Champaca (2002)
    by Ormonde Jayne






    Champaca Fragrance Notes

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    gimmegreen
    Netherlands Netherlands

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    Another creation of great subtlety from Linda Pilkington; no blaring floral here.
    This one suspends the creamy loveliness of the champak blossom on the comforting notes of the lightest of green teas, bamboo and dry basmati rice – a precious flower resting on gossamer layers. One drifts in and out of its spell, with the scent fading into the background and then coming up again in swells during the day. The lightness of touch made me think of it primarily as a warm weather perfume, but it shows its worth equally well in the enclosed spaces of winter.

    12 July, 2012

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    Mimi Gardenia
    United States United States

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    A good ,standard ,floral fragrance but I do actually find it a little boring. Neroli and fressia - sweet ,gourmand ,pretty sheer and airy to me. Not very heavy on the champaca - needs more punch if it's going to be called 'Champaca' . Not for me but its beauty is appreciated .

    05 July, 2010

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    cheryl
    Canada Canada

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    What Vibert said. I am wearing this on one wrist, and Chanel Chance on the other. And maybe I'm crazy, but this seems to be what Chance was trying to be. (Official notes not similar....but I feel a structural resemblance.) This is much much nicer. It's bright. It's sweet. It's has a understory of woodiness. It doesn't add up to the oriental poetry the notes suggest..but is a light dance in springtime florals. I wear when I head out into the garden...currently it's May on the West Coast of Canada. Like others have mentioned, it is a simple affair. It's not compelling, but is easy going.

    08 May, 2010

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    angelica
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

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    This is what a gourmand should be - an elegant floral with a hint of something edible, in this case Kheer.

    06 September, 2009 (Last Edited: 26 September, 2012)

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    jekkah
    United States United States

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    This is a wonderfully warm, happy floral that is not in the least heavy or cloying. It does have a bit of a gourmand feel, but is not heavy like many gourmand fragrances can be. It wears well in fall and spring; I think of it as a protective, comforting scent for when it's too warm to pull out the cashmere-woods-vanilla-spices big guns.

    23 February, 2009

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    Jemimagold
    United States United States

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    Champaca a well–blended delicate fragrance from which I could detect notes of orange blossom, pepper, tea and amber with an overlay of wood. It seems very cozy, elegant and warm, and is the olfactory equivalent of wearing a favorite cashmere sweater while going antiquing on a cool Saturday afternoon in the fall. I think someone who likes Mona di Orio’s Amyitis or Robert Piguet’s Visa would enjoy wearing Champaca

    01st May, 2008 (Last Edited: 04 May, 2008)

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