Betrothal (1895)
    by Grossmith

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    Betrothal Fragrance notes

    Citrus notes, Rose de Mai, Jasmine from Grasse

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    Relaunched in 2011 to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton in 2011. The original Betrothal was created in 1893 to celebrate another Royal engagement and wedding.

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    This is precisely the sort of perfume for which the word 'lovely' was invented. With its central accord of a powdery, translucent rose - bolstered by a generous dose of geranium and a base of understated woods - it instantly triggers a domino chain-reaction of thoughts and words associated with springtime: sunshine, warmth, new beginnings, open smiles... they're all in there. But what also comes across is a sense of over-familiarity. The uplifting citrus of the opening recalls No 5 Eau Premiere. The wide-eyed freshness of the heart veers into the territory of Géranium Pour Monsieur. The breathy sweetness of the whole feels like a nod to Habit Rouge. Of course, there's nothing intrinsically wrong with this: perfumes make reference to other perfumes all the time. However, great fragrances also need to have a strong sense of their own distinct identity. Betrothal is charming, cheerful and - here's that word again - quite lovely. But I just wonder if it's striking enough to be re-released into today's oversaturated market.

    [Review based on 2011 re-issue.]

    11th November, 2011

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