Notes: Praline, Powdery Notes, White Bitter Almonds, Rose Petal Jam, Saffron and Musk
Pros: Neither overly-sweet nor overly-floral; a near-unisex rose. No Angelic sweets here, this one heads for lighter turf, like L'Artisan's Jour de Fete meets Rosine.
Cons: Could project a bit more.
Bottleworthy? Yes, I think this could become addictive and comforting.
Where can I buy it? $80 for 75ml edp at Luckyscent.com
The Bottom Line: Imagine Opone as a bread and Gourmandises as a flaky pastry, where the former is dusty and straightforward, the latter is served on a beautiful plate with a berry-petal glaze. The saffron here adds a warm almost musky base while the almond notes are merely an accent. I'm intrigued with the rose petal jam accord - just enough rose to be interesting without making me ill. I'm looking for a decant!
Rating (out of 10): 7
I'm becoming more and more interested in saffron. Aside from CSP and Diptyque, what other Saffron scents do you love?