Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Camélia Chinois


Somewhere in the imagination of a niche perfumer exists an island that is one part tropical oasis and another part botanical garden, equal parts floral and green, redolent of linden blossoms and the promised innocence of Carven Ma Griffe or Guerlain Chant d'Arômes, only liltingly fair without earthy chypre and autumnal oakmoss. Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Camélia Chinois, based on the camellia flower, is this island where no detergent is necessary, and everything is washed clean by pure, unadulterated nature to leave our skin as sparkling as a natural hot spring. It is the most fastidious and most celebrated coloratura soprano queen of all clean scents, a must try for the Floral / Floral Green lover.

The description of Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Camélia Chinois at The Crushed Violet is as follows: "Cool, crisp and clean, yet uniquely sensual. Evocative of clean laundry on a clothesline, swaying in the gentle summer breeze and drying under the sun's rays. Exotic fruits, banana, grapefruit, bergamot, Camélia Tea leaves, basil, fir, musk, sandalwood."