World Heritage Perfume
The perfumes tell through its aromas the mankind history and smelling Coty L'Origan i got thinking why there isn't any world heritage rule for historical important fragrances that are truly art works, preventing companies like Coty to cheapen it and, this way, destroying what was beautiful and important. With already 110 years, it's a proof for me that the real luxury and beauty is timeless: it migh look like part of another age, but it still magnificent in its perfect proportions. There are histories that relate Coty L'Origan to both L'Heure Blue and Apres L'Ondee, but L'Origan has its own beauty and i question if the three fragrances weren't influenced by the new and fascinating synthetic molecules available to the perfumers at that time: the sweet, purple, iris and violet like aroma of the methyl ionones, the vanillin sweetness,the almondy, cherry-like smell of heliotropin and coumarin, the sober woodiness of vetiveryl acetate and the animalic essence substitutes like civet and nitromusks. From those, you can see that the heliotropin has an important role on L'Origan, which approximate it from Apres L'Ondee.Still, the execution here is far from the delicate and impressionist style of this major work from Guerlain, being close to L'Heure Bleu for the intensity and the main role that orange flower and clove has on both fragrances. Further, L'Origan distingues itself for having a much intenser spicy and oily clove aura and a secondary use of the bittersweet orange flower aroma that some neroli accords have. Also, the earthiness of L'Heure Bleue is not present here in great evidence, shifting the accord axis into the direction of vanillin and coumarin, with a subtle rose and jasmine touch to give the idea a floral hue.L'Origan base is creamy, of woody nuances and with a musck that complements the slightly sophisticated powdery aura of its idea. L'Origan is a perfect blend of synthetic and natural essences, an exemple of that both, when used together, produce masterpieces. It's simply a wonderful perfume that a fragrance lover should know at least for its historical relevance.