Areej Le Dore Plumeria De Orris 5th collection Perfume Review and Scoreby Therapeutic Fragrance
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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance
Where? I Use the Fragrance
When? The Season I Use the Fragrance
All Year Long
What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance
Price Per Millileter
Extrait de Parfum
How? I Apply the Fragrance
One to Seven Sprays
This composition is dedicated to the perfect union of plumeria or frangipani, the most gorgeous Asian flower, and orris root absolute, one of the most precious ingredients in perfumery. Top notes: plumeria absolute, natural apricot accord, and orris root absolute Heart notes: sandalwood, vanilla, and synthetic civet Base notes: myrrh, vetiver, and cedarwood
Fragrance Quick StoryAlmost like you can see a powder coming from the vaporizer. It comes across exactly like that. There’s no escaping powder, and it should be that way; it should. When Russian Adam puts an ingredient in the name of the perfume, you’d better be darn scootin’ sure that the ingredient is going to be featured in all of its glory. As iris has been taking over my new perfume fascinations, I was most excited for this. I was in California when it was announced, and started nose drooling ever since then.
Fragrance in my opinion compared to Perfume’s NotesLike mentioned already, orris comes across. You can flat-out tell he puts some money into this bottle. If you are not a fan of powder, be careful because of price. If you have only smelled synthetic powder, this is an absolute-must-sample; it is so different. Very high quality, pure powder air. It’s like purified air with powder. Your nose doesn’t fill with actual powder, just super clean air with that smell. The kind of effect of air after rain, except with this beautiful smell. This ingredient does so much to enhance perfumes. In the opening, the orris does overpower the frangipani quite a bit. (I never thought I would be knitpicking about too much orris.) The apricot is soft behind everything. I can get very soft woods against a light vetiver. Was expecting a slight incense smell, but this comes across very fresh. The vanilla and myrrh are what I’m talking about. The swollen thumb on this for me is the civet note. I personally don’t think it adds to these powerful ingredients; it kind of sticks out just a bit too much for me. Instead of intertwining and adding some depth to the florals, it really is just a note that is linear, like it doesn’t want to play along. A slight pee smell from the fragrance. The best synthetic civet note I have personally smelled is from the Au brothers. This really sticks out for me. Again, I think Russian Adam is opening his house up to people who don’t want any animal products in his compositions. This is the exact reason I have blown so much money with him: his expert use of animal products with florals. Folks, there is no substitute for the real thing, period. I admire his convictions, but I am only critiquing on what smells and wears the absolute best and then leaving this debate to be had elsewhere. It really makes all these luxurious ingredients feel flat instead of lifting them up, like civet is supposed to. Overall another composition to point my friends to who feel they are missing out on Areej Le Dore (which there are many). The orris is a shining star, and you can smell some of the best of it ever in this perfume. I would use this marriage of plumeria and orris for layering against other animalic compositions. I could see it having a tremendous effect. He has certainly got his hands on the best orris I have smelled to date; this is the bar for that.
|Company:||Areej Le Dore|
|Fragrance Family:||Floral Aromatic|
|Classification:||Extrait de Parfum|
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My thoughts exactly. That bass is not messing around. Came in swinging.
One of my good musician friends and I stayed up late one night coming up with it. My only addition was the funk I told him I really wanted it. Love his work on the horns.
I guess war and peace is next, looking forward to your review
And Antiquity. I dont believe a proper review and score was done for that one, just a first impressions and comparison to Mitsouko.
I need five wearings anyone who knows me knows what that means. LOL I feel it's more important to get really familiar if I am going to score high. I wasn't going to be quick, but now that there is a part II I will get my take out there. I still need to get through five wearings of Antiquity.
It seems War and Peace is the star in this collection
Have you ever heard of fragranceview, the YouTube channel? He's made a fragrance with a natural orris butter, plus all natural ingredients, releasing in December i believe
Yes l love Peter's channel one of the most honest guys out here and not out to get stuff out of companies. Have told him many times I can't wait to smell his creations.
Who dislike this video? Must be one of the ALD competitors hehe
This is the standout from ALD 5th collection to me. Have you tried Ensar Oud's Iris Ghalia…it also has a strong orris note.
Yeah i thought that too
No doubt the Orris he gave us is something very special. No other perfumers doing Orris like this.
Thanks for the love on the dislike I am always curious why. Would rather know if they have a good reason, lol. Wouldn't be here for long if I let it bother me.
I will be scoring Antiquity this week today was fourth wearing
Great to hear your views on this beauty! ????
I fell in love with my sample and had to grab this. “Purified air” is spot on.
Nice!!! That's the important thing if you love it it's worth it. Most of my bottles I can say that with.
I have a couple Plumeria trees in my yard, and I LOVE when it blossoms. So when you see Plumeria and Orris, two notes that I am love with right now.. omg, Seems worth the money you pay for it.
There are really nice ingredients. I love how it applies to your environment adds to the experience.