Spice Bazaar is like a cube of the driest, most aromatic cedar in existence balanced on top of a pyramid of hot red spice. Riding the intersection between fresh and dirty, it recalls both the forest and the souk. Its myriad of hot spices spark off cool, aromatic ones to create an interesting dual effect that will keep you engaged all day long.
The yuzu strikes first, its volatile, lemony fizz hitting the back of one’s throat like a freshly-peeled lime, followed quickly by the gin-and-tonic snap of juniper berry. After the citrus lightshow, the real star emerges: a toasted nugget of aromatic cedar, its grain rubbed with a dense paste of fiery saffron, cumin, and black pepper. The contrast with the cooling, aromatic top is striking, whetting the appetite for the warm resins beneath. A subtle cumin note flits in and out, adding a skin-like muskiness that comes across as sensual rather than sweaty. Spice Bazaar is a blast: a rare scent that will keep you cool and get the blood pumping, all at the same time.
Juniper, yuzu, rosemary, ginger, cedar, cinnamon, cumin, black pepper, vanilla, saffron