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Péché Cardinal

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The name translates as Cardinal Sin, but the péché (sin) is also a pêche (peach), because this fragrance, launched in 2009 and created by Amandine Marie, has an amazing fresh-off-the-tree peach note that is totally captivating. Sunny, juicy, and so real – I know this because I just bought a basket of perfectly ripened peaches at our farmer’s market and their golden fragrance is filling my kitchen right now– this peach takes my breath away in the first few seconds. The peach is joined by nutty-milky coconut and then blooms into beautiful lush accord when joined by tuberose, a fresh tuberose that is captivatingly light and airy, and which forms the heart of Péché Cardinal.
With notes of blackcurrant, prune and lily added to the mix, the heart becomes a little more rich and complex, but the peach and tuberose combo remains dominant, thankfully, which keeps Péché Cardinal bright and joyous – no dark sulky divas in this frag. The sillage is perfection, as is the longevity. As the scent winds down the peach-tuberose accord shifts into a softer musk version with woody undertones from sandalwood and cedar, which add a cushiony warmth.
Is Peche Cardinal a peach fragrance, or a tuberose fragrance? There’s that French subtlety at play again…it’s whichever you want it to be. I can just tell you that it’s incredibly enticing, luscious and classy, all at the same time. Is wearing it a cardinal sin? Not on your life! What would be a serious sin is to own a bottle of this gorgeous, sexy, fragrance and never wear it.
Notes: artemisia, peach, coconut, blackcurrant, tuberose, prune, lily, cedar, sandalwood and musk.
Type: EdP
Parfumeur: Amandine Marie

Price: $5.00