I think someone broke my sample. Or more clearly the juice inside. This was made by Mr. Duchafour and as I said the other day, there is almost nothing of his I don't like - and I was already starting to worry I put my foot in my mouth. Luckily for me, that wasn't true but it was a bumpy ride for a while (almost an hour!).
Notes: neroli, violet leaves, bergamot, cedrat, cardamom, pink pepper, orange, jasmine, tuberose, rose peach blossoms, orchid, sandalwood, cedar, white musk, vanilla.
It seems there is never a shortage of notes in Mr. Duchafour's creation. :)
It started great, like a bitter jasmine (or possibly some other white flower, orange blossom included) and then, not 5 minutes into it, it morphed into a powdery violet. And remained like that. What?! I'm not a violet fan (especially in this talc manner) and this is the part where it got scary for me. I mean, everyone was singing praises for this and I'm getting a violet thingy?! A nice violet thingy (actually made me wonder if I might find this violet wearable) but still - a violet?!
That's why I thought someone broke my sample juice.
It helps though when you know that really good perfumes are going to change, so I waited. For almost an hour but was it worth it!
After the passing of violet, things started happening and I was beginning to enjoy the ride for real. None of the notes seemed especially prominent but they all seemed to be there at some point in time. I was waiting for an orange blossom tropical seductiveness and I got it. Not the orange blossom or tropical but seductiveness made by rose, jasmine, juicy orange, probably orchid as well but I cannot say for sure since I'm not positive yet on the orchid smell.
The drydown on this smells like an opening on something, it's that good and strong. Reminded me a bit of Ninfeo Mio due to sweetness and floral juiciness. And each time I smell my arm, I'm seduced more and more.
Turns out, I can live with violets on me. :)
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