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Lalique Le Parfum

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Le Parfum is beautiful. One word – beautiful.
It was created by Dominque Ropin, who has done several of the best Frédéric Malle scents such as Carnal Flower and Une Fleur de Cassie. His style is classic perfumery – heady, richly layered, full-bodied florals, with strong animalic undertones – big feminine scents - but with Le Parfum, he’s put the brakes on and created a quiet but elegant, deeply luxurious scent.
The first sniff is sweet rummy vanilla, with a slight green medicinal note from bay leaf, and a sparkly pink pepper and citrus combo underneath. The soft powderiness of heliotrope comes up as the scent warms on my skin and moves into the heart notes, mixing with the boozy vanilla.
This is definitely an Oriental, and as it develops further I’m amazed at how the scent deepens without any of the usual animalic notes – there’s musk but it’s soft like fine suede, with not a hint of coumarin, leather or civet. In the dry-down, the smooth sweetness  is expanded by patchouli and sandalwood, giving it wonderful depth and longevity.
 Le Parfum is a real wrist-sniffer!
Notes: bay leaf, pink pepper, bergamot, jasmine, heliotrope, vanilla, tonka bean, patchouli and sandalwood, pepper. 
Type: EdP
Parfumeur: Dominque Ropion

Price: $5.00