Noble XXI: Art Deco - Vanilla Orchid (2018)

Noble XXI: Art Deco - Vanilla Orchid by Clive Christian
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Noble XXI: Art Deco - Vanilla Orchid is a popular perfume by Clive Christian for women and was released in 2018. The scent is floral-creamy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesHyacinth, Galbanum
Heart Notes Heart NotesLily-of-the-valley
Base Notes Base NotesVanilla, Sandalwood, Musk, Vetiver



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The Vanilla Orchid - Purity in the Sinful 1920s?
In the Noble series, Clive Christian always creates a variant for the gentleman and one for the lady. Number XXI is dedicated to the era of Art Deco. An epoch of decadence, passion, stylistic perfection.
I could already test the men's version Cypress. Today the ladies version Vanilla Orchid.
The fragrance starts springlike with freshly cut green and fragrant hyacinth. Very flowery, but by no means exhausting. Anyone who has ever had Hyazinthe in a closed room knows what a flowery strain it is. Here, however, the hyacinth is kept in check by the galbanum.
But what does all this have to do with Art Deco?
A fragrance that expresses decadence, beauty of form, precious materials and abundance? One showed in the Art Deco what one had if one could belong to those who had something.

Does the orchid fit as a symbol for longing and passion into an epoch in which passion and decadence were almost uninhibitedly lived?
After 30 minutes, the spring-like note of the hyacinth changes into the blossoming lily of the valley, just like in the natural process of botany.

It's apparently a white orchid that inspired Clive Christian, because he uses only white flowers to trace the orchid.
In addition there is an aromatic vanilla, which is noble and not too sweet, I also smell a light rum note here.
Now one might think that the noble orchid as the queen of flowers meets the second most expensive spice in the world, the queen of spices, vanilla.
They do, and they do it the way nature created them.
Because vanilla is a species of orchid. Vanilla blossoms are white beautiful orchid blossoms, but the vanilla aroma comes from the ripened pods.
At the end, the floral notes give way to a mixture of sandalwood and musk, finely balanced and extremely soft.

In the end, it's not the intense Black Orchid of a Tom Ford.
It is the white, the pure and graceful orchid, in a rampant environment of the decadent 1920s and early 1930s.

The Vanilla Orchid shows a nice course and is very well perceptible over 7-8 hours, afterwards only close to the skin.
There are about 20 other fragrances that bear the theme Vanilla Orchid I'm name, e.g. the more fruity version of The Merchant of Venice or a newer one by Elizabeth Arden with White Tea Vanilla Orchid that I haven't yet tested
Both fragrances, the Cypress for men and the Vanilla Orchid for women, harmonize well. Well wearable at festive occasions, it doesn't have to be a 1920s party, but both fragrances definitely demand class and style, in wardrobe as well as in flair.
The bottle, as always elegantly and stylishly designed. For me, this test has shown that especially in the Noble series, both variants should be tested at every epoch, because for me, at least in the Art Deco, they gave coherent pictures.
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