13 de fev. de 2020

Olibere Paris Le Jardin d'Amelie and Le Jardin de La Reine - English Review


With the exception of Le Jardin de Madame Chan, which stands out for its more classic and opulent aura, the perfumes in the Les Insoumises collection have in their essence a spring aura that varies in intensity and in the citrus and floral freshness among the members.

They are cost-effective perfumes that seem to offer something more exclusive but with a more commercial dynamic, as if they were improved versions of ideas already known to the public. They end up being worthwhile because the olfactory constructions that Luca Maffei delivers here are exceptional even when the themes are already known. And for fresh / light perfumes, the performance is really good.

Le Jardin d'Amélie

Le Jardin d'Amelie is inspired by the protagonist of the acclaimed French film "Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain ". Just like the protagonist that inspires the creation, it is a delicate and cheerful perfume that marks its presence in a more discreet and persistent way.

It is interesting that the perfumer uses rhubarb here without it giving a more sour side to the fragrance, which has a green and juicy aroma that to my nose is like an imaginary accord of green apple and citrus leaves.

The floral heart of the perfume is delicate, citrus and cheerful and maintains the spring aura of the opening, evolving into a base where musk, amber and woody accord combine in a second skin block with a light sweet and exotic touch, which seems to help sustain the lightness of the composition on the skin. Very consistent with the protagonist who inspires the creation.

Le Jardin de La Reine

Le Jardin de La Reine is inspired by the famous French Queen Marie Antoinette and probably the most modern version of its history, the film made by Sofia Coppola. A perfume centered on the queen of flowers, the rose, is dedicated to the famous French queen, and a kind of woody oriental musk is built in the style of fragrances such as Idylle and Narciso Rodriguez.

What changes is the quality of the rose used here, which shows its greener side and also seems to refer to the stem and leaves of the roses. Somehow, a side of ambergris seems to shine stronger among the oriental woody aroma and is a way of linking Maria Antônieta's obsession with ambergris (the queen even impregnated the walls of her apartments with ambergris).

Le Jardin de La Reine seems to be a bridge between the most spring side of the collection and the most exotic oriental perfume, Le Jardin by Madame Chan, and it is certainly one that even having a well-known aroma will please the female audience, representing in a modern way the opulent queen.