Lanvin – Arpege

Perfume: Arpege
House: Lanvin
Source: Beauty Encounter
Size: 1.5 mL spray

OsMoz Notes:
Top: Aldehydes, Bergamot, Neroli, Peach
Heart: Jasmine, Rose, Lily of the Valley, Ylang-ylang
Base: Sandalwood, Vanilla, Tuberose, Vetiver

Date: 5/21/08 Weather: 57 degrees, sunny

Comments: First spray – Lily of the Valley and lotion. In 5 minutes becomes spicier and woodier with a hint of orange oil (turns out to be the peach). I suspect the slight sweetness at this stage is a result of the mish mash of flowers. Within 30 minutes, becomes spicy, woody and vanillic. Definitely picking up a hint of tuberose and the remains of the lily of the valley in this one – which lends the whole a “lotion” feel to it. The vanilla fades about 90 minutes in and the lily of the valley and floral notes strengthens. Interesting….. In 2.5 hours – some vanilla (especially on the sillage, not so much up close), lots of vetiver, woods, lily of the valley, a slight sourness. Over the next 4 hours – vanilla, vetiver, woods and lily of the valley weave in and out. Occasionally, I even pick up a coconutty note from the tuberose. A really interesting scent to analyse. May not find myself wearing it all that often, however. Not a big fan of lily of the valley.

Now Smell This
Bois de Jasmin
For the Love of Perfume
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I Smell Therefore I Am

~ by Wendy Wickham on May 21, 2008.

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