Portrait of a Lady
Brand Frederic Malle
Frederic Malle is a true perfume connoisseur and creator of the Editions de Parfums niche” fragrances without compromise" collection. His line consists of 19 amazing perfumes so far, all developed by, according to the Malle, the top ten noses of the world.
The collection expands in November with a new edition named Portrait of a Lady, signed by the famous perfumer Dominique Ropion. Dominique Ropion created the following collection of fragrances: Vetiver Extraordinaire, Carnal Flower, Geranium Pour Monsieur and Une Fleur de Cassie.
Portrait of a Lady is named after the novel by Henry James from the 1881. The perfume deals with rose note and spices in a new, modern way that varies between the oriental and chypre theme with patchouli, natural and intense, dominating the heart of the composition.
Portrait of a Lady is a modern, elegant and unusual expression of the Victorian novel, its heroine, Isabel Archer, her fate and the quest for freedom. She smells of dark roses, mystical and intense.
The notes of this sensual modern classic include Turkish rose, raspberry, black currant, cinnamon, clove, patchouli, sandalwood, incense, ambroxan, benzoin and white musk.
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As always my sample came early than I expected. All impecable. Portrait of a Lady is really good. I love it. Looking forward to get a decant of it, before to get a bottle.
To me this is an OK scent, considering I was testing 25 other best selling fragrances simultaneously. It is very smoky/incensy and not a well rounded fragrance, but if that's what you like this will work. On my skin the performance was good but the scent itself is very puzzling - like walking down a dark alley that is filled with some kind of incense. Definitely has a mysterious element to it though.