Far From The Madding Crowd is the lightest juice; warm as summer, fresh as spring. A romantic picnic in the countryside. Botanics, deciduous fruits, wild flowers and woods. Meadows. Created by Miguel Matos it features notes of heliotrope, bergamot, petitgrain, eucalyptus, black cassis, myrtle, plum, jasmine, cedar, castoreum accord, musk and oakmoss. Far From The Madding Crowd is an eau de parfum, edp.
SARAH BAKER PERFUMES FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD REVIEWS
Sarah Baker: "... may well be my favourite of the S.BAKER line... The meadow may be alpine — it's' certainly a sheltered bowl of wild flowers, herbs and fruit trees surrounded by mountains and woods.... as I approach this perfect meadow scene, I realise that every flower and blade of grass is made of the softest finest suede..." -Helen Hardy, Instagram reviewer, @lowkeyhighflyer
Fragrantica: Opens very green but not quite wild, like a well-kept park or botanical garden, with the eucalyptus, oakmoss, and castoreum leading in the opening. It has a dewy, stemmy smell that would smell quite bitter and leathery if it wasn't for the juicy sweetness brought in by the fruity notes. There is a creamy undercurrent that probably come the florals and musk. Despite the "dirtiness" that castoreum, blackcurrant, and musk tend to bring to a fragrance, it smells very clean and fresh without fully veering into soap territory. All in all a really gorgeous scent that would never offend despite being fairly unique. It's not quite a powerhouse, so I don't think it would project at all in the winter but this makes it super wearable in all other seasons. Good for most occasions where a clean and polished look is the goal and is perfectly unisex.
Fragrantica: Roller coaster of sensations. I have a sample of this perfume. It has a duration of about 9 hours, a high intensity output that remains at medium intensity after an hour. For me it is a roller coaster of olfactory sensations. The first moment I put on this perfume comes a wave of very aromatic green notes, a lot of eucalyptus, myrtle, petit grain, all the green aromas that arrive with intensity. At first I thought or wondered if the whole perfume would be like this, but as the intensity decreases, we can begin to enjoy the fruity tones where we have a currant and plum note, very well accompanied by the floral tones that accompany and decorate the fruits in a very nice way. Of course, it is a way of playing with the evolution of aromas that is very interesting, very special. It is a very unisex perfume. For me it is a perfume so ambiguous in aromas that I could use it all year round. From the feminine side I have to say that it has been very interesting to me, at first because of that herbal element I thought that this perfume could be masculine but later when the fruit and floral aromas come into play I felt very comfortable with the perfume.
Fragrantica: A lovely grassy green opening. Reminds me of a roll in the hay! This one’s a lil dirty. As in fertilizer, dead leaves and dirt but in a good way. Like a hot, sweaty, gorgeous farmhand just in from the fields. But then an oily, indolic jasmine moves in and doesn’t leave. It's the same note in Jungle Jezebel and Lanvin Rumeur (2006). I was really looking forward to this one. The opening is awesome! If you like indolic jasmine and grassy green notes I say go for it.
Fragrantica: This fragrance reminds me of what Vivian Leigh's terrace garden probably smelled like in the 1961 movie "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone." It's very green, warm, and mossy. I definitely pick up on the floral notes, but it's more like the stems of the flowers actually. There is a slight sweetness present throughout the longevity that's always sitting in the background. This is a very beautiful and well crafted composition by the talented Miguel Matos. Great for warmer weather and for daytime casual occasions. I received a sample several weeks ago and me and my office staff were in awe over how beautiful it smelled, so I made the leap and purchased a full bottle. I'm pleased FFTMC is part of my collection.
Fragrantica: This is a wonderful fragrance that stands out from so many of the fresh fragrances out there. It's very light, which makes it ideal for informal occasions, gadding about or for professional situations where you're keen to smell good but not overpowering. As you might expect from the name, it's very much about meadows and countryside. What's notable is that it manages to have a tad of sweetness in there (the cassis, I imagine) but its overarching sensibility is very green and herbal, slightly spiky. In fact, even though there are notable woody notes in there, it's this herbalicious aspect that stays with you. Even the floral notes have a decidedly wild, meadow flower vibe. It reminds me a lot of some of those great botanical craft gins out there. No, not because it smells like booze, but the way in which there is an almost gourmand aspect to these green, herbaceous notes (I think the eucalyptus and myrtle have something to do with it). You smell it and almost experience a sense of them on your palate. Certainly the thing to go with an icy jug of Pimms or a G&T on some rolling lawn.