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Parfum #7: Blossom Almondine

The blossoms of Ylang-ylang are known to have many uses but their legendary status as the flower of all flowers continually fascinates perfumers the world over! That creamy alluringly-scented bloom forms the heart of this sexy gourmand fragrance, blended with delicious notes of almond and creme brulee then drizzled with late-summer honey upon a base of thickly sensual Indian patchouli resin and topped with a squeeze of tangerine EO.

Ma cousine et moi, we are simply obsessed with ylang-ylang, it is so perfectly beautiful and voluptuous, like the scent of warm skin during la nuit de passion. And so I thought it would be wonderful to add a bit of delicieux to this lovely mood - c’est si bon, ma cheres! I guarantee if you surround yourself with this delight then you will find yourself surrounded...avec l’amour!

Scent: Creamy almond foody floral.
Mood: Sensual, sexy gourmand.

 

MAGICKAL MEANINGS OF INGREDIENTS:

HONEY ~ Enticing, seductive; use to bewitch a straying or hesitant lover. Happiness, fulfillment.
ALMOND ~ Fertility, stamina, masculine energy, business success, money, prosperity, wisdom, intuition, insight, talisman for successful and fertile marriage.

YLANG YLANG ~ Strongly sensual, attraction, attention, irresistibly, soothes marital problems. Aphrodisiac, mood balancing, relaxation.
ORANGE/TANGERINE ~ Strong ‘magnet’ to attract men; eternal love, marriage, fruitfulness, thoughtfulness, happiness, tribute.
MILK/BUTTER/CREAM ~ Nurturing, soothing, eases troubled relationships. Goddess energy.
PATCHOULI ~ Soothes and uplifts; sensual, sexually stimulating, lust, fertility, money. Meditative and transforming.

 

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I didn’t wait for this to rest, so I am hoping this changes.  Soap.  I only am getting almond soap—no glorious ylang or orange or tangerine or honey.  I think I am going to shake this well and give it a few days.  Don’t freak at the first notes—its a blast of almond.  But it is drying down to soap at the moment.

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Yeah there is rather an almond KAPOW! at the beginning of this one.  But it feels very authentic to me.  In the vial I get that cherry-almond thing but on my skin it becomes a nutty-spicy kind of vibe.  I think it's the blending of the patchouli and the late summer honey making me think that.  The floral aspect is more of a depth and a weight than specifically flowery.  It's not particularly gourmand on me, though, perhaps because of the patchouli.  I like it, but not in the way I thought I would.  It may need some aging to fully meld.

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Really interesting perfume. As always with Mara’s creations, the magick is in the blending. Wet it’s a blast of nutty almond with very present patch. It’s not patch that makes me run screaming but it’s strong enough that this would not be one I reached for often despite almond being a favorite note for me.  In early stages I get no ylang.  After a few minutes I can start to smell the honey right around the edges. The patch starts backing down fairly quickly which is unique for patch , on me at least.

 

long drydown has less almond, less patch, more ylang and bit of light honey sweetness. Glad I went on the journey with this one as based on what I smelled in the vial, I wasn’t sure if I’d like it at all.

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This is all almond sweetness on me. Happily, I don't get much patch at all.  It feels heavy and creamy on me and is long-wearing.  I am not getting very much Ylang either, as others have mentioned. 

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On my skin, this is the Frenchy of the collection.

I really get a French parfume here. Like I just wandered into some petit magasin a paris and bought a little bottle of indy perfume. 

The almond is on top at first. The other notes are tightly woven and I get that smooth, light base of patch drift up a moment later. 

The longer dry down is something of a close embrace with foody and non-foody notes tightly intertwined together. 

The Ylang and cream are more of a feeling. All so discreetly settled together on my skin. 

This is what light and weighty feel like together. Very yin/yang. 

The fragrance insists on being present. But, is not overbearing. Its not trying to define me. 

IMO its almost a part of the LP variant type. LP French?

 

Romantic, sweetly sophicated, pretty and smooth. 

 

 

 

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Yin/Ylang. Lol

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7 hours ago, halo0073 said:

Yin/Ylang. Lol

Ha ha.... 

 

This one is so intresting. I keep going back to the vial for a sniff.

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This one is my favorite of the Frenchies! The citrus is only a tiny light blast at the very beginning which is fine by me - orange tends to start smelling like a bathroom on me, but I think that association is from those pure citrus essential oil air freshener sprays? Mercifully there's none of that here. I get a deliciously deep creamy almond blast that's not quite foodie I think because of the ylang even though it's not a note I can pick out individually. As the patch emerges, I get that spicy evocation as Luna mentioned. The long dry down features powdery honey on that soft almond base and it turns so smooth and yum and like a lightly spicy skin scent. Adore this one!!

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