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    Muguet Blanc by Van Cleef & Arpels


    I use to love the implementation of the peonia as note (expecially on the side of the lily) cause this element exudes in the air something silent, aqueous, pure as the innocence and ethereal as a dreamy pond in the middle of an enchanted forest. Yes, the lily is heady (a citrusy muguet flanked by lemon and orange and that uses to be not heaven for my nose) but with the same intensity the peony characterizes this aqueous (for a while) and peaceful juice, at least at the beginning. There is a certain musky whiteness around turned out by a musky white cedar which evolving tends finally to overcast a bit its whitness with a touch of woody (almost masculine) neutrality. The juice is anyway womanly and sophisticated under my nose with the alternation of floral nuances (neroli, muguet, peonia). Unfortunately in the base the lily (though less sharp) is too much pronounced and lemony to me so the juice becomes for a while too monolitic and less interesting. Endly a touch of powder encompasses the elements in the silent dry down. A good take on muguet anyway.

    07 December, 2012





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