The trouble with Matthew seems to be just one of location and timing; wrong place, wrong time. He is, it’s true, never far away when things go wrong. Educated, he gallantly takes the blame without contestation and is mildly surprised to cause such a nuisance for the actions of his delightful twin sister. First appearances can be deceptive. This eau de parfum has a pedigree that is unexpected. Mandarin is open and fresh and sparkling, patchouli gives a base that is rich and darkening. In between it’s also breezy, dazzling, vibrant, a lesson in the very best of modern refinement. Easygoing and confident, this is a fresh fragrance of consequence. Made in England.
Editor's Notes: A citrus beauty, Cousin Matthew has a very bearable lightness of being. There's a dose of soapy clean green right through the fresh citrus heart of the eau de parfum, reminding us of the fresh steamed clean of Mugler's Cologne and Creed's Original Vetiver.