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    Nostaglie - thanks for 'hearing ' me call ! And for your great opinions about Farnesiana and Une Fleur de Cassie. I will give both a try !
    I knew she'd be able to help. (Welcome back, Nostalgie!)

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    Une Fleur de Cassie has been on my skin for an hour now and I still smell a very slight powdery mimosa and some very faint wood and that underlying carrot like note. However it is practically gone, I really have to press my nose to my arm to sniff it. I sprayed each arm twice, maybe I need to put more on???

    Will try a heavier application the second time around...

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    I'm wearing UFdC today, I actually bought it yesterday. There are no "pretty" flowers and it's kind of murky, earthy maybe. And there's something animalic in there. Whatever it is, I really enjoy it and don't think I will regret my purchase!

    The longevity seems to be excellent btw, but it wears close to the skin. It's far from being a sillage bomb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticknot View Post
    Bloomy -I am abit half dead this morning and I am sorry I missed your post earlier. Thanks for your impressions..... I'll add mine as soon as I get my sample and test.
    Is the 'unbaked yeast dough' note good or not good ??

    I like Hiris - cold and damp,earthy sounds good!
    The doughy note does not last long and it's not bad. If you like Hiris, you will like this. I will keep trying until my sample is gone, it is an intriguing frag. But I am not sure I would buy a bottle for myself just yet for the following reasons:

    1) Seems to be rather fleeting on my skin.

    2) I live in a cold damp state, not sure I need more cold dampness via a frag. I feel the same way about Hiris, it's beautiful and different which I LOVE, but since the weather really affects me and it never gets hot enough here to need that cold damp feeling.

    3) Since I am so new to this line, there are other FM frags I would rather spend my money on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tott View Post
    I'm wearing UFdC today, I actually bought it yesterday. There are no "pretty" flowers and it's kind of murky, earthy maybe. And there's something animalic in there. Whatever it is, I really enjoy it and don't think I will regret my purchase!

    The longevity seems to be excellent btw, but it wears close to the skin. It's far from being a sillage bomb.
    Hi tott, Just curious how much do you have to spray to get good longevity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tott View Post
    I'm wearing UFdC today, I actually bought it yesterday. There are no "pretty" flowers and it's kind of murky, earthy maybe. And there's something animalic in there. Whatever it is, I really enjoy it and don't think I will regret my purchase!

    The longevity seems to be excellent btw, but it wears close to the skin. It's far from being a sillage bomb.
    Congrats on your purchase Tott !
    Bloomy - I am so intrigued by this perfume .
    Gonna go check my mailbox ..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by *bloomy* View Post
    Hi tott, Just curious how much do you have to spray to get good longevity?
    I spray twice on the neck (one spray on each side) and twice on sternum/stomach.

    And thanks mysticknot !

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    [Hi, Leesee!]
    I agree with Tott--UFdC does not go in a "pretty flowers" direction--which I like.

    I sprayed one arm with UFdC and the other with Farnesiana over four hours ago. Only a very small spritz on each arm, and since then I've walked dogs and weeded the garden in hot sun.

    Une Fleur de Cassie has held up very well, though not surprisingly, the Farnesiana is stronger. The Farnesiana has a lovely drydown--quite pretty and sweet beside UFdC, but with nice depth.

    I just love tht earthy, dirt, quirkly personality of UFdC.
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    Une Fleur de Cassie is probably my favorite Malle and one of my all-time favs. It's a very strange floral (strange in the CDG-sense), that to me, smells like someone actually pulled the roots of a very fresh flower out of very pungent soil. It also has a waxy element to it. You can easily smell the mimosa because it has the same qualities of mimosa that's found in other perfumes (L'artisan's Mimosa, Farensiana), but here it is mixed with cumin and God knows what else. The drydown is my favorite part of the fragrance, as it smells fuzzy and intimate. I remember the first time I smelt UFdC, I was in Liberty on a VERY cold evening just a few days before Christmas, and there were shoppers everywhere. It was chaotic in there! I spritzed a lot on my cashmere sweater to get a feel of it. I loved it so much I bought it on the spot! When I got home, I smelled my sweater and I got the impression that the drydown was similar to cashmere: the fuzzy, soft comforting qualities it has.

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    Whoppeee ! I got my sample of Une Fleur de Cassie this afternoon and it's a good thing I did not have anything else on so I could spritz away to test it out.

    Scent- nice review ! It is fuzzy smelling and intimate.

    To summarize- Une Fleur de Cassie- nothing to be afraid of. No cat pee, no air pollution ,no skank !

    Opening notes- green floral,soft and then it takes on a floral powder which becomes bigger.It reminds me of a 1930s woman sitting at her vanity - a mixture of perfume ,flowers and powder. It's a beautiful vintage smelling scent.



    Instead of the air pollution note, I get a kind of haziness, a fogginess which reminds me of this impressionist style painting by Jan Blencowe .....



    .....the whole perfume is a kind of floral, violetty haze, lightly sweet, delicate. There is an underscore of green throughout which I like ,it cuts through that foggy flower note.

    Beautiful ,so different form Carnal Flower which has a different beauty and appeal .
    Carnal Flower - bold, cold yet warm ,full blown in your face tuberose.
    Une Fleur de Cassie- whispery, powdery , sweet woman's skin.

    I think it will take more than one sampling to decide if I want to buy a full bottle though. i'm not sure if it's 'me', as such. I'm not really a delicate flower ! *LOL*
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    Fantastic review, mysticknot -- thanks for sharing!

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    Thanks Lessee- this perfume does last too !
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    Quote Originally Posted by tott View Post
    I've only tried it once, so maybe it is a bit premature to declare my love for it, but I got the same kind of warmth and salty sweat/stable association as in Chanel's Cuir de Russie; I really, really like this part.
    Oh dear. My poor credit card is already on Xanax, but I think it's going to need shock treatment if it catches me reading this thread.

    I tried to put this line on hold, as Noir Epices and Vetiver Extraordinaire are clogging up my list of must-haves, but this sounds like it could be the one...
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    "Une Fleur de Cassie- whispery, powdery , sweet woman's skin."

    Mysticknot,
    This three words description of yours ,is the best !!!
    I had said before...Welcome to the Club!!!
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    Love the florals, the vintage feel and rather French vibes. I get the dirty little note which someone once described to me as 'unwashed butts' (lol) but only up close. In sillage it comes across as a mature, sexy floral. I find its more prominent florals remind me more of Patou 1000 than Chanel Cuir de Russie. Pretty decent longevity on my skin. One of Ropion's better creations, IMO.

    In other words, CONGRATS, tott!
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    Fabulous review mystic - I think those Xerjoff samples really brought out the eloquent critic in you! But about UFdC - what I need to know is have you detected any of the cumin that vidacon says is in there? I'm trying not to shun any- and eveything with cumin in it forever, but I do need to be wary of it because it can really ruin an otherwise incredible fragrance for me (e.g., Kingdom.) I can handle a bit of vague dirtiness or raunch, but if it is at all recognizable as cumin then it can be a deal-breaker.

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    sean-dt- it's funny - I did the Frederic Malle questionnaire and they suggested Noir Epices and Carnal Flower for me.

    Sophi- Thanks ! It is really quite a unique perfume and distinctive.I found it lasts and lasts on my skin which normally eats everything in a few hours.

    Evangeline- yeah - Xerjoff I think helped me review better ! *LOL* I tried hard to smell that cumin note- nope- I didn't smell any cumin- I think it' very well blended ,very very little skank ,if any at all. I think maybe the cumin just adds warmth in this perfume rather than anything skanky .
    It's a beauty, this perfume.
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    You're such a lovely and attentive hostess - thanks again! It's now on my list, and I look forward to sampling this gorgeous-sounding perfume!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    You're such a lovely and attentive hostess - thanks again! It's now on my list, and I look forward to sampling this gorgeous-sounding perfume!
    You're welcome babe.
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    Lovely review! I'm glad your experience of Une Fleur de Cassie was untempered with by smog. The images you chose to go along with it were perfect; I especially like the painting.

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    I want to bump this excellent thread!
    I was inspired by another thread to give Caron's Farnesiana, a perfume I originally dismissed, another try. Fortunately, I left one arm perfume-free today
    I quite like Farnesiana this time... it's a both very green and warm vibe with little sweetness when sniffed with my nose at my wrist... funnily, when the extrait progressed to the heart what I got from a distance was a very almondy flavor, still not gourmandy to me. Up close it still maintained the initial impression, clearly reminding me of Apres L'Ondee with a pastry touch and slightly richer.
    Then, I sprayed Une Fleur de Cassie, my favorit Malle, further up my arm. I have nearly gone through the 50 ml bottle and fortunately have a 100 ml back-up. I like it for the 'floral' interpretation better since it avoids any pastry-like associations in general. I get the skanky feel in the beginning, which I absolutely adore. Scent's description makes me regret that I actually did not touch my bottle last winter, but definitely will do next winter. I agree it is long-lived, wears (very) close to the skin and dries down heavenly. My only ' complaint' with Une Fleur de Cassie is that it has a slightly 'sterile' undertone woven into the accord, so maybe this is exactly what Sugandaraja and others in this thread have referred to similarly.

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    Nice review Larimar.

    Oddly, my views on Une Fleur de Cassie and Farnesiana have switched due to a reformulation and yearly increased tolerance of "off" notes.

    I love the old Farnesiana. The new Farnesiana is, like many of the Caron reformulations, a completely different fragrance. All the density and plushness have been removed, along with the apricot-y mimosa, and replaced by a rather obvious-smelling ylang-ylang. It went from apricot tart to banana split! What used to be a 5-star is now 2-stars from; it's not offensive, but it's bland.

    Une Fleur de Cassie retains much of the old thick "doughiness" that Farnesiana lost. In fact, it's more like Farnesiana than the modern changeling that took Farnesiana's name. I don't like it quite as much as the now-lost Farnesiana, but if I want to smell Farnesiana "alive" once more, Une Fleur de Cassie is my best option. I'll definitely rustle up a decant of Une Fleur some day, though it's not my favorite Malle.

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    Thanks
    My extrait sample for Farnesiana is 2010 from Caron, Paris. I cannot speak for any vintage forms or other concentrations, however I can still see it clearly related to Une Fleur de Cassie as far as the 'floral' accord' is concerned. Ylang-ylang you say? Interesting... will have to cross-check more and definitely get a quality essential oil of Ylang-ylang, which has been on my mind for weeks now stemming from discovering my way of wearing Chanel's Cuir de Russie parfum with great joy.

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    Update on the base/deep base development on my skin - Une Fleur de Cassie vs. Farnesiana Extrait
    Une Fleur de Cassie maintains the aura, whereas Farnesiana steers fairly close into Shalimar territory (vanilla and opoponax) - I would say modern EdP the most.
    EDIT: Again 1 1/2 hours later I'd say it quite reminds me of Ambre Precieux. Excellent longevity as you can tell.
    A development that is interesting, but you will have to want to take that journey. Farnesiana gets sweeter and sweeter (vanilla) as the acacia/cassie accord pulls back/ fades and it reaches a point of maximum sweetness that I am willing to accept. For a cassie/ acacia fix I would recommend Une Fleur de Cassie in the first instance. I am revising my opinion on Farnesiana ( which was pretty much something like 'of no interest'), which needs a full wearing next.
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    Great review Larimar.
    I must say I m very partial to Farnesiana myself- the new version . Yet another lemming - I will get at some point no doubt. I have never tried the vintage and that's probably a good thing ! *LOL*
    Farnesiana on me is very thick almondy and dusty gourmand I guess. It's beautiful and very long lasting . It also reminds me of Alessandro by Mazzalori except the Mazzalori is 'rougher' on me .
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    Great thread - missed it first time round.

    Une Fleur de Cassie is one of my personal favourites, from the first time I tried it the un-sweetened dusty floral evoked a feeling of 1930s salon culture (I would really like to know how/why?) and it was interesting to see you mention the same era Mimi . . . I also think Leesee's description is very apt. It's quite unique, this one, larger than life but also 'quiet' - I think it's great that Malle and Ropion created something so totally out of whack with prevailing trends. L'Eau d'Hiver is another one that flies in the face of all current trends - that one was clearly Ellena's tribute to an even earlier era with Aprés l'Ondée. Farnesiana is the one I have to track down, now. Thanks to everyone for such a good read!

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    I loved Une Fleur de Cassie but had forgotten that cassie was closely related to mimosa. Since then I tried Mimosa pour Moi and hated it, and I don't much like Champs-Élysées so I've been dismissing mimosa fragrances.

    I can see how some people find this a bit dirty, but there's just a hint of that. It's one of those scents I (think I could) wear day in and day out for months. Interesting but fairly natural and quiet - it doesn't announce "I'm wearing perfume."

    It's good to know I shouldn't be quite so dismissive of mimosa. I guess I should try Farnesiana. How does Farnesiana compare to Champs-Élysée or Mimosa pour Moi?
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    I really enjoy Une Fleur de Cassie and wear it often. I love that it always reminds me of my old Vermont summer smells: weed flowers blowing in the wind by a dirt road and a slight chlorine water smell that reminds me of warm days by the pool all mixed with something along the lines of wheat flour in big wooden barrels at the local general store. I realize these are very personal associations but it is extremely evocative for me and for that I hope to always have it in my collection.
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    I just received my blind-buy purchase from Les Senteurs (wonderful shop and people, btw!). It was instant love. There is a doughy quality, but it's unmistakably floral in nature. There is a slight spiciness which keeps this from being sweet or overbearing. I can see how the doughy quality could be interpreted as being slightly 'breezy' with it's inherent yeastiness. Anyway, just adding my love for this fragrance. Not enough talk about Une Fleur de Cassie!

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    Diamondflame, I know you also like Le Perfume de Therese. Would you please compare its effect to that of Cassies's? And if you are up to it, throw Portrait of a Lady in as well ...
    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Love the florals, the vintage feel and rather French vibes. I get the dirty little note which someone once described to me as 'unwashed butts' (lol) but only up close. In sillage it comes across as a mature, sexy floral. I find its more prominent florals remind me more of Patou 1000 than Chanel Cuir de Russie. Pretty decent longevity on my skin. One of Ropion's better creations, IMO.

    In other words, CONGRATS, tott!

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