Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Guerlain Abeille Paradis Interdit: new fragrance

Paradis Interdit by Mr.Guerlain/Facebook/www.monsieurguerlain.com

"Guerlain's perversely limited Paradis Interdit, Thierry Wasser's second Abeille perfume, is maybe not a new masterpiece gone unnoticed, but it's a gorgeous, classical white floral, made with that freshness and lightness Wasser has become known for. It begins with mandarin, at once softly juicy and effervescent, think the mandarin of Oriental Brûlant, or vintage Chant d'Arômes. A dash of pink pepper adds tickle. Then the flowers, of which jasmine is the most prominent, slightly stern and green but also creamy, the latter supported by ylang-ylang and gardenia. The Guerlain base sweetness is made up of labdanum, sandalwood, tonka bean, musk and what is described as a honey note. It's far from a symphonic, opulent floral perfume, but simply a beautiful scent of a summer garden. One would love the Abeille perfumes to be sold separately in simpler glass bottles. But I guess it would damage the joy of owning the Baccarat sculpture..."

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