This lilac remembered me a very old, classic base from de Laire - Lilas triple. It was an unusual lilac note, not the delicate floral Lilas VII, but a strong and animalic lilac with the very characteristic p-cresol note (and derivates). P-cresol and esters (with their horse like and almost urine shade) were used a lot in classic perfumery to duplicate the narcissus/jonquil note, often built around an orange flower note (like in Narcisse Noir-Caron). Those molecules give power to the natural ylang-ylang note. But in Lilas triple they produced an unusual and strong effect. Now it's not as unusual for me as I found a natural lilac with a narcissus note. Because perfumery is an art, exaggeration is sometime used to put an accent and go beyond the inspiration. That purple pink lilac with its white flower + narcissus scent reminded me of the floral note used in My sin (Lanvin) and Narcisse Blanc (Caron). They are not lilac notes, but the white flowers combined with narcissus notes gave a similar effect to the purple grape I smelled.
Describing a fragrance (past or present) is a difficult job of precision. One should think inspiration (what it smells like) and composition (what it contains). Finding the right smell from nature that inspired a creation is a useful task to understand the perfumer's mind.
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