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French Affair (2017)
by Ex Nihilo


French Affair information

Year of Launch2017
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 15 votes)

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HouseEx Nihilo

About French Affair

French Affair is a shared / unisex perfume by Ex Nihilo. The scent was launched in 2017

Reviews of French Affair

There is one review of French Affair.
It began with a complicated deep old-style chypre brew - greenish, wet, patchouli and rose. Itís enticing and note-filled, a little bewitching.

Rose and patchouli is the song and the smoulder of French Affair, and its dance in the heartnote is quite sensual - both flirting with other notes - violet, lychee, pepper - but irresistibly coming together in the center. As it dries down that courtship starts becoming more a marriage. I may like the courtship best, but the union is still very satisfying, predestined.

What arose, as the heartnotes started drying off, was the specter of Opone, a rose-saffron-patchouli fragrance. It isnít a replication, but reminiscence - some of the powdered echo of dried rose and patchouli dust ĎOponeí has - gave French Affair a memory that is probably more personal than actual. But itís perfect for me - donít all affairs need to carry with them a memory?

Its longevity is around seven to eight hours, and ends with a pale Opone note and a smearing of smooth subtle Atlas cedar.

The drydown ended up in fairly different territory than the beginning, yet it was all wrapped around patchouli and rose. Iíve always loved a good patchouli-rose, so this was a journey I really liked.
22nd April, 2019 (last edited: 10th September, 2019)

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