SCENTS TO HAVE : Sortilège for women by Le Galion reformulated in 2014 from its original 1936 version
SCENTS TO HAVE is a section dedicated to a new (sometimes old) scents that I feel absolutely deserve a place in your perfume wardrobes, owing to the fact that they could either be extremely unique, ingenious, rare or a collector's dream.
A fragrance that contains more than 80 natural essences, and was created by the legendary Paul Vacher in 1936. It became an instant success when it was launched in Paris. After the war it was launched at the prestigious "Stork Jazz Club" of New York and was the preferred scent of one of the most famous icons of glamour in the history of Hollywood-Marilyn Monroe...please give it up for Sortilege.
Today Sortilège returns in a composition faithful to its origins, under the masterful creative direction of Nicholas Chabot and reformulated by Marie Duchene. The original floral aldehyde composition a la Chanel No.5 that was created in 1921 by Earnest Beaux.
Sortilege boasts of an intense and mesmerising trail of floral aldehyde, beginning with a soft blend of white flowers and ylang-ylang from Madagascar. The heart explodes with an explosion of flowers Egyptian jasmine, mimosa and narcissus. A cloud of powdery iris coupled with a fresh turkish rose creates an indulgent boudoir feel thats deepened by soft but sensual sandalwood. Overall this scent is classic but not old fashioned, though it certainly commands some appreciation of all things vintage or with heritage value from its wearer.
I, personally would be very selective about how and where I wear this. I find this scent full of mystery and history ad hence would make an occasion out of wearing it.
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