Superstitious (2017)Eau de Parfum

Superstitious (Eau de Parfum) by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
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Superstitious (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle for women and was released in 2017. The scent is floral-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.

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Fragrance Notes

Turkish rose, Egyptian jasmine, Peach, Amber, Frankincense, Haitian vetiver, Aldehydes

Ratings

Scent

7.3 (80 Ratings)

Longevity

8.3 (73 Ratings)

Sillage

7.9 (75 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (81 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 25.04.2020.

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The scent was created in cooperation with fashion designer Alber Elbaz.
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10
Scent
10
Longevity
9
Sillage
8
Bottle
Emorandeira

213 Reviews
Emorandeira
Emorandeira
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Floral aldehides in a very contemporary vintage creation
The first perfume by Frederic Malle that i have tried (and still my favourite one) was carnal flower. I tried It two years ago and i felt in LOVE instantly. The same day i tried other different Malle perfumes like promises, musc ravageur and... Superstitious... But i didt pay any attention on It.

The i could have a Closer relationship with this brand. I began yo LOVE musc ravageur, música for a while and promise (but nothing to do with superstitious because It smelt for me like the perfume that my grandmother used yo wear when i was a child... This is a grandma's perfume; i thought for myselft everytimw i have tried It)...

But with the time i began yo like It more and more, and everytimw i spray It i falla on LOVE with It a little bit more. I dont know if nowaday i could say It is my favourite one ofnthe collection (carnal flower is a very strong contestant) but if not, It is for sure the second!

I LOVE the aldehides here, the rose and the fantastic Jasmín. For me superstitious means puré class! But this is not a perfume for all, even not a perfume that you Will like the first time you try It or a compliments getter... But when you learn how to LOVE It, you fall un LOVE without any doubt.

Performance is great like in most FM perfumes, overall the ones done by Dominique ropion, but at the same time is very unisex and weareable! A nice option for vintage elegance seakers!

Scent: 9.5
Longevity: 10
Sillage: 8.5
Quality/price: 6
Versatility: 8
Originality: 8
Global: 9.5
9
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
Drseid

723 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
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Ropion + Malle = Greatness
Superstitious opens with an airy rose, supported by soapy aldehydes. Moving to the early heart the soapy aldehydic-laden rose deepens, as it is joined by slightly bracing peach, smooth woody incense, and relatively sanitized jasmine, as hints of underlying woody vetiver peep through from the base. During the late dry-down the jasmine, incense and rose gradually vacate, first leaving the peach to couple with the sharp, woody vetiver and the remnants of the incense, before finally giving way to a vetiver and dry amber base tandem that finishes off the composition's relatively lengthy life-cycle. Projection is very good to excellent, and longevity is outstanding at over 15 hours on skin.

The past year or two have been tough for this reviewer. The perfume releases have not gotten any less numerous, but the quality and effort found in most of what was sniffed just wasn't there. As a result, there really hasn't been anything on the market that could inspire this writer to want to put any effort in posting a review. Enter Superstitious, composed by the great Dominique Ropion for the equally great Frederic Malle...

When I received early word of Superstitious' release I had to take note as most times Ropion and Malle come together for a release it is something special, and luckily, Superstitious does not disappoint.

Immediately when applied on skin the rose comes through, so light and airy. Some reviews I have read compare the rose to Portrait of a Lady, but I respectfully disagree. The rose in Portrait of a Lady is a lush, jammy rose that is the near polar opposite of the kind used here. This is a much more fluid rose that couples better in this implementation with the soapy aldehydes and the slightly bracing peach. Speaking of aldehydes and peach, I was a bit leery when I heard the composition might focus on them as neither have been favorites of mine in past compositions, but Ropion skillfully handles both by first presenting the soapy side of the aldehydes that is very different from their presentation in key legendary compositions like Chanel No. 5, while balancing the peach with fine, sanitized jasmine and clean woody incense. By the time the composition morphs into its sharp, woody vetiver-centric late dry-down it is hard not to be hooked. The end result is a modern perfume that reaches back to the past greats and feels right at home beside them.

The bottom line is the $370 per 100ml bottle Superstitious is living proof that Dominique Ropion is at his best when directed by Frederic Malle, and that neither has lost their magic touch, earning an outstanding 4 to 4.5 stars out of 5 rating and an easy recommendation from this writer who has had his interest in perfume renewed.
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EmorandeiraEmorandeira 78 days ago
10
Scent
10
Longevity
9
Sillage
8
Bottle
Classic aldehides perfume with a very nice rose and Jasmine vibe and a sweet and balsámic background. Remember my grandma's perfume. LOVE!
GorgiaGorgia 10 months ago
Without a doubt the most unique creation of Dominique Ropion.I love it and will wear it selfiscly with confidence.
DorothyGraceDorothyGrace 3 years ago
First impressions 3 day old vase water, aldehydic lemon, a touch of peach. Thin, watery. Neat indole, no jasmine. Not my cup of tea.
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Alex1984Alex1984 3 years ago
7.5
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9
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
Welcome to the 70's! Glorious aldehydes, flowers and a good impression of oakmoss. Base a bit limpid but still. A modern 'memory lane' trip!

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