One Thousand Scents

Friday, April 09, 2010

Scentroulette Day 3: Eclix by La Perla

What you see:

A bottle that looks disturbingly like an alien eye, with a strange, meaningless name.

What they say:

Bergamot, blackcurrant leaves, osmanthus, waterlily, may rose, almond blossom, exotic woods, cocoa and white musk.

What you expect:

Ought to be a floral oriental, don't you think?

What you smell:

Lemon meringue pie. Seriously. Lots of sweet bakery vanilla, lots of lemon, an odd but pleasant drift of fruity osmanthus, as if someone had dropped a flower on top of the pie as decoration.

After a while, the pie-ness fades away to reveal a base of creamy-sweet but slightly sharp wood.

That is all.

It's discontinued, but you can still find it at the online discounters, if this is the sort of thing you feel you need to own. It's really very pleasant, in an offbeat way.

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