Conjure this: vegetal, earthy liquid that is part tonic (as in the medicinal concept, not the quinine mixer), hint of bitters, salty-ish something that kicks the green toward seaweed. All connected by something which smooths it out, makes the herbal potion not only palatable, but pleasurable, in an umami sort of way.
What is "this"? In a cup, an iced green tea latte. On my wrist, Niki Saint Phalle parfum. Wonderful co-conspirators. Potions, each of them. Neither of them an easy down kind of thing. But compelling. And the more huffed or sipped, the more pleasure they offer. Your tongue adjusts. Your nose starts to tell you there's something sweet in there.
This is a simpatico pairing. Very similar, these two, and definitely complimentary.
image of a 16" factice from "Silke's Giant Factice World"
(available for purchase)
I used parfum strength Niki Saint Phalle, from a beautiful cobalt bottle with the intertwined snakes on top, which I scored from online auction last year. (Was the artist-perfumer conjuring a cadaceus there? What form of witchcraft this? Hmmm...) Just last week, I got some Niki in the edt. It behaves differently, in many of the ways you might expect. If you're doing this pairing, go with the parfum. The extra viscosity provides a suitable equivalent for the milkfat in the latte. Straight up green iced tea would probably be a nice accompaniment to the edt, though.
Sadly (yup, here it comes), Niki Saint Phalle is discontinued, but is at this point fairly readily available online.
My green tea latte was lightly sweetened and came from Starbucks.