After the exploration of marine freshness in Eau CHIC and the white flowers in another recent perfume, she offers now a magnificent perfume for the summer. Glorious, addictive, classic - the dew of the jasmine served with a monitor.
The perfume is an interpretation of a glorious citrus chypre theme very fashionable in the 70's, the days of Cristalle and other eau fraiches from Lancôme, Guy Laroche, Fabergé and Courrèges where the sensual transparent jasmine note played a central role. It is also a theme recently portrayed by Parfums d'Empire.
l'Eau à la Folie (Patricia de Nicolai) is set in a highly modern context, sparkling and slightly watery like the spring classic creation "Eau CHIC".
This citrus floral fruity perfume honors the freshness set in a soft woody context. Like Still Life (Olfactive Studio), the freshness is long-lasting and highly elegant. Not an eau, but a true perfume with a drydown to die for and one of the most beautiful floral heart, rich and sensual.
The top notes based on green lemon evoke the Andalusian Mojito cocktail, but very soon a solar flower and a solar fruit emerge. It is a divine peach, the most tender skin of this wonderful fruit of temptation which is combined with a transparent jasmine. The vibe of the new jasmine molecules is here (the sparkling Splendione and the surprising Delphol), but I do not know if they are used inside the perfume.
l'Eau à la Folie is set on a chypre mossy drydown, highly modern and sensual like Cristalle, one of the best perfumes ever. You can feel the richness of the precious natural oils which characterize the noble perfumes of Patricia de Nicolai because, despite its freshness, the perfume has a strong floral texture. The petals are thick and succulent surrounded by a scented veil like Givenchy III or Anais Anais used to be when they were launched. A transparent velvet with the touch of a peach.
Highly narcotic Egyptian jasmine absolute, one of my favorite ingredients with Sambac pétale, gives a rich texture to the perfume. A light watery marine touch, less obvious than in Eau Chic, gives a modern vibe to the perfume. Peach, nectarine and maybe melon and a touch of plum are underlining the floral cocktail accord while the freshness is an explosion of lemon possibly orange/orange sanguine/mandarin, plus crispy aldehydes.
Youth and dynamic, truly luxury and rich, l'Eau à la Folie is an ode to elegant beauty.
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