Jury Duty. Does anyone look forward to it? I don’t. I haven’t been called that often (you can read about one time here and another here) but I always show up. A week after my birthday I received a phone message telling me that I needed to call in to The rest, please…
Hi Perfumed Posse Peeps! What’s up? Well, the North is in the throes of the end of Summer and we Down Under are heading rapidly towards spring. SPRING!! So I wanted to chat about Amoureuse, a fragrance that perfectly fits the mid seasons for me. Wearable as a reminder of Spring, or during spring, all weather really but particularly perfect in the mids.
Amoureuse by Michel Roudnitska for Parfums DelRae 2002
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
BaseNotes gives these featured accords:
Top: Tangerine, cardamom
Heart: French tuberose, French jasmine, Tahitian ginger lily
Base: Oakmoss, honey, sandalwood
I think we need to look at the perfumer today Michel Roudnitska, extremely talented son of Edmond (Femme, Diorissimo, Eau Sauvage, La Parfume de Therese, Eau d”Hermes) and a fine perfumer in his own right. Michel created Noir Epices, Shiloh and Magnolia Grandiflora Michel as well as a few of the DelRae frags. Clearly a modern master in his own right.
Tangerine and cardamom, it’s not really the open because already Amoureuse is all sexy, dirty, green and breathy white flowers with urinous honey straight out of the gate. Amoureuse opens freaky, no other word for it, and I can’t get enough. Disgusting and gorgeous play against each other, vibrating until gorgeous wins out after about 15-20 minutes and suddenly you are being blown about by a tropical storm of beautiful wet white flowers that still talk of the bedroom but softer, languid, hot air and white beaches, blue sky and al fresco dining as the year thaws from winter. My skin throws a very narcissus accord at this point, both green and piercingly beautiful that hints at both flower and stalk, sappy, broken and fresh cut.
The heart is wonderful in Amoureuse, yes just like falling in love Amoureuse tends to make me giddy, happy, energetic and magically gorgeous. Amoureuse is a glamour all of its own. Like adding a patina of the sultry overblown fecund Empress from the tarot deck. Amoureuse is spring, from the earth to the trees and flowers, the uncontrollable urge to reproduce and the brilliant pumping, birthing and growing of new life.
The spicy green is maintained all through the life of Amoureuse, though not a bitter green, no spiky or hard edges because Amoureuse is about cardamoms softness and plush green depths creating shadow to the bright high flying florals lights.
Lasting and projection are excellent with Amoureuse, you can easily overspray so do exercise restraint until you work out how your body reacts with it. My usually scent eating body will still be wafting a generous quantity of fragrance if I do a spritz to my chest and one to my wrists and smoosh after I finish work for the night, so 6 hours later still quite fragrant and in the morning I’ll wake with quite a good hint of sandalwood and honey with the merest memory of the white flowers.
I hope you enjoyed today’s fragrant meanderings. If you liked this then jump on over to Australian Perfume Junkies and say hi. We love visitors there too.
Photos Stolen Wikipedia