Narcisse is a bit of a finding. I feel divided. On one hand i am actually loving the scent. On the other hand, i dont like what it reminds me of. I have smelled this in some woman i find, lets say, boring and conventional. But Narcisse is not boring or convential. I imagine this discontinued fragances became very popular some time, and ended in many wrong hands, including my maths teacher.
It does smell flowery, bitter-sweet, deep yellow/orange, rich and almost opulent, but not really loud. There is a fruity quality, like unripe apricots or peach, and a texture of peach skin all over the fragance.
A rubbery orange blossom rules over the full bodied opening. Flowers rearrange around a note of daffodil that is, like the mythical Narcissus, obsessively egocentric: the flowers enhance the different qualities of daffodil (rich, sweet, animal, mossy, rubber) in a way that sometimes it gets lost in them. The fruits and nutmeg are the most misleading if you are searching for a natural daffodil.
As this well-behaved fragance evolves it gets smoothier and warmer, like a copper/blush colored velvet, linearly. There is a soft narcotic, alluring quality in Narcisse. It is truly growing on me.
The drydown is balmy and vanillic, and slightly milky. It is VERY tame and politely insolent, which i like. With a more aggresive touch , Narcisse would be wildly interesting.
Thank you K and the drag queen from Human Resources from 15th floor for this sample ;)