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Opens with a watery blend of green and floral notes. The accord is sweet (rose) and fresh (freesia) the perfect opening for a spring/summer fragrance. However, much to my surprise the scent gradually takes a turn into a sweeter, denser territory: once the top notes vanish I see a magnolia-enhanced lily of the valley-accord. The powdery, creamy qualities of magnolia contrast nicely with the acidic dewiness of lily of the valley. This play with contrasting sensations like crisp/smooth, acidic/sweet, powdery/watery, dense/gauzy makes Inflorescence really special. Additionally, the central lily of the valley accord is very well-made not too artificial/functional fragrance-like. The base is made with a heady jasmine and a silky woodsy musk; they anchor the fragrance to my skin and conclude its story with a luminous floral dry-down.