“Tokyo is a zingy, spicy, woody fragrance. A citrusy head of yuzu and bergamot with black pepper and cardamom, electrified with a dash of wasabi. A woody heart of hinoki, cedarwood, and incense, with iris, rose and nutmeg, on a base of amber, sandalwood, patchouli and vetiver.”
A zingy, spicy, woody fragrance.
Top Notes: Yuzu, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Wasabi
Heart Notes: Hinoki, Cedarwood, Orris Root, Nutmeg, Rose, Incense
Base Notes: Amber, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Vetiver
The Nomad Collection
Before we get started, I want to tell you about the Nomad collection, which is a lovely little selection of 6 x 2ml vials of fragrances, you can use this set to explore the collection, choose a favourite and then when you find your perfect perfume, you will get £25 off the price of the fragrance. In short, making the nomad collection free! Yep! Find it here!
After I tried each fragrance from the Nomad collection and eventually I realised, Tokyo was my favourite. Which goes to show why the Nomad Collection is such a brilliant box, as on paper, I was really drawn to London and Berlin fragrances, but actually, when it came down to wearing each perfume, I found I really loved LA and Tokyo, with the latter being my ultimate favourite!
Gallivant ‘Tokyo’ opens with a rush of exciting, fresh and spicy accords like Yuzu, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom and wasabi. Whilst the top notes are spicy and exhilarating, the heart notes are much more serene and traditional, with accords of Hinoki, Cedarwood, Orris Root, Nutmeg, Rose and Incense. Giving the fragrance a much more peaceful feel; Adding woods and florals to the rich spices. The base has a touch of the magic and mystery to it, with notes of sandalwood, amber, patchouli and dry grassy vetiver. I think what I like most about this fragrance is that it’s unexpected. I was expecting it to be a very pretty, soft, floral fragrance filled with blossoms and a touch of woods and incense, but actually, the fragrance is really rich, complex and exciting. It’s mysterious and unique, exciting and modern, yet, rich and traditional. It seems to take elements of rich classic fragrances, and blend them with newer trends and unexpected accords like wasabi and yuzu. Overall, I think the dominant accords are black pepper, rose, incense, sandalwood, patchouli and vetiver. I’ve fallen head over heels for Gallivant ‘Tokyo’, it’s pure magic!
Gallivant ‘Tokyo’ is out now and available from Gallivant Perfumes. You can get Tokyo, The Nomad Collection and all other Gallivant fragrances online at Gallivant-perfumes.com. Enjoy! And it’s well worth buying the Nomad Collection first as the full price of the box is redeemable against a perfume, so it literally means the box and the perfumes inside are free! This post includes a press sample, as always, all opinions are my own!