Now here’s a fragrance I probably wouldn’t take a second look at if I passed it in a store. I love the clean packaging of it but Angel Schlesser isn’t a designer I know at all, so the name wouldn’t entice me in. However, I’m extremely glad I was sent some to try because it is absolutely beautiful. It’s a French press release and if you are a regular reader of BBB, then you’ll know they’re not my favourite for nonsense lines such as “Discretion, elegance, softness, sobriety. Concepts that define her, while defining the designer’s style. For her, for her muse,” and so forth, for several pages.
So, I’m going to bypass all of that and just bring it down the fragrance itself. If you like First by Van Cleef and Arpels, there is something about it that has a similarity in tone; a sweet, expensive smell that’s sugared with flowers rather than artificial vanilla. Floral notes include jasmine, peony, orange blossom and apple but unless you have a very particular nose, I’m not sure you could pick out any one individually. Together, though, they rock!
I can detect a hint of the bottom note of patchouli and there is benzoin resin in there too, which is vanilla-ish, but they all sit together so well to make one big, melting pot of a delicious-things smell that it is quite difficult for any one particular thing to rise above the others. Bottom line here: you will smell perfectly and beautifully expensive.
Angel Schlesser Pour Elle Fragrance is £52 for 30ml and it’s exclusively at HarveyNichols.com. If you have the chance to try it, DO!
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