It’s Berlin – think carefree summers, swimming at the Strandbad Wannsee with fresh water hitting the skin. Gritty urban living in brutalist apartment blocks, concrete, elegant parquet floors. Modern bohemians in leather, smoke, spices, cups of black tea, inside and underground. A city where you can be decadent, poor-but-sexy.
Berlin is a play of light and dark, opening with zingy top notes of grapefruit, clementine, and lemon, all the rinds glistening with oils. There’s a zip from schinus molle ? a piquant flushed fruit akin to pink pepper. An airy black tea leads the transition from the spicy-fresh to the darker underbelly of cedarwood and Haitian vetiver. Perfectly disheveled with a level of edge, Gallivant’s Berlin transports you to the defiant, provocative heart of the city.