Unpredictable and Mischievous. Like the raw edge of fine silk, perfumed accords subvert olfactory expectations while seducing the senses...
Top : Pink pepper, Morello Cherry
Middle : Orange Blossom
Base : Praline, Patchouli
Scent Style : Girly, Frisky, Vibrant, Sophisticated and chic
An exclusive new addition to the coveted Valentina line, with its first fragrance having been released in 2011 and the latest on released in May of 2017, Blush marks an intuitive new chapter to the collection that taps more into emotions than intellect or logic, with a more vibrant, current, youthful yet elegant statement. It stays true to the original idea of the Valentina line, in which Alexis Dadier begins to explore a gourmand baby-sweet edge to a radiant-heavenly-floral heart present in all of the Valentina scents. With a sharp spicy opening that compels heads to turn in the direction of the wearer, it provides a window into the personality of a woman who is young at heart, but wise and elegant beyond her years with a style that is bold and timeless. Though this scent isn't particularly unique, I am slightly partial to the Valentina line, for it gave us a definitive stamp of all thats feminine, classic, absolutely beautiful and oh so chic. Needless to say that the new blush bottle is totally irresistible, and makes a strong statement as a bright spring summer scent to have in your wardrobe or better yet, a scent to give as the perfect gift to a woman you love and admire.
Pink pepper and cherry opening is soft spicy, as it leads way to an orange blossom heart that is very fragrant and projects far and wide. The fragrance is rounded off with a candied sweet praline base with freshness of patchouli.
Osmanthus Absolute is the yellow-brown viscous substance which is synthesised from Osmanthus Blossom. In its natural floral state it gives of a peachy-apricoty whiff and upon extraction of the absolute, it imparts soft, sensuous, succulent and moth-watering note in perfumery.
Osmanthus Absolute is an expensive raw material but worth investing owing to its unique olfactory profile as well as its effect to deepen and accentuate milky-creamy laconic florals which it pairs well with to create velour effect.
The essence of Osmanthus naturally contains cis-jasmine (a white-floral note), gamma-decalactone, and various deca-lactones (peachy-milky notes) and several other ionone derivates, which accounts for its violet-sweetness.
The waxy undertones create a smooth veil and an almost gourmand quality to this accord.
The olfactive beauty of Osmanhus particularly reflects the leathery floral aspects that lend a refinement and complexity and a lot of depth. Imagine plum wrapped in suede and what you get is this animal/gourmandy note.
In perfumery we can observe the rich nuance of Osmanthus in several iconic creations such as Ormond Jayne Osmanthus, Hermes Osmanthe Yunnan, Gucci Flora, Serge Lutens Datura Noir, Davidoff Echo, CK Escape, Jean Patou 1000...and many more.
I tested the absolute variety and the one mixed in 10% dilution in Alcohol to understand all its nuances carefully.
Introduction - Weekend with Gabrielle Chanel
The newest iconic scent from Chanel that is spun around the story of the woman before she was "Coco"...with a magnificent display in the heart of The Dubai Mall with three dimensional perspective art recreating the unmistakable bottle. I walked in with a sense of purpose - to rediscover one of the most famous women in fashion history and her spirit that continues to inspire generations, and I walk out clutching my very own bottle of Gabrielle Chanel.
"I decided who I wanted to be and that is who I am"
These famous words belong to Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel, who was a true rebel, passionate and self-ruling with a radiant personality that continues to awe-inspire more than a century later. Her non-conformist attitude and avant-garde spirit serves as an example to women of today, needless to say she is my personal inspiration too. It's her uniqueness that has paved way for us and has given us the definitive, timeless, haute, elegant yet powerful meaning of the word 'style' as know of today...more coming up on this scent that encases the spirit of Gabrielle.
Chanel house perfumer Olivier Polge developed Gabrielle. Chanel describes Gabrielle as “an imaginary flower — a radiant and sparkling, purely feminine Chanel blossom based on a bouquet of four white flowers: a rich, enveloping heart of exotic Jasmine shimmers with the fruity green notes of Ylang-Ylang, while fresh and sparkling Orange Blossom shines through, offering a glimpse of Grasse Tuberose captured at its finest.” You may also be able to smell blackcurrant, grapefruit zest, mandarin peel, sandalwood and white musk.
At the core of all Chanel fragrances is an extraordinary floral bouquet of rich and finest raw materials that radiate with naturalness, sometimes with a fresh-sparkly boost like in Chance or with fruity-sweetness like in Coco Mademoiselle, so its no surprise that Gabrielle captures the glory of this creamy-dewy luminous floral heart of tuberose, jasmine, and orange blossom and takes the form of something more solar. It is hard to discern one ingredient from another but the overall effect that evokes nostalgia, makes you reminisce of an era gone by but feels very real in the now, of something or someone who is ageless, timeless, effortless and transcendent.
It remains fairly linear and close to skin but maintains a beautiful sillage.
Gabrielle is the type of scent that BECOME YOU AS YOU BECOME IT.
A scent that is sheer yet very present, it warms up to the type of person you are or the type of occasion so wear this to work while in a power suit, or wear this to your kid's dance recital or wear this on an evening out with a stunning dress.
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