Absinth friends

Like the booze after which it's named Mark Buxton's Wood And Absinth fragrance, $195 (100ml), is not for the faint of heart or the timid of constitution. Nor will it be to everyone's taste, but if you want to stand out from "inspired by a Mediterranean summer" pack, a shot or two of this green fairy is in order. Buxton's talent lies in juggling the austere with the lavish and here, the bracing absinthe plays off against a warm heart of jasmine and a base of classic vetiver.  This is niche in all its uanapologetic glory. Drink it in.

Posted on June 23, 2013 .