Perle de Mousse (2012)

Perle de Mousse by Ann Gérard
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Perle de Mousse is a perfume by Ann Gérard for women and was released in 2012. The scent is floral-green. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Pink pepper, Bergamot, Mandarin, Galbanum, Ivy
Heart Notes Heart NotesLily-of-the-valley, Hawthorn, Bulgarian rose, Clove, Jasmine, Gardenia
Base Notes Base NotesMastic resin, Ambergris, Musk, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

6.9 (41 Ratings)

Longevity

6.2 (29 Ratings)

Sillage

5.3 (30 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (36 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 26.01.2019
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BronxBeauty

58 Reviews
BronxBeauty
BronxBeauty
1
Sublime Citrus Leather
Like the idea of O de Lancome, but think its astringent top feels a bit like being hit in the face with a can of Lemon Pledge?

Have fond memories of EL's Azuree, but find its rawhide embrace too heavy and dated for your present needs?

Ann Gerard's Perle de Mousse is the fume for you. And me.

This stuff is a prime example of the artistry of Duchafour's transparent style; each note unwraps effortlessly like a veil slipping to the floor. You can read the review below for the play-by-play. Suffice it to say, I dig it.
8.0/10
Ysbrand

84 Reviews
Ysbrand
Ysbrand
5
Enticed to the dark forest
Perle de Mousse starts green and radiant: a burst of aldehydes and grass, very natural smelling, just mown and sun warmed. Silver bergamot gives way to a stunning lily-of-the-valley. The flower is spiced up with fresh unripe pepper berries with and the oily bitterness of mandarin zest.

For a second you think the lily is fragile and springlike, but then it starts a wild race to the bottom of the woods, and so, this shimmering green of the opening turns darker and darker as you chase the light-footed flower in the vegetal depths; crushed ivy leaves, galbanum resin and a clovey wallflower serve as a base for the seductive sweetness of the Muget, that overflies the fragance graciously, playing hard to get... The innocent whiteness of the lily-of-the-valley evolves into a slightly camphorous gardenia: sweet, creamy, balsamic: truly intoxicating. Gardenia shines even brighter in contrast to the invigorating, harsh, dry, mossy greenery and the piney mastic resin.

The bitterness fades considerably after a while and the fragance becomes a lighter and more enveloping version. A salty lukewarm ambergris (and myrrh?) soften the still mastic-refreshed gardenia/rose concoction. This balmy phase is delightful and long but closer to the skin of what i would like (or was I just too tight when i dabbed it? maybe) The vanilla rises finally. That sweet, warm, musky vanilla touch will last to the drydown, that is much gentler than you would expect of its racy start.

I see Perle de Mousse as a deceiving fragance. It is hard to define, it is hard to name the main character in this story. Lily-of-the-valley, ambers, resins... It starts like a Diorissimo with an attitude and transforms into something else, soft and sensual in an unexpected, out of the beaten track way. Mysterious, playful and refined, a nymph of the woods. Ann Gérard really captivated me.
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