A canvas of cool orris notes is stretched on a neat cedar-wood frame. Then comes a dark, smoky background of vetiver Haiti, guaiac wood and moss. Shot through with glints of green cardamom, the golden light of Calabrian bergamot suffuses the scene, caught by richly textured ingredients that bring volume and contrast. The herbal sweetness of carrot enriches the orris accord, ambery clary sage suggests the softness of velvety leaves. Lemony, peppery, incense-like elemi resin enhances both the fresh and balsamic facets of geranium. And a haze of musks smooths out its edges.