Seduction disguised in elegance, rich yet carnal, vanilla indulgence that embalms your senses to reveal something exotic and entirely mesmerising....
Fève Délicieuse is an eau de parfum from the prestigious La Collection Privée by Dior. The name which literally translates as 'delicious bean' is spun around gorgeous Venezuelan Tonka Bean Absolute. This François Demachy creation is like the perfect gourmand fantasy. It starts with allure and intrigue brought to life by a bitter smoky vanilla. Demachy wanted to "celebrate the duality between its sweetness and its surprising touch of bitterness..." and in this fragrance that is exactly what we get, a vanilla thats sweet but also slightly rummy. The fragrances progresses brilliantly to a fresh yet ripened green heart made aromatic by cardamom, but it is the anise that shines forth without question, smelling as fresh as the plant’s bright green fronds. It further develops to a creamy fluffy stage which is the bi surprise for me in this scent. And this is where the magic starts for me. I go back for sniffs and love being wrapped in this creamy, fluffy, milk over hay envelope of aromas.
With the very first spray I experienced at the newly opened Dior Makeup boutique in my city, I knew this is one I need to add to my collection. Little did I know that it's lingering aroma that stayed with me till the next day, made me get it and shoot it the very next day. So here above is the very 'Delicious' Fève Délicieuse shot through my eyes...
Vanille Charnelle from Les Absolute D'Annick Goutal is one of the three from this exquisite collection of three four iconic creations, that bring to life four olfactory tales paying homage to the exceptional nature of the ingredients and to the finest art of perfumery.
Vanille Charnelle celebrates Vanilla, and as imagined by Annick's daughter Camille Goutal and her lifelong associate Isabelle Doyan, the scent aims to evoke a milky bath of rich almond milk infused with vanilla beans in which you would immerse yourself before a meeting with your lover. The perfect prelude to the most romantic encounter that awaits two lovers, and that special feeling of being wrapped in your lover's arms.
This scent plays up this imagery so vividly and beautifully that I had to have it as a part o my favourite Vanilla scents. The vanilla here is more creamy and nutty (almondy) than boozy and bitter. There is more silk than smoke and the seduction is more sensual than sexy. The spiciness is light with notes of pepper that quickly fade to a musky heart and a smooth dry down that stays with you till the next day....
I felt so inspired by these scents that my creativity just flowed as I shot these two individually beautiful fragrances that each showcase Vanilla in their individually unique ways....
A sunny citrus grove, sounds of a picturesque valley, bright mediterranean sun warms this sicilian landscape....and comforting and inviting aromas fill the air.
Top notes are lemon, tangerine, bergamot and cardamom; middle notes are guaiac wood, jasmine and lily-of-the-valley; base notes are amber, cedar and sandalwood.
Aromatic and fresh
My first impression of this fragrance and in fact the brand overall is that there is "careful - realistic" quality to it. I call it quality because it evokes the idea of a very personable creator that is sensitive to both his personal knowledge and quest of his art as well as the mind, taste, preference, emotion of the person that would purchase and wear it. It feels there is a personal touch with an intention to share his story while giving the wearer something unique and special.
And Sicilian Wood is indeed special as it is real, in terms of its citrus blend around which the fragrance is spun. The captivating blend of Tangerine, Bergamot and Citrus stays true and authentic while still creating a bold opening. The heart is made gently sweet by the lily of the valley while the jasmine is intoxicating. The woods make their appearance almost just as soon as the first quarter of an hour has passed. Though sandal and cedar create a soft woody profile, they do give this scent its distinctive character. Amber adds that much needed spike in a scent that would have otherwise remained unsurprising and adds a certain a warm facet to its overall profile, as if to evoke the sight of a citrus grove being warmed and nourished under a bright clear sun.
This is an effortless comforting scent, may be worn all day any day....while on a vacation, or at work or at play!
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