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This rare find is quite an experience. Its construction is surprisingly simple -

Neroli, Ylang Ylang

Jasmine, Rose, Orange Blossom, orris, Vetiver

Musk, Vanilla.

 

The journey here is very different from that of the EDT. It opens with a quick floral flash and immediately goes into a vetiver haze, powerful and incredibly stimulating. Nowhere is there any mention of clove/carnation, but it's there I'm sure. Almeras almost used carnation as a signature note, but it is not mentioned in the notes in the literature.

 

A couple of years ago, I decided that I couldn't tolerate the vetiver in the modern Baghari nor in Narcisse Noir, yet here it is sensational. The vetiver overlay in the heart notes softens over time, bringing out the flowers more and more fully.

 

This stage lasts a long time ( a couple of hours) and ends with a gentle musk/vanilla dry down. So, if you like your orange blossom melded with a dry, almost bitter counterbalance, this is one you should definitely try.

 

I never thought I would be delighted by vetiver as a note, but here it is gorgeous, The dry, sophisticated effect of the note, balanced by the wonderful sweetness of the flowers makes this a very distinctive and unforgettable perfume.