Oh, interesting review! Does this one reminded you of another fragrance?I was at Barneys today here in San Francisco, and DelRae Roth was there, introducing her newest scent for Parfums DelRae. Here's the skinny:
Coup de Foudre
Top Notes: Baie Rose, Italian Lemon 'sfumatrice', Pink Grapefruit
Middle Notes: Rose de Mai France Orpur Absolute, Purple Peony, Egyptian Jasmine Absolute, Magnolia Orpur
Base Notes; Tonka Venezuela, Vetyver, White Moss, Velvet Musks
Another one by Yann Vasnier, the creator of the last DelRae introduced, Mythique, a beautiful take on orris root. Coup de Foudre aims to "capture the ultimate beauty of the rose, as you find it in nature — deep, luscious, fresh, and completely intoxicating. So stunning, that when you first smell it, regardless of your previous rose experience, it is 'love at first sight'... coup de foudre."
Coup de foudre is literally, "bolt of lightning," but the French do use this to describe that instantaneous infatuation we call "love at first sight" in English. I call this a floral fougère because, even though it has no lavender, it sports tonka and moss in the base.
The rose de mai (Rosa centifolia) used in this comes from one of the two remaining fields in Grasse, and the processing of the rose was made with a new technique which is said to produce an "immediate vibrancy." The method produces absolutes called "Orpur," which sounds to me like or pur, "pure gold," although I'm not aware if the derivation is that or something else.
Anyway, the bottom line: Coup de Foudre is set to appear at Barneys at the end of this month at $150 US for 1.7 oz. (50 ml.). DelRae sprayed a couple of small squirts on my hand, and it is truly amazing. I'm planning to get some as soon as it comes out.