now i knew that this one is feminine. bought it cos it was cheap. powdery perfume is not my thing. so, i don't really like the dry down. opening note, just amazing. will give this edt to my mom. she's gonna love it.
Fleur Oriental by Miller Harris, 2000
Rated #736 in Fragrances
I had it put away for a couple of years years because I thought it was too strong for me. this is for the perfume! I was going to put it up for sale when I dabbed on a bit for the last time so I thought, and I was hooked. the soft sexyness of the amber, vanilla, really got me. dried down makes me feel soft and sexy. It lingers in the most strange way but it does not change, the notes remain in the same order throughout. In the dry down it becomes a bit powdery but the notes are still there from beginning to end. not your usual oriental. This is one that I had to mature to in order to appreciate.
Fleur Oriental is an easy to wear powdery floral oriental perfect for daytime or the office. The opening is pretty but not moving. Its the dry down that peaks my interest, I can smell the barest bones of LAir de Rien in here. When I want an oriental (and sometimes I really do) Ill reach for the TNT, a micro droplet of Chanel Coco parfum. My sample of Fleur Oriental merely stokes my appetite for a full bottle of LAir de Rien.
Am describing the 30ml parfum version... Fantastic oriental scent with a beautiful blend of rose, amber, vanilla and spices... Although might come across as feminine initially, am comfortable wearing it along with my handbag of testosterone... Fantastic longevity and adequate sillage. Delighted to have found such a jewel... Big thumbs up...!
It is as spicy as a spice shop in India. I cannon not believe one would get that effect with single carnation note upon amber but that is what i smell. The middle notes are florals which are oriental in name "Turkish roses and Indian jasmine". (probably little of Damascus roses with a higher amount of mogra; all obscured and orientalised by saffron like spice. When cinnamon is added you begin to think of some apples. Any way, this scent is quite colorless ordinary and spicy i suppose...
A delightfully understated, yet charming blend of floral whimsy and oriental edginess. One of the better balanced creations from Miller Harris, it has the potential for unisex categorization. Nothing seems to dominate, and this allows the ingredients to weave a very warm and subtle accord that affords the wearer the opportunity to use this on any occasion.
This is definitely in the same ballpark as Shalimar (or even Habit Rouge), but not as sweet or vanillic. I like them for the same reason -- gorgeous softly seductive comfort oriental. FO definitely as a more defined powder accord with small hints of light incense. I think it is very nice, and at times prefer it to Shalimar, which I love as well, but is more sweet. It has medium to strong sillage and good lasting power. It could also be a masculine.
Lilybelle's got Fleur Oriental pegged - Amber * Vanilla * Heliotrope - comforting, powdery sweetness. I don't get much spice either, and frankly I'm shocked to read anyone has found this to be strong or even slightly overpowering at all! These notes perform with restraint. From my perception, I would consider this to be an oriental/gourmand - if there is such a thing, and it comes across decidedly feminine. I'm lovin' this one!
Whoa! Forget about subtle and light we have an oriental here. It's almost cute how it tries to come across like less than an elephant in a porcelain cabinet with that powder and amber but the powder is not enough to hide the vavavoom and strength. I still haven't tested Shalimar yet so I can't compare but this has presence, it's sexy and warm, nice touch of spices and sass underneath. This perfume has some kick to it, it's like a sassy lady who manages to be perfectly polite but you know there is some hot passion just underneath the surface and it's on the verge of spilling over. That's what this perfume is to me, all nice but you know the spice is about to break loose and the amber is barely containing it.
An interesting, lightly spicy floral oriental. There's definitely a powdery edge to this, but it makes for a nice balance with the spice notes, which dominate over the carnation. The vanilla is never too sweet, and I'd swear there's a touch of tobacco in here. In some ways this is very de-tuned version of Feuilled de Tabac - at least in spirit. If you can get past the powderiness, there's no reason a guy can't wear this. The spiciness of the floral actually reminds me of the opening of vintage Equipage.
Fleur Oriental by Miller Harris, 2000
By: Miller Harris
|Notes||Orange Blossom, Heliotrope, Carnation, Turkish Rose, Amber, Vanilla, Musk|
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