Séville à l'Aube (2012)
    by L'Artisan Parfumeur






    Séville à l'Aube Fragrance notes

    Petitgrain, Petitgrain citronnier, Orange blossom, Beeswax, Incense resinoid, Luisieri lavender, Siam benzoin resinoid

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    Colin Maillard
    Italy Italy

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    Full, rich, round, cloying accord of waxy resinous vanilla in Duchaufour's opulent gourmand style. Which here is however not really played well for me, I find the composition more close to a nauseating mess wth a weird evolution – and personally I totally miss like half of the ingredients which are supposed to be here. I don't know where lies the problem exactly (a gallon of benzoin?) but I surely do not like this – but I guess that if you are into Duchaufour's style, than on the contrary you may like it.

    5/10

    11th April, 2014 (Last Edited: 12 April, 2014)

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    There is a restrained brightness in the opening, with petitgrain prominent, but soon a gentle orange blossom takes over as the driving force of this creation. A bit of lavender is added, and after the first four hours a slightly richer resinous tone adds a bit more substance. Nonetheless, this remains a fairly light scent for warmer days. Good silage and projection with an unexpectedly excellent longevity of nearly nine hours on my skin - the latter tilts it to the positive score.

    09 January, 2014

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    teardrop
    England England

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    Orange Groves Under a Clear Blue Sky.

    l had to try this one after reading Denyse Beaulieu's wonderfully entertaining book "The Perfume Lover", which describes in delicious detail the story behind it & its creation by Bertrand Duchaufour.

    The opening is a fresh blast of petitgrain, candied orange blossom & waxy zest, quickly joined by a subtle lavender note. Shortly after, there's an undercurrent of something deeper, resinous & mineral-like. Another reviewer mentioned a "wet stone" note, which describes it very well. From here the scent stays fairly linear for several hours on me, slowly sweetened up by a vanillic benzoin in the base. The incense note is very faint, but the creamy blossoms are still present nine hours in as it's fading.

    An interesting & rather lovely spring/summer scent, this does not have the syrupy sweetness of Lutens' Fleur d'Oranger, nor does it emphasise the metallic facets of orange blossom, as in Profumum's Neroli, for example. lt may not conjure up images of sex as many seem to have expected, but for me this does not matter. lt does conjure up the beauty & romance of real orange groves under a clear blue sky, & that in itself is reason enough for me to wear & love it.

    07 June, 2013

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    iivanita
    Croatia Croatia

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    simple , very nicely done orange flower theme

    this reminded me the most of BY Kilian Sweet redemption, BUT its much nicer done,

     

    opens up with green orange flower absolute, bitter, refreshing and green, then goes into beautiful orange flower soliflore, with not that much sweetnes as in Kilian, and no powdery notes from opoponax, as in Killians, but instead it holds beautiful olibanum note that gives it elegance , and that luxury touch every perfume must have.

    Pros: perfectly blended
    Cons: if you dont like orange flower

    23 May, 2013

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    Possum-Pie
    United States United States

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    Disappointing

    Very sharp green and Orange Blossom opening...almost vetiver green, Dries down quickly to warm benzoin, beeswax, and orange blossom.  I like it, but it loses its uniqueness

    Pros: Very nice Sharp floral top, boring dry-down
    Cons: too linear after a few minutes.

    19 May, 2013

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    vegangirl
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    Given the story I'd expected something a lot more sensual and erotic like a modern take on vintage Narcisse Noir or even something close to Lutens Fleurs d'Oranger. It's not offensive or bad, very run of the mill orange blossom that failed to impress me.

    16 April, 2013

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