Fleurissimo is one of the scents in my collection I bought somewhat unwillingly (or, to be more precise, was pressured into buying by a pushy sales lady who refused to sell me Vanisia I initially wanted as it was, according to her 'for dark-haired women, too heavy for a petite blonde like you'). Later on I got Vanisia as well and wore it a lot, whereas Fleurissimo remained lingering in the depths of my wardrobe only to be perused on warm spring days when I lacked inspiration for anything else.
17th April, 2006
I finally bought Apres l'Ondee EdT and I love it. It begins rather bitterly with anise seeds and has almost liquorice-like quality. Very old-fashoned, reminded me greatly of my Grandma (I think she must have worn this when I was little). Then appear the violets, still very old-style but cool and not overwhelming yet still a bit bitter. The heart is absolutely gorgeous: bitter-almond heliotrope played against sensuality of orris that warms it up on the skin. Ambrette seeds finish with lingerings of orris, this is my favourite part.
12th October, 2004