La Flambée was a perfume of d'Orsay in a beautiful Lalique bottle. Now, the history of the house is not fully understood, nor their very old fragrances. La Flambée is an obscure perfume from this house, produced right before the war by a major house in the south of France. It was rose+jasmine with several very new and fashionable notes on a woody base.
Aldehydes were also able to generate new accords with salycilates and musks. C11, C12, salycilates and musk ketone is already the heart of a famous perfume (not No5 :)
Last month I remade a formula from 1911-1913, rather conventional. But it is curious to see that it had already the structure of an entire family of perfumes. It smelled like the abstract of 3 decades of perfumery. It can be resumed as an rose-jasmine sweet accord:
Bergamot dtp. ess
Rose de mai absolute (+++)
Geranium B. ess
Jasmine absolute (+++)
Patchouli dtp. Ess
With several twists you can obtain several major perfumes.
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