Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Style de Paris description
Catharine Malandrino’s line of fragrances is a real treat. Her perfumes have such a wry and intelligent wit, and they take daring and fun chances with texture and structure to create entirely new scent experiences on the skin.
If you’re a veteran of the perfumery scene, her line will show you completely original perspectives, and if you’re just starting out, her line can teach you a lot about how perfumes are made, and you’ll smell amazing as you learn your notes.
Style de Paris is no exception. The top and heart notes seem to be twinned, so you experience both at the same time, and the dry down is only one note: patchouli, which runs below the fragrance like an underground spice river.
The citrusy powder in the orange blossom mirrors the opening Italian mandarin, the red grapefruit shimmers with a lovely violet overlay, and the tropical lushness of the pear matches gardenia’s exotic humidity.
This twinning magic is irresistible, and creates an accord of its own. This perfume soon transforms into a pulsing kaleidoscope of citrus and floral tones, and you can either concentrate on one note or just let the crystalline expanse of it flow over you. (If you’re curious about how to play with the traditional pyramid note structure in a scent, Style de Paris is a complex and alluring example.)
The matching of the top and heart notes also instantly makes Style de Paris a four-season wear. The patchouli base is strong enough to handle the winter months, and the floral backing of the citrus prevents it from evaporating too quickly. This is a perfume that can go with anything year-round, and will complement any look. It may appear a bit on the feminine side at first spray, but this fragrance is entirely appropriate for men to wear – the floral/spice balance is just right.
And its longevity is remarkable also. You will still be able to detect a faint but steady trace of the patchouli the next day, so if your concern is over whether this scent can keep up with you, rest assured it will.
Style de Paris is one of the most unique scents we have in our collection. Its versatility and creative structure are exciting and new, and it is a no-brainer for matching with anything you have in your clothing wardrobe. Catharine Malandrino’s other perfume, Romance de Provence, is also worth a look if you are a gourmand addict. Roses, jasmine, and sweet, sugary apple pie. Delicious!