Skarb is the debut fragrance from the niche line Humiecki & Graef, and like every one of their creation it has a complex character. Introduced in November 2007 and developed by Christophe Laudamiel, the olfactory group assigned to this unisex fragrance is aromatic green. However do not expect the typical aromatic green, but more like “a fragrance of melancoly”, “inspired by the deep Slavic soul” as the posted descriptions in the official website in relation to this olfactory creation.
The word “skarb” means “treasure” in Polish and reportedly, for their initial scent, Sebastian Fischenich and Tobias Muksch solicited Mr. Laudamiel to develop a fragrance that encapsulates the condition of “how men cry”. The sources of inspiration were encountered in pictures from Slavic culture and the way in which this people manage melancholia and happiness.
With such a background, it was obvious that Christophe Laudamiel did not employed the classic olfactory pyramid, but a “star-shaped” structure that features lovage (a perennial plan, uncommon in perfumery), barley extract, sensual musk, myrrh, frankincense, roman chamomile, carrot seed, patchouli, orris, prune and absinth.
The perfume is available as Eau de Toilette concentrée, however this is sufficiently to provide more than 10 hours of persistence. The first sensation that I experience after spraying Skarb on my wrist was that of something green, and to be quite objective, I felt that this was not what I was looking for (I was totally seduced by Blask, my first perfume tested from Humiecki & Graef). Then, to my pleasure, Skarb developed into something complex within the first 20 minutes, which revealed the house’s touch and Christophe Laudamiel’s genius. The flacon that holds Skarb is simple and elegant, a signature bottle for Humiecki & Graef, characterized by the minimalist lines and rectangular shapes.
Overall, if you happen to love perfumes (“like” is not enough in here, sic!), there a good chance that you might find Skarb as one of your favorites.
Humiecki & Graef Skarb Perfume Details
- Skarb by Humiecki & Graef is available in 100 ml Eau de Toilette Concentrée Spray; the lasting power is above average (more than 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Aromatic Green
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 2007
- Perfumer: Christophe Laudamiel
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual