Perfumer Phillippe Romano (Inter Parfums) has created a new men’s fragrance, First Instinct, for American apparel brand Abercrombie & Fitch that will launch in 2016.
First Instinct perfumer, Phillippe Romano, said: “I wanted to create a modern fragrance that balances both the fresh elements of fougère with oriental warmth. All the notes together, create a scent with worldwide appeal for the Abercrombie & Fitch man and beyond.” First Instinct, an oriental fougère, is intended for “the confident man who is not afraid to express his feelings.”
Top notes include an aromatic gin & tonic accord combined with Kiwano melon.
Middle notes offer spicy Szechuan pepper, airy violet leaves and tangy citrus.
The basenotes are comprised of sueded musk with raw amber.
The clear glass bottle with silver-grey juice has the appearance of undulating water. A silver plate displaying the brand and fragrance names adorns the side of the bottle which is completed by a striated silver cap.