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Carissa (2012)
by PK Perfumes


Carissa information

Year of Launch2012
AvailabilityIn Production
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HousePK Perfumes
PerfumerPaul Kiler

About Carissa

Carissa is a feminine perfume by PK Perfumes. The scent was launched in 2012 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Paul Kiler

Reviews of Carissa

Stardate 20190814:

Pimiento , burnt meat. Seems like half finished version of Red Leather.

14th August, 2019
A very green start followed by a bouquet of flowers. The same rubbery tuberose as in his TNT but here is paired with rose and jasmine and some other note that I'm not familiar, which seems to be the smell of carissa flower which will become more dominant over the first hour. Now there are two things that contrast each other, the sweet myrrh and a salty note, probably from ambergris. I haven't smelled or even heard about the carissa flower until now, but I can say it's really not amongst my favorites or just this blend doesn't work for me.
02nd August, 2018
Not having lived in southern California, I had never heard of the Carissa flower, described by perfumer Paul Kiler as a "white, five petal flower…its smell is heavenly, like gardenia and jasmine."

It of course dominates the perfume it is named after, smelling very like jasmine, but with a dry green note that gives it a very spring-like, uplifting appeal,not at all heavy, as white florals may tend to be. The slightly mentholated tuberose and a hint of neroli supports it beautifully, without over-powering it. The base is a restrained mixture of sandalwood, myrrh, musk, opoponax, and ambergris, which gives the dry down subtle depth.

Unfortunately, I do not detect the green rose note that other reviewers deem prominent. What I do detect is a lovely, light addition to the world of white florals.

A very palpable hit!

07th January, 2015

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