An effortlessly lovely ode to the color white. This opens with the crystalline sharpness of aldehydes, and then eases into a gentle white floral washed with soft sandalwood and transparent musk. Blanche is as light as a bubble floating on a warm summer wind and as clean as the steam from a long, hot shower. This is definitely in the family of freshly laundered scents, but it has a delicious warmth at its core that sets it apart. The ephemeral sweetness of the violet is anchored with the delectable milky richness of the sandalwood.
Blanche does not bring to mind harsh detergents or astringent cleansers, but rather the creamy lather of French-milled soap on clean, wet skin. As sheer and weightless as silk chiffon, you could wrap yourself in it and it would still read as delicate and airy. A classic and elegant rendering of the concept of “clean”, it balances the brisk, fresh elements with soft, sensual ones. Pure and beautiful.
White rose, pink pepper, aldehyde, violet, neroli, peony, blonde woods, sandalwood, musk
Scent Split is such a cool concept! I am so glad I spent a few bucks before I bought the whole bottle. I will be using Scent Split again.
I was really excited to try Blanche, I love the idea of it and the notes sounded like something I would love. The issue for me is that it smells too clean. Not like fresh washed cotton or something, which would be fine, but like tide, before it mixes with the shirt or blanket, and it still has that chemical smell that you know isn't good for you but you use it anyway. It smells like concentrated cleaner that needs to be diluted with water. I know that sounds harsh, and I know some people really love this, I just wanted to love it so much that the reality is all the more disappointing. I love Gypsy Water though, which I know a lot of people do not. That is why scents are so personal and there are a million of them. But if you're looking for a soft, clean, slightly sexy floral this ain't it, sweetheart.