Hiya people of the POSSE! 1000 Flowers seemed to spring up out of nowhere and then after a brief moment in the light it went totally quiet. I remember distinctly that there were two amazing, critical success fragrances and then it felt like zip. When I went to have a look at the 1000 Flowers website though it seems to be humming along nicely and there are six fragrances to choose from now. When I first knew of the house I sampled todays fragrance and Narcotic Flowers, loved them and then bought 15ml bottles of both. Well Fleur No 1 has st in a box ever since, so today I opened it to relive the magic…
Fleur No 1 by Jessica Buchanan for 1000 Flowers 2011
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Green notes, galbanum, narcissus, hyacinth, iris, magnolia, violet
MMMMMM Galbanum and spring bulbs, I think narcissus absolute is the star in the opening. So green and slightly feral and backed by a lovely dollop of galbanum. The opening 5 minutes are quite big and with all that green going on I think it could be challenging. Imagine the cool opening of CHANEL No 19 without the softening sweetness of citrus. In Fleur No 1 it is cool and stark, refined and utterly elegant. After the initial fireworks the whole fragrance takes a step towards muted and I smell the violet/iris coming through, slipping in and sitting up the back of the room.
The galbanum plays softly through the heart, while a very background chorus wafts through and around. Fleur No 1 is very light, a whisper of clean green freshness that hangs around for a while and after about 2-3 hours it fades beyond my ability to smell. At this price though a respritz is no hardship.
Photo Stolen Flickr
What I found with Fleur No 1 was that splashed or dabbed it just didn’t last so I’ve decanted mine into an atomiser and when I spritz more juice gets on me, it seems to have a bigger scent and lasts way longer. A one hour respritz will lengthen the fragrance life to about 5 hours but don’t expect Fleur No 1 to be a BIG scent, it’s not.
There is no way on earth you could skunk anyone with this fragrance so I’m deeming it a perfect work or dinner scent. In Australia we are just cooling into winter and I love how the ultra green works in conjunction with the cool weather but for you guys up in the north this will be the PERFECT summer scent.
Photo Stolen Pixabay
Have you tried the 1000 Flowers range? Specifically, did you try Fleur No 1? Do you like green scents?