* At first, I thought I was wearing Serge Lutens Fille en Anglais until a bit of clove changed the mood.
* Norne is dark yet warm, feeling like a matured christmas tree from a noir film.
* Some moss and something a little musty enters the picture. This may sound bad, but it’s actually quite spiritual, like you are really in the woods.
* The forest gets a little spicy with a touch of incense and pepper in the base notes – but the trees are still the main focus.
Summary: Norne is a fragrance that everyone needs to experience. Made completely of forest absolutes, everyone will react to this completely differently. I am not an outdoorsy type of guy at all, but wearing Norne I feel like I am in the woods even as I sit at my desk typing on the computer. The scent is magical and really transports you somewhere special. Norne would make an amazing gift for friends who hike or like to commune with nature in their own spiritual way. I can’t imagine wearing Norne in an office setting, but it’s great for evenings and weekends. Although it’s an eau de parfum, it feels like a perfume oil and with its dark color, be careful wearing it with lighter-colored clothing for possible stains. Norne is a special fragrance that smells like it should cost at least 5 times the retail price.
Disclaimer: Sample received as gift with purchase. Image from Indiescents.com