One of the world's top perfumers, Jacques Cavallier helped formulate this scent and he has created fragrances including Jean Paul Gaultier, Bvlgari Pour Homme and Issey Miyake's L'eau D'issey (which is actually 20 years old! How old does that make you feel?!)
Halle says "I wanted to create a unique fragrance for women that would also appeal to men. Scent is very closely linked with desire and attraction and I love the idea that a fragrance can bring a man and a woman together. Closer creates a new level of intimacy through the power of scent". The bottle has an intricate lined design that mimics the contours of the body, both male and female.
So the scent itself. Combining both masculine (fougere) and feminine (voilet flowers and mimosa) accords, this woody scent is like nothing else I have in my collection. When I spray it, I don't get much of the top notes, waterlily and ozonic accord. It's the heart that I get and that's the fougere accord, violet flowers and mimosa. It's masculine, sexy and musky but the violet holds it back from turning into a boy's smell. The dry down features vanilla bean and cashmere musk and it's interesting reading that because until writing this review, I wouldn't let myself look at the ingredients. What I was going to tell you was that wearing this perfume makes me feel like I'm wrapped up warm in a cream cashmere jumper with a cozy scarf on me and I've had a shower so I feel lovely and clean. I know, I paint quite the picture! As the scent lingers, I feel like I should be in an old man pub with lots of dark wood and embroidered seats but it's still sunny out so the place is full of light.