Tuesday, March 10, 2009

La Sultane de Saba




This article is a featured review at The Examiner: NY Fragrance Examiner: New Orientalism: La Sultane de Saba - perfumed body line from Parisian spa, April 3, 2009

La Sultane de Saba is a line of body fragrances that are sure to please the most discriminating perfume connoisseur. Already a popular line in France, these sensuous Oriental scents are available in Perfumed Body Lotion Spray format. I have one in front of me (in Loukoum, which I will get to later); the tall glass pump bottle resembles the shape of the older Molinard fragrances, in a smooth, simple apothecary design. This Perfumed Body Lotion Spray dispenses a very small amount of light and airy yet rich (and non-greasy), luxurious lotion at a time, making it easier to control the amount of sillage you want to create, as these fragrances are fairly potent.

I'm already addicted to Loukoum, described on Lush Oasis (www.lushoasis.com) as a "Floral Oriental with white almond milk, honey, rose oil, lemon, clove and cinnamon". Sounds delicious? Imagine the romantic and seductive, powdery soft and smoky rose-saffron marriage of Les Parfums de Rosine Rose Kashmirie, with a subtle yet deep, yummy playfulness of honeyed almond and warm spices; this is a fragrance fit for a bride wrapped in sumptuous fabrics in the most royal hues of antique rose.

These soft, fragrant Oriental inspired body milks are also available in:

Soft and Spicy Orientals:
Ayuervedic (amber-vanilla-patchouli)
Cinnamon (spicy-vanillic)
Karite des Isles (Tiare flower, Vanilla and spice)

Classic & Floral Orientals:
Amber
Jasmine
Orange Blossom
Citrus Green Tea and Ginger
White Musc

The Orange Blossom is positively intoxicating and pure, among my favorites in the classic collection.