Laurent Mazzone’s inspiration for Scandinavian Crime came when he visited a church in Copenhagen in the evening and was deeply moved by its beauty. The scent is an ode to the cold and somewhat mystical lands of the north, whether it is the vast expanses of Russia or the cool Scandinavian Peninsula.
The scent is composed of spicy notes mixed with woody chords. The coolness is translated by fresh and spicy notes such as pepper, green coriander, a ginger highlight and a wonderfully spicy cardamom. As a contrast, the dark soul of the creation opens up with tamed patchouli, a fine, shining agarwood note, sandalwood and warm amber. Additional warmth is provided by a base of oriental charm. The base is perfectly rounded off with soft musk, a bitter hint of vanilla, a resinous dry incense note and woody-balsamic labdanum.
This extrait de parfum from the Black Label collection relies on contrasts, on the beauty of the wild and rugged countries of the north in a dark and fascinating fragrance language that is illuminated by a fresh glow.