Notes, from Bois de Jasmin, of Chinese orange, nutmeg, candied mandarin, orange peel, smoky tea, labdanum, tonka bean and ambergris.
When first applied, I get a lot of the orange notes, but there is nothing sweet or citrusy about this after it’s been on a bit. The orange becomes a whisper, hidden behind the darker elements in this perfume. It’s like being in a dark house that is warm and comforting, with a little cold breeze and one ray of sunshine coming through the window and hitting the floor.
As much as I did NOT like Chypre Rouge, it just went bad on me, Mandarine-Mandarin is everything I wanted Chypre Rouge to be, though they aren’t the same in composition — just the feel of MM is what I wanted CR to be. It’s at once bitter and a little sweet, dark and a little light. Definitely unisex, complex and constantly changing while retaining the tension between the notes. It’s a great composition, shadows of notes constantly shifting in contrast to each other.
When I went by my husband after spritzing on a cloud of this, he really liked it, and he doesn’t notice many perfumes I wear. If he did, he would be commenting about every hour as I put on something else.
I’ll be giving away a sample of this. Just drop a comment here, and I’ll do a drawing next week for the winner.
Winnner of the four Profumum samples is — Oscar.
The two winners of the L’Artisan Tea for Two samples last week (I know, I’m slow) are: Rhonda and Rachael.
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