Fruity and floral with a somewhat exotic tinge to it. The Mirabell plum note dominates to the point where I can’t identify the florals in the mixture except for the freesia. I suppose that it’s the freesia that creates that trace of the exotic.
With the heart level, the jasmine / amber / woods march in and completely scatter the top notes. I don’t often experience such a quick shift of levels – first there’s a phalanx attack of the jasmine-amber very quickly followed by a filling up the empty spaces by the cedar and sandal… And I’m pretty sure I can smell the nougat from the base already in the heart level. The heart accords are as classic and long-lasting as the opening accord.
The base is light and yummy – the nougat still remains from its stint in the heart level, and the vanilla and musk come on strong. Since the stronger notes are the vanilla and nougat, the base gives the impression of MId’O being a gourmand. The base is a little weak on longevity.
Molinard’s Iles d’Or is seems so modern in its construction; hard to believe that it was introduced in 1929. But its use of notes and accords tell me that a lot of changes have been made since 1929 to the fragrance that I am smelling. If I ignore the structure that is overtly classical, I would say that this is quite a modern fruity floral with wood. Great scent... and I usually dislike fruity fragrances.
Pros: Excellent accords and performance. Seems modern.
Cons: I haven't found any."
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