Gallivant perfumes just launched and the line includes only 4 fragrances inspired by the freedom to wander and travel. Nick Steward, the founder, has two decades of experience in the fragrance industry and his most recent role was creative director of L’Artisan Parfumeur. Gallivant fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Karine Chevallier and Giorgia Navarra and composed at the Art et Parfum sourcing house in Grasse which was founded by the legendary perfumer, Edmond Roudnitska.
The perfumes are packaged in minimal 30ml bottles, very travel friendly, and the boxes are simple with a map of the city they represent.
The first four fragrances are inspired by Brooklyn, Istanbul, London and Tel Aviv, all cool, creative, stylish and interesting places to visit and wander in.
The fizz of an urban playground.
Notes: lemon and orange juice, magnolia and transparent flowers, musks.
Musky and citrusy, fresh and ozonic, it opens with a citrus blast, bright and sunny with a hint of tomato leaf. The blend of flowers and orris root in the heart remind me of the scent that freshly washed clothes have when you hung them out in the sun to dry , and the delicate musks enhance this feeling. The woody ambery base is very comforting and relaxing like sinking in your couch after a long day out with friends.
An Orientalist’s fantasy expressed in a modern script.
Notes: cardamom, geranium and patchouli heart, vanilla and amber
Spicy and sweet, it opens with a waft of bergamot and cardamom that transport me into a sweet shop where I’m ready to but a large portion of freshly baked Baklava before I set off to wander in the market hunting for spices and leather goods. Very aromatic with a sweet patchouli heart, if you like Orientals that are unique this one is perfect for you.
Rain, shine, touch of grit, dash of glam.
Notes: cucumber, Rose de Mai absolute, leather
London is all about rain, roses, green parks and old buildings. The watery top notes give you the feeling of walks in the park just after pouring rain, when everything is bright and clean and roses blooming fresh and pink. Your leather jacket slightly wet from droplets falling from the trees as you make your way into an old tea house with wooden furniture for a nice cup of tea. If you like leather- floral fragrances you will thoroughly enjoy this as these two basic ingredients are wonderfully combined.
Mediterranean warmth and gusto.
Notes : clementine, jasmine sambac absolute, musks and deer’s tongue absolute
My favourite of all four perfumes. I’ve never been to Tel Aviv but if this is how it smells like it won’t be long until I book a ticket. Bright and sunny with rich white flowers, captivating and blooming while surrounded by sparkling citruses. The ylang in the heart is almost caramelised and the warm musky base leaves an unforgettable trail. Sexy and sparkling while being fresh and delicate, a perfect combination.
I am looking forward to more cities!