Plumeria de Orris 2019

Plumeria de Orris by Areej Le Doré
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Plumeria de Orris is a new and limited perfume by Areej Le Doré for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is floral-animal. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued. Limited Edition
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesFrangipani absolute, Apricot, Orris absolute
Heart Notes Heart NotesSandalwood, Vanilla, Civet
Base Notes Base NotesMyrrh, Vetiver, Cedarwood

Ratings

Scent

8.4 (28 Ratings)

Longevity

8.6 (29 Ratings)

Sillage

7.2 (29 Ratings)

Bottle

9.0 (24 Ratings)
Submitted by Maggy4u, last update on 05.09.2020.
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Rosie88
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Rosie88
Rosie88
Very helpful Review    8  
"No big deal."
You would think that you would get smarter over time and have learned that blind buying is not always recommended...
Since I am not able to learn in this context anyway and my collection is "not yet big enough", it happened again... my ordering finger had a Tourettes attack again and so it happened that Plumeria de Orris now joins my collection...

Of course, the pyramid was analysed in detail beforehand, the existing reviews were read through in detail and more research was done on the internet...

I'm not really a big fan of sweet floral scents. And fruits I also very rarely like in a fragrance...

Well, I guess my brain took a break that day and put my mind on ice for a while... because if you look at the pyramid and also the reviews of Plumeria de Orris here on Parfumo, the fragrance is described exactly the same way... fruity, sweet with flowers :-o

Well, the next day I was wondering what exactly happened, but ordered is ordered and now we had to wait...

When the package arrived, I had to give in to my sceptical curiosity immediately and test the scent...

The scent starts very dull with me, the flowers are there, but they seem to be only a kind of "accessory" and buzz in the background...
...the flowers are wafting with a powdery and very delicate sweetness... not sticky or kitschy (*froh-bin*)
The frangipani now appears a little more clearly and the dullness combines with the delicate powdery nature of the iris...

It's all becoming a little bit more... Frangipani almost seems to caramelise, but still not sticky or kitschy, but rather sublime with tender, adult sweetness... The apricot doesn't really show itself in my case (*froh-bin*)

In the later course, the powdery, delicately sweet frangipani is accompanied by soft wood sounds
Vanilla is now also clearly recognizable and puts something on top in terms of sweetness.

In the end, the still sweet frangipani with soft civet kisses and a little myrrh can be found again...

Phew, I just "got away" again ;-) hahaha, I was afraid of the sweetness and the fruitiness, but everything was "half as wild" :-)

The fragrance is really very well done, even if I had hoped for the civet to be a little clearer and more distinctive... in the end I am very satisfied with this blind purchase :)

Regarding the durability, the fragrance lasted for about 7.5 hours, even if in the end it was only rather close to the skin...

Sillage is not too intense, just right for the office :-)

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Drseid

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Drseid
Drseid
Helpful Review    1  
A Plumeria Smell Education...
Plumeria de Orris goes on skin with a blast of orris featuring an almost dense powdery character not unlike one found in fine make-up, coupled with hints of underlying plumeria, coming across similar to slightly sweet coconut. As the composition moves to its early heart, the orris now comes on strong, taking the sole starring role, with the plumeria continuing to smell somewhat similar to coconut, but adding a gardenia-like facet as the florals sharpen as time passes, adding a touch of additional sweetness from a vanilla and creamy sandalwood tandem that stays far back in additional subtle support. During the late dry-down the orris loses is powdery facet (and its detectable plumeria co-star), finally ceding its focal role to allow touches of woody, lemony vetiver in the base to emerge as co-star, with the sandalwood remaining in support as a slight sweetener through the finish. Projection is average, but longevity is outstanding at well over 12 hours on skin.

OK, now we're talking... While Orris/iris focal compositions tend to be some of my least favorites, Plumeria de Orris can't be denied as a truly fine effort. The ingredient quality is fabulous, with extremely high quality ingredients used. While I don't have a lot of prior experience with plumeria (as the ingredient is too expensive for most perfume ingredient budgets), sniffing it here has been quite the education as not only does it smell quite good, its facets seem to shift throughout the development making pinning down any easy way to describe it quite elusive. My use of words like coconut and gardenia really don't do the plumeria justice, but the truth is in its implementation here it doesn't quite smell like anything I have sniffed to date, making the experience all the more exciting and unique. The vetiver and sandalwood driven base is skillfully kept in-check to meld perfectly with the remnants of the orris, making for an outstanding late dry-down. The bottom line is the $200 per 30ml Plumeria de Orris may not be *my* kind of composition due to its orris focus, but it most certainly could and arguably *should* be many others', earning an "excellent" 4 stars out of 5 rating and a strong recommendation to all orris/iris composition fans, and/or admirers of rare, unique smelling ingredients. Good stuff!
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JackHunter33

57 Reviews
JackHunter33
JackHunter33
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Plumeria de Orris
What I get from this is a flowery fruity orris glazed in honey scent accord. The exotic flower is the Plumeria, the fruity aspect is coming from the apricot and orris is the powdery violet tinged note.

It is light and beautiful and does lean towards the feminine spectrum but not so much that a man cannot pull off wearing this. But then it all depends on what your threshold is and where you draw the line.

There is a vanilla sweetness to the scent and when after a few hours the Sandalwood appears the scent starts to smell better and better. The Sandalwood seems to ground the scent and give it more body whilst making it more unisex.

As we move into the basenotes you can smell a slight resinous myrhh which does become stronger though this does not diminish the flowery fruity orris glazed in honey accord.

Also now and again you can smell a very slight animalic civet note but it comes and goes very quickly. It adds a slight animalic tinge.

Now the longevity is good with this lasting more than ten hours but the projection is about average.

I like this though I do feel that the orris dominates everything else and drowns out the Plumeria accord for a lot of the time. When it does show it self it smells very lovely!

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