Hiya Perfume Posse! Coup de Foudre is Parfums DelRae’s “bolt of lightning”, or as we better know it, Love At First Sight. Now I have been falling in love at first sight for decades. When it comes to love I can be shallow as a mirrors reflection. So I think I will be able to give you a real and hearty post today with all the knowledge that decades of practice can bring.
Coup de Foudre by Yann Vasnier for Parfums DelRae 2010
Parfums DelRae gives these featured accords:
Top: Baie Rose, Bergamot, Italian Lemon ‘sfumatrice’, Pink grapefruit
Heart: Rose de Mai France Orpur absolute, Purple peony, Egyptian Jasmin absolute, Magnolia Orpur
Base: Tonka Venezuela, Vetyver, White moss, Velvet musks
Coup de Foudre is one of the few French fragrance names that I trust myself to say, even then I probably mangle the holy shit outta it. Oh well, we are here for fragrance, not inflection.
Wet roses, ice cold fizzy lemonade, the chill of florists fridges. Sparkling like the crystals on a chandelier. The peony is soft and dry, like rubbing a fully opened peony flower against your cheek. Something in the fragrance starts to warm it up in the heart. It’s a cotton velvet kind of furry. Sleek, glamorous but a little plush.
I find something ever so slightly charred in Coup de Foudre, as if you are smelling a rose in the garden and there is charcoal dug into the earth. It’s a damp smoke smell. Yes, I have described it poorly built I can only work within the parameters of my vocabulary.
No matter what else happens in this lovely scent roses are the central role and continue to bloom through to dry down. There they become ever so slightly cut through with a snappy, fresh cut stalk scent and cool white musks. As to the longevity problems I keep reading about, they don’t affect my wear. I get about 2-3 fragrant hours and a couple of super close rose & twig hours.
From Parfums DelRae “My objective with ‘Coup de Foudre’ was to create a perfume that captures the ultimate beauty of the rose, as you find in nature— deep, luscious, fresh, bright and completely intoxicating. So stunning, that when you first discover this perfume, you feel immediately that it is ‘love at first sight’ ….. coup de foudre!”
When you want rose do you want it ethereal of dense?
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