Hi there Crew, You might remember a couple of years ago NarthScent wrote a post about green perfumes called A Magical Greenery Tour. She had confessed to not being a green lover and I sent 11 samples of fabulous greens to change her stance. Mission accomplished. One of the fragrances I sent is a very under the radar perfume called Tzora by Anat Fritz.
Tzora by Anat Fritz
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Cedar, Pepper, Vetiver, Clary Sage, Patchouli, Bergamot, Moss, Black Currant, Osmanthus, Musk, Magnolia, Jasmine
Vetiver, oily, green, fresh, crisp and dark surrounded by a bunch of other stuff and I have always thought this had a big dollop of lavender in it too. I can’t even think what notes have blended to give such a striking scent reference to it but there it is. Even when I know it’s not a major player I still smell it.
If I were going for analogy (and clearly I am) I’d be telling you it smells like leaving a cool, after rain forest and heading into a garden. Herbs on one side, flowers on the other. Tsora starts out quite wild and slowly relaxes into a lightly shaded, comfortable garden seat. You might have even rubbed some leaves with your legs and fingers. The garden smells alive and fecund.
Completely unisex but leaning slightly towards traditional modern menswear. Not manly though. No chest beating neanderthal would want to smell like this. Urbane and clever women and men. They like to stand out for quality, not for weirdness.
Way back in 2013 Azar did such a fun review of Tzora on APJ. Definitely worth a reread.
Did you ever fall for one of the Anat Fritz fragrances?
To quote the wonderful Swedish poets “Gimme gimme gimme”
Sounds heavenly as we in the northern hemisphere tip toe into spring
HA! Alityke, you are hilarious.
Yes, it will be a perfect spring accompaniment.
Yes! I’ve tried Tzor’a and discussed it here: https://scentsandsensibilities.co/2019/09/30/scent-sample-sunday-a-pop-up-anat-fritz-tzora-and-berdoues-trefle-vetiver/. I liked it a lot! I do think it leans more masculine than feminine, but not excessively so.
Tzora does lean toward our modern tradition of masculine, still it smells wonderful on people who aren’t men or don’t identify as a dude too.
PS: Nice piece.
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Possibly not my thing, but the bottle is well wacky! A bit like camouflage netting.
HA! Yes, for those nights hiding in the jungle from the government Vanessa.