Good Classic Floral Chypre
There is always the danger of giving a too realistic name to the composition, the one of not meeting the user expectations about his/her idead of the element that names the perfume. From what i have been seeing from comments i have read, this is a problem that happened with Frederic Malle Eau de Magnolia. I read critiques about its citrus aspect, it's lemon overdose, and this instigate me to search for the gas cromatographic analysis of the elements the flower exudes.From what is described, i think that the perfumer who created Eau de Magnolia was very literal with its smell. the flower is rich in chemical compounds that would give her a citrus, green, herbal aroma, with a green bitter lemony rose nuance (probably due the high percentual of geraniol). And it's exactly this way that this fragrance start on my skin; little by little, it makes the transition to a more creamy floral, with the white floral idea enchanced here, a transition from a magnolia aroma to something like jasmine or honeysuckle. In this point i notice that there is a very classic inspiration on this creation: Eau de Magnolia revisits the citrus floral chypre cold structure of Cristalle Chanel (specially in the EDP version), giving it a greener aura and putting more emphasis on the citrus side of the idea. To me, it's the kind of sober and elegant floral chypre that is not much made anymore and that impresses me due its harmony in its aroma, not strong neither delicate, and its great technical aspect, good diffusion on skin.Altough its critiques, i think it's a very well successful Frederic Malle.