, the Magnolia Nobile
. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
My sotd is Acqua di Parma's glorious Magnolia Nobile
I love a lot of fragrances, but Magnolia Nobile
actually moves me. With this, I've finally found the third of a perfect magnolia triumvirate. I have the more complex and stylized magnolia blend of L'Instant de Guerlain
, the ultra-creamy, sweet and warm magnolia bouquet of Avon's Tomorrow
, and now this, as close as I've smelled to the real thing, and I am over the moon!Magnolia grandiflora
is the State Flower of Louisiana, my home. It blossoms on one of the most beautiful trees I've ever set eyes on, in or out of bloom. The leaves are amazing, like rich buffed green leather lined with soft brown suede underneath. But the bloom is the star, dazzling in every respect - size, form, color, and a fragrance that could make you weep. I've loved it my whole life. It reminds me of home, and my mother. It's my avatar. Magnolia Nobile
is that one - the newly blossomed and breathtaking magnolia grandiflora
. Like the other magnolia scents I mentioned, this is also tender and creamy, but with a flourish of cheerful green that keeps it refreshing, and authentic. It has a soft but beautiful sillage, and moderate longevity...but that's of little importance as I'd be thrilled to reapply! Utterly romantic, sweetly enchanting, and simply exquisite.
Five stars. I must have it.
(Pay no attention to the lady behind the magnolia.)Thanks again to cello for this heavenly slice of home! Y'all have a wonderful day!