Monday, September 28, 2015

Etoile D'Or by Volnay c2013

Etoile D'Or by Volnay: launched in 2013.  Created by Amelie Bourgeois who was inspired to create a modern interpretation of Etoile D'Or by using one of Volnay's original formulas dating back to the 1920s.



From Volnay:
"Classified as a floral Oriental perfume, it is irresistible. It is a journey through time. Recreated by respecting the original formula, it takes us back to the 1920s. The focus is to find the Parisian chic of the early century. The Etoile d’Or perfume was designed for powerful people, for men and women of character. This oriental floral, much appreciated by perfumers of the past, is the way to become even more desirable. 
Playful and malicious accords, which beyond the singular notes of bergamot and lavender, capture the senses with the sensual and carnal side of spicy oriental. The suede note provides a velvety feel, which adds a new dimension to the sensuality of the fragrance."

Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral oriental fragrance for women
  • Top notes: Italian bergamot, country lavender
  • Middle notes; Egyptian jasmine, peony, Turkish rose absolute
  • Base notes: Base 4092, Siamese benzoin, tonka bean, oak moss substitute, suede note, musk powder

I received a sample directly from Parfums Volnay and I was eager to try out their fragrances so I immediately applied a spray to my arm. At once, there is a dazzling burst of herbaceous lavender and pungent bergamot. The delightful alchemy of the secret ingredient Base 4092, brings us several notes all at once: powder, vanilla, rose and cloves. A diaphanous cloud of tonka bean, comforting musk, and resinous benzoin enfold me in a luxuriant, powdery embrace as soft as gossamer. Delicate hints of Egyptian jasmine and Turkish rose absolute greet me while gauzy notes of suede and dusty oak moss seamlessly round out the sublime base.

My overall impression is that at first the perfume is very strong and stays that way for about 20 minutes. Some people may find this to be a little too much. But I myself love a potent fragrance. After this fades a bit, a beautiful soft musky and powdery base stays on the skin for hours. A very interesting and original perfume.



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