Last edited by cpk; 31st January 2010 at 11:32 AM.
Tuberose is *the* white floral note that I go crazy for. I hate sharp clean modernized white florals, although.
If fragrance has a gender, so does all art.
I hate to generalise... some of them run super sweet, some breathtakingly alive, some cloying...
Perhaps the one thread in them is that they do sound out some sort of clarion call, a challenge to boundaries and demand some attention.
So guys that are open-minded, creative, and naturally passionate will probably say bring on the white flowers...
But also someone who wants a change may just be in the frame of mind for it...
Carnal Flower is quite different from Fracas and Tuberose Criminelle (and all 3 are tuberose fragrances) and that's not even going to the other white flowers.
I'm very manly and wear Carnal Flower often but mostly when I'm going to a big party or to a place where there's either alot of open space or I want to be noticed or JUST TO LIFT MY MOOD.
I wouldn't be so free with Lutens' Tubereuse Criminelle... it's quirkiness demands a group of artists or atypical sorts.
So, the answer is there's enough range out there for you find just the right pitch of "WHITE FLOWER" for you.
Also...explore the jasmines... they are white flowers too.. often less brash and with a bit more music and less overt seduction... again there's a range.
If you're hesitating, there is one Lutens that passes a mild muster: Fleurs de Citronnier..... lemon flower, orange, jasmine spun together in a graceful veil....
Last edited by zenman7; 1st February 2010 at 04:29 PM.
Could You please suggest some of those awful bombs as a comparison to my newly beloved Floramye, first aldehyde synthetic know to the whole mankind on earth ever. I would really like to find out to where the concept has been driven. In Floramye the MNA acts a bit like a canvas for (guess what) natural floridness. Alas, Iris is - multicolored, not white, so a bit Off Topic.
I love white flowers. I even drink jasmine tea all the time, because of its fragrance.
I like white flowers scents on women, but not on men.
Jasmine rules. Sarrasins, A la Nuit, Alien...Sexy on men and women!
I have nothing against them, nearly any type of floral fragrance if done well smells good to me.
Just adding that my passion for white florals continues unabated. Just since the New Year, I've discovered new loves such as Neil Morris' Gandhara ( super-dark, animalic jasmine ), Comme des Garcons Champaca ( limpid, spring-like narcissus ), Sonoma Scent Studio's Jour Ensoleille ( bright, buttery orange-flower ), and Parfum DelRae's Amoureuse ( fresh, green chypre tuberose ). Though I certainly don't like all of them, I find an endless variety and joy in exploring all the variations of these scents out there.
I wore the white-flower wonderful Olene by Diptyque on Saturday, and it's sure one that makes me say I like the white flowers.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
is it me or nobody is considering Guerlain JARDINS DE BAGATELLE?