Sunday, July 22, 2007

État Libre d’Orange Divin'enfant

I am starting to love this, even though I think it's very ambrette-musky with concentrated sweetness in the vein of Rochas Byzance and Carolina Herrera 212 Sexy: a tad...no, a lot on the heavy side. It could also be perceived as being like Lolita Lempicka. However, Divin'enfant is unique to me in that it's also (somehow) airy and mischievous at once, like a cotton candy cloud carrying Cupid across the sky. Tobacco makes it dry and not too baby powdery. No; this is not the powdery scent of "talc for a baby's bum" at all (talc which we no longer use because we shouldn't breathe that stuff--try the A&D ointment hospitals use). Divin'enfant is a super-low-pitched yet wearable, not-too-perfumey, not-too-foody, not-too-boozy scent--a sophisticated Gourmand. I think it's an architectural masterpiece--albeit a modern Pop number--that lives up to the shock value hype of the new cutting edge niche line.

Notes on Basenotes.net
État Libre d’Orange Divin'enfant (2006): orange blossom, rose, amber, musk, leather, tobacco

(Image: Musician Angel by Giovanni Battista di Jacopo Rosso Fiorentino, www.art.com)