Bergamot, green tea, cedarwood - yes, for openers! However, where is the jasmine in the note tree? The center around which the three other notes swirl and finally succumb to, worshipping at its feet?
Very very light composition, or as Turin puts it a "quiet jasmine." For me, however, it is too quiet. The tea and bergamot disappear quickly, leaving the non-invasive cedar wood to somehow keep the extremely light jasmine from disappearing altogether.
Don't be fooled, this is not a strong jasmine, such as one finds in Olene and A La Nuit. This is so light that it almost defies detection.
I imagine it needs to meld with a particular flesh in order to be at its best. Turin thinks it might be good for a man, but male flesh will not warm and diffuse this jasmine as will a woman's.
Underwhelming, but not terrible.
A sweet little Jasmin. What else can I say? meh.
Well, after a few hours it turns into a big Tea fragrance. It reminds me of CK1. So, CK1 with a big dollop of Jasmin; every house wants one of those eh?
The pour un Été starts is a crisp, cheerful lemon and green tea scent that transforms into a bright, transparent, lemony jasmine. Graceful, sweet-natured, and perfectly poised, this scent is a happy child playing in the summer sun. Simple and lovely.
Before falling down the rabbit hole of perfume addiction, I simply was a lover of good fragrances and used to buy one a time, consume it till the last drop and say goodbye for ever. In this way, perfumes are strongly associated to certain periods of my life and they prove very hard to be reviewed objectively on re-testing. Anyway, this precious little perfume doesn’t fail to be charming also after all these years.
It’s a pretty simple but perfectly balanced declination of fresh herbs- mint, grass- citrus and flowers- jasmine mostly, on a transparent, sweet, woody base. The tea note is, alas, more conjured up by the associations with jasmine, mint or citruses than really detectable on its own. Perfect when the temperature rises, ideal companion of an afternoon on the beach or a walk in the countryside.
What a lovely little thing. Lemony top over a jasmine and green tea all delicately arranged with superb balance. Delicate The Pour un Ete is, to the point of being an annoying tease as if always just about to disappear into thin air. The Pour un Ete cannot help but remind one of Bulgari's au The Vert. But The Pour un Ete is "prettier" and dispite it's seeming slightness reveals more real depth than the more obvious au The Vert. There are things to be found in The Pour un Ete I don't get from the other. Both scents are lovely but the delicacy, greater complexity and evident charm of The Pour un Ete win the day for it here. A thing of real beauty