Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Lilac Love Woman description
Leave it to the epic house of Amouage, after ruling the school with complex, labyrinthine and spice-stuffed scents, to release a pastry puff of pure delight in Lilac Love Woman. Even more so when you consider that this is not a lilac scent in the truest sense.
Lilac Love is a buoyant floral bouquet as delicate as they come, spiked with a winsome dusting of deliciously rich vanilla, tonka bean and cacao powder. It’s a quick trip to the French bakery and florist shop all rolled into one precocious perfume.
The bouquet is made up of roses, jasmine, heliotrope, gardenia and orris, with the powdery facets of the orris and heliotrope as a focal point to pair with the dry tonka and cacao undertones. The gardenia is lush and full, and envelops the entire fragrance in a sinful, milky (think whole milk – fatty and decadent) sheen. The texture of this fragrance is what makes it so unique and witty, especially for a house like Amouage, which tends towards a more operatic profile in their releases. Simply put, Lilac Love Woman is a delightful confection of a fragrance – somewhere between a box of artisanal pastilles and a velvety, rosewater-infused latte, with all the yummy chocolate powder sprinkled on top.
The drydown has hints of patchouli scattered throughout, but it’s a grace note meant to highlight the florals and gourmand notes. It’s exotic and herbal personality adds mystery and a spicy warmth to the chocolate – a shot of heat hidden in the sweet pastry.
Amouage should be commended for creating this fragrance – it’s lovely to see such a powerhouse line completely switching gears and offering their fans a perfume that is as light, silly and winsome as they could possibly make it. Yet still crafting a scent that is every bit as emblematic of their house style as their more densely-layered releases. The hallmarks are all present here: impeccable blending, fully- saturated notes, and a clearly defined theme running through the composition.
So if you’ve only heard of Amouage, but haven’t had the opportunity to sample what they are all about, try Lilac Love first. Everything you need to know about their style is wrapped up here in a wonderful, engaging and unforgettably clever scent.