Hey Perfume Posse. Seville a l’aube means Seville at dawn. When my mate Denyse from Grain de Musc brought out a book I was super thrilled and had it as soon as it could come to Australia. Then I bought a few and gave them to my mates for presents I enjoyed it so much. What a story, so full of fun and excitement, a real life lived well and the joy of being a fragrances muse. It doesn’t get much better than that. Then the fragrance came along a re-swept me off my feet.
Seville a l’aube by L`Artisan Parfumeur 2012
Seville a l’aube by Bertrand Duchaufour
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Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Aldehydes, Lavender, Petitgrain, Plant juice
Heart: Benzoin, Beeswax, Jasmine, Orange blossom, White blossoms
Base: Amber, Resin, Rose, Frankincense
I have a couple of bottles of Seville a l’aube, one of then is seriously depleted, and while cleaning up some stuff the other day I found an original 5ml decant that may have come from Denyse. It has gone the most starrrtling orange colour and when I spray it on it is mainly orange blossom, resins and honey. Extremely animalic and strong. It’s like I found a parfum version and maybe the alcohol has burned off and left mainly the juice.
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Having nearly finished this decant and still craving Seville a l’aube I grabbed my bottle out today and gave myself a few spritzes. Now I sit in a for of sensual orange blossom and a less aggressive animalic back story leaving much more space for the flowers and herbal bouquet to really shine. Bright, sweet and very pretty Seville a l’aube has a very glamorous sillage and projection is excellent for the first hour or so when it calms dramatically to a softer, friendlier floral warmed by the various resins, incense and vanilla. It’s so lovely I feel cradled within a fragrant cocoon and close my eyes to drift off as I sit on my sun warmed verandah in Sydney’s winter. Life is pretty good.
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I think I’ll start unpacking the books and re-read The Perfume Lover.
Have you read The Perfume Lover? What about Seville a l’aube, did it lure you?
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