that- the marriage between the sweet orange with the spiky pepper is delicious. It gradually adds in vetiver, flowers and cedar and grounds in a light patch and musk. The mix here is incredibly smooth and luxurious in a way that's particularly German to me. Like an 80's Mercedes SL where the classic lines and rock-ribbed build quality shout quiet good taste.
There's nothing terribly showy about it; it's a really great mans scent like they used to put out. Like one of those classics, a woman could totally rock it.
My verdict? Instant Classic.
Notes: (From LuckyScent):
Cassis, clary, bergamot, Peruvian pepper, magnolia, osmanthus, jasmine, cedarwood, vetiver, patchouly, musk, moss
$130 for 100ml. My sample was asked for at ScentBar.