The Parisian design house called Miller et Bertaux presented along its history a very special way of promoting their olfactory creations, in which the tagline “from out trips, with love” represents only a hint in relation to some beguiling voyages. After Green, green and green and A quiet morning, the time and place has arrived to discuss No. 2 Spiritus/Land, one of their early releases.
With an ambiguous year of introduction (supposedly 1998), No. 2 Spiritus/Land is a woody aromatic unisex fragrance, characterized by an aroma of spicy ginger infused with a hint of incense. I sampled it because, as part of my research on “incense-based” scents, I needed to exhaust every contender in this niche.
To my pleasant surprise, I discover a special fragrance, not dominated by incense, but one in which this interesting note is promoted as a blend between pungent ginger and woody notes. The opening in Spiritus/Land is embodied by a mix of ginger and pepper, in which although the first fights for prominence, it is slightly offset by the spicy aroma. In order to perceive one of the most interesting parts of this scent, you will need to wait until it finally dries down to an enchanting aroma that features the incense, combined with woods.
No. 2 Spiritus/Land listed top notes are: bergamot, rosemary and incense; its heart is lavender, rose, geranium, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon and ginger; its base notes are patchouli, teak wood, sandalwood and tobacco. With respect to the final phase, the aroma of tobacco is very exquisite and subtle, emerging only in the extreme dry down.
The flacon that holds Spiritus/Land represents the signature Miller et Bertaux’s bottle, with a simple design and dominated by a minimalistic white and grey color scheme. Overall, I would recommend No. 2 Spiritus/Land for all true lovers of incense, however do not expect to encounter the typical fragrance of this kind.
Miller et Bertaux No. 2 Spiritus/Land Perfume Details
- No. 2 Spiritus/Land by Miller et Bertaux is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Aromatic
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 1998
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual