Bizarre Brandy features top notes of cardamom, orange and ginger; middle notes of aged brandy, coffee and maple; and base notes of incense, cedarwood and tobacco. It is an eau de toilette, edt.
An excerpt from a review by Colognoisseur:
Last year’s release reminded me of the plum rum I make each year. Bizarre Brandy is reminiscent of the late Christmas Night brandy I enjoy. Perfumer Karine Dubreuil matches that with maple syrup and tobacco for a delightful late night treat.
Bizarre Brandy opens anything but strange with a spiced citrus accord of orange, cardamom, and ginger. What is nice about this is it lasts a very short time before the three keynotes arrive. First the booziness of the brandy and the sweet narcotic effect of dried tobacco are beautifully balanced. This is an appealing heart accord all on its own. Then Mme Dubreuil adds in a twist of maple syrup. This doesn’t smell like straight helichrysum but an accord containing that. Mme Dubreuil manages to up the sugary sweetness and a sense of viscosity with whatever she uses for this accord. The effect on the perfume is an oozing drizzle of syrup coating an unlit cigar and a snifter of brandy. This is a completely odd gourmand effect that engaged me thoroughly. In the base there is a reminder of the season as incense on a cedarwood foundation finishes Bizarre Brandy.
I think Bizarre Brandy is going to be a new Holiday party scent for me. It is everything that is fun about this time of year.