A niche perfumery house founded by a man who used to work for L’Oreal did not seem so out of the ordinary however what convinced me was the note founded in one of their perfumes. I imagine you already guess that it’s about incense, however this time with a distinct take on the topic.
As the name implies, Ulrich Lang is strongly tied with its founder and the city of New York. The house founded in 2003 presented their debit fragrance in 2003 (called Anvers) which was followed in February 2007by an extension of the brand named Anvers 2. Both were men fragrances, however only the second (a chypre floral) represents the topic of this post.
The list of notes I found for Anvers 2 is pretty comprehensive and includes: top notes of bergamot, lime, lemon, black pepper, rhubarb and cypress; heart of Bulgarian rose, jasmine, lily, mimosa, cedarwood, sandalwood and vetiver; and base notes of Tonka bean, vanilla, amber, musk, olibanum (frankincense) and oakmoss. And from the outside, I imagined that Anvers 2 might be a tender approach on incense.
But this was prior to actually sniffing then scent. And I admit that I was so wrong. Because Anvers 2 did not managed to produce me any emotion, not to mention that its sweetness from the mid development and dry down was a totally turn off. The official website describes is as “a sensual, warm and enveloping scent” and this seems to be exactly the case. Because if you prefer your incense well diluted in some floral facets, up to the point that you will not be able to recognize it, then Anvers 2 is your answer.
The bottle holding the essence sports a minimalistic design, in which the rounded shape of the flacon is fine completed by a transparent stopper and the soft brown label with the names. Overall, I would recommend Anvers 2 for a very discrete character.
Ulrich Lang New York Anvers 2 Perfume Details
- Anvers 2 by Ulrich Lang New York is available in 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is below average (1 to 6 hours) and the sillage is mild.
- Olfactory Group: Chypre Floral
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2007
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual