Une Fleur de Cassie by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
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Une Fleur de Cassie is a popular perfume by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle for women and men and was released in 2000. The scent is floral-animal. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Cassia, Carnation, Jasmine, Cumin, Mimosa
Heart Notes Heart NotesAldehydes, Apricot, Rose, Salicylate, Violet
Base Notes Base NotesMusk, Sandalwood, Cedarwood

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (174 Ratings)

Longevity

8.2 (131 Ratings)

Sillage

6.7 (126 Ratings)

Bottle

7.4 (116 Ratings)
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9.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Isolani
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Isolani
Isolani
Top Review    16  
...what can become of everything...
Like when you feel
with Allen
and everything
you would have thrown over -
"Dear me what have you got? back on the job?" -
and you now
the train of
Falcons
if you had connected -
Rookie that you are
They were just here,
were shooting above you
a few loose rounds
to warm up,
flew in a breakneck
Southeast curve
so non-binding and concise
past you
and winked at you
finally
from a height
of three hundred meters
tailor-made to,
right into the bird-free heart,
so to speak;
you were defenseless gave away your
Transition jacket
how once was St. Martin
and shouted:
"Johoo,
i'm coming with you no matter where we go."

Pretty ballsy,
or thoughtless.

And you didn't even
Little wings,
of wings
whole
to remain silent.
Basically,
honestly,
did you give them,
the falcon,
nothing to offer.

And yet
they take you in,
like her kind,
grant you a nest,
which warms
and
protects.

Maybe it's because she
better than others
know,
what from
everything
all
can be made.

If only you cared.

And this is how you learn
fast
from them,
that it doesn't need a pilot,
to go from here to there
to come;
not even a break
needs it
on the one
long
Train
to the south.

That's mysterious:
to observe,
how they do it
into the
Flying between spaces,
those,
the lead gray,
rain-heavy sky
from the
sunny,
golden fields
disconnect;
how they are in it
each at home
and feel strange,
they're sensitive to the weather
And exposed to the wind,
that blows them away.

A lot of things are going -
and blew away:
look,
also the notes
of your funniest experiences
of the last weeks
and months.
When you were
no prospective
Falcon
wasst.

Such as:

Swaying with KIWI
in the ZDF television garden,
( recently weakly occupied-
you know:
"Shh, the crisis...!" ).

But KIWI
is in shape,
as always!
It just doesn't age
and wears their
green hanging dresses
like a nine-year-old
before communion.

And sulks
like Aunt Gisela
Then: the purchase of all current
Giesswein Treter,
alone,
because the redhead in
TV commercial from summer
was/is so sexy.

And then:
now she is
all at once
not to be seen anymore,
Tough luck;
she probably married KIwI
Or Boris Becker
However, there remains
you the sly
and a little spiteful joy,
that on delivery
half the load
in DHL vehicle
yours is
and you them
just not !
to the front door of the apartment
on the third floor
to wear...

What is there
the minimum wage ?

**

Meanwhile,
of the birds small heart
knows about all this
nothing,
has its own
Sentimentalities
and don't know exactly
where to
with all this,
their own
world-spanning
Melancholy
No, torn
it will not,
not by a long shot !
Don't worry It doesn't even take damage -
it can take it all.
It can take that much Yeah, so much...

This much holds
also
your
Heart
off.

Have you ever seen 'br /> thought of that ?
Keep an eye on it.

Thus
some
of the sensitivities
clarified,
and that would make it possible
also good
about the
Winter
come.

Which will get cold.
Like hardly a winter
each
before.

-------------------

A melancholic scent;
the time stands,
and it blows
the message
behind the stars
to the present.

The favourite gardener
lays the last flowers
of the year
to your heart.

On the flight to the south:

Acacia woods.
Mimosa groves.
--------------------

First old and
dilapidated houses
appear on the horizon
and announce your entry
into civilization.

It's foggy,
at 13.7 degrees,
Drizzle floats down
and make your eyes
shine.

"Be brave,"
you say to yourself,
"don't do it again like this
like back then
in Perpignan,
when everything seemed possible
and you're afraid
before the success...
do'.
Come on, come on! "

Barely a few metres further on
someone suddenly grabs you to the rain moisture
Shoulder.

"What do you think? how does it go now
continue:
more rain is coming,
the fog remains -
and what about the middle, there you go ?
You got an answer?"

"Yes - the middle... good question, my friend" -
you say, shrug your shoulder,
"Let me put it this way..."
Then you'll be screwed the voice,
and you mean,
that there are
now after all
already
the first
Wing attachments
sign...

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9
Bottle
Iseabail

25 Reviews
Iseabail
Iseabail
   1  
Dirty floral par excellence
Fleur de Cassie is my holy grail! After testing hundreds of scents, this is the one that makes my heart skip a beat. It is a dense composition. Indolic mimosa and carnation dominate along with a persistent cumin note. It is a floral woody carnal scent. Very retro, slightly powdery.
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Scent
8
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9
Sillage
6
Bottle
Valrahmeh
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Valrahmeh
Valrahmeh
Top Review    18  
Totally out of time
I like perfumes that are completely out of time. Une fleur de Cassie could have worn Louise de La Vallière, or Madame de Montespan.
It's an unsweet, enchanted, but also somehow bulky perfume, gentle and at the same time unapproachable, like a beautiful 18-year-old girl who refuses to leave the house because then her beauty might attract the wrong people's attention. The composition is contradictory, complex and yet it creates a harmonious whole, which shows the effort with which it was created. I bought it as a work of art, sometimes wearing it and then cursing it. Because it never really fit. Like the white knight who discovers the beautiful 18-year-old girl sometime in his enchanted garden and kidnaps her on his horse. He has stolen something precious, but is not happy with it.
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jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
Top Review    7  
Ropion floral
Ropion knows how to make monster florals. Ysatis, Amarige, Alien. Jarring and disturbing to some, ravishing to others. (Count me in the disturbed category.) The key is in the synth-natural play of Ropion’s aesthetic. Take Amarige and Alien (co-authored with Laurent Bruyère). They are considered versions of the soliflor yet to my nose they are so unequivocally chemical in tone as to be science-fiction. Ropion’s mainstream florals are so exaggerated, so counterbalanced with potent synthetics that they can seem brittle. They might pay lip service to flowers, but their magnitude and mathematical sense of proportion mark them as artificial. The hyperbole of the accords will read as graceful to some and as frightening to others. If a flower is like a folk song, Ropion’s florals are Farinelli singing to Louis XV at Versailles.

Ropion puts his ability to leverage floral tones to excellent use in Une Fleur de Cassie. It lacks the stiffness of Ysatis and the shrillness of Amarige but is equally, and proudly, as synthetic as either of the two. The name name might lead you to believe it’s an attempt at a soliflor, but the mix of an odd botanical note like cassie/mimosa with heavy synthetics makes Une Fleur de Cassie a cyborg of a perfume. It pairs scents of mud and metal, cinnamon and slate, almond and glue. The the bold use of seemingly disparate tones gives Une Fleur de Cassie a deep saturation. The balance of large strokes and detail allows it to be as large as Ysatis’s bouquet but far less overdressed.

Une Fleur de Cassie showcases Ropion’s strength at calculating olfactory effects to the umpteenth decimal point. It is a remarkably intricate and precise perfume but the complexity doesn’t lead to obscurity. You don’t need a vocabulary of notes to read Une Fleur de Cassie. The legibility is in the clarity and accuracy of the olfactory aesthetics, not in the list of notes. To lean further into the opera analogy, Une Fleur de Cassie offers a satisfying experience whether you’ve read the libretto or not.

For some perfumers working with a prestigious niche house is the opportunity to branch out from the obligatory mainstream sensibilities of their day jobs. For Ropion its a chance to hunker down and dig more deeply into a genre he’s known for. Frédéric Malle’s approach to art direction is to give the perfumer the resources to pursue his own direction and then to engage in a discussion during the perfume’s creation. It is a measured approach, one that favors a thoughtful composition over an outrageous one. Une Fleur de Cassie’s success is likely due to both Malle’s and Ropion’s input and was one of the perfumes that put the Malle brand at the center of attention when the line launched in 2000.
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7
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7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Fanny

66 Reviews
Fanny
Fanny
   2  
Following in a wake
A cold salon at dawn in New York.
Melancholy wafts of flowers right before their wilting sets in. Used stockings thrown on a chair, a short sleep has set off their wearer. All windows are closed.
Within an hour a maid will enter the building, very softly.
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9
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10
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7.5
Sillage
Efemmeral

18 Reviews
Efemmeral
Efemmeral
   8  
Stendhal Syndrome (I Cried)
Like the flight of an albatross, this one. Such heavy molecules to become airborne - and it’s an effort - but after some lumbering along the ground and some ungainly flapping it finds my thermals and flies!

And there it is, aloft. Gliding for what seems an unreasonable time, this beauty is such a resolved whole it seems that evolutionary forces are responsible in bringing about an entity so fit for its purpose.

Its purpose? To soar. That it brings me pleasure through its being seems an irrelevant aside to its joyous existence. Certainly not all its aspects are uncomplicated or simply pleasing, but there is much simple pleasure herein. It rises far above mere prettiness; I would certainly not call it accessible.

That I am by turns and simultaneously aware of the details and the whole is a brilliant work of balance. I am aware of an effortless grace, of a creaminess, of a softness, of an intimate warm animal smell, of a distant elegance. From some angles I see that extraordinary wingspan, if I turn my head I catch the beaked profile or the curve of primary feathers, the tucked webbed feet that indicate this bird can (but doesn’t often) come to ground or water.

Always it appears a live, breathing thing. In scent, something like the smell of sweat on my skin after sweet debauchery.

A creation that brings me to tears with its sheer magnificence.
10
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10
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Oberon21

47 Reviews
Oberon21
Oberon21
Helpful Review    3  
Une Fleur de Cassie
in my opinion this is a wonderful frag ,elegant ,sensual ,beutifully flower orchestrated ,definitely a must buy for very special people .
a powerful sillage and longevity for a floral scent and this makes me like it more and more
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10
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5
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7.5
Bottle
Drseid

752 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Helpful Review    6  
If The Cassie Flower Smells Like This Consider Me A Big Fan...
The brief but incredible opening has mild jasmine, coupled with subtle bergamot and mimosa accents. Soon after, I detect a dollop of cumin is added to a subdued but persistent rose heart that keeps the scent dark and somewhat dirty. The cumin has a bit of the dreaded "BO" note I tend to run from in fragrances, but unlike most scents with that note, Ropion has masterfully held the cumin just enough in-check to convey the dirtiness of the florals without being off-putting. I am also getting a nice dose of violet, and even quite a bit of carnation in the heart of the scent (even though carnation is not a listed note). The rose hangs around through the base notes, while joined primarily by musk to keep Une Fleur de Cassie's dark nature at the fore. Projection is average to slightly below average, but the scent has very good staying power.

I love Une Fleur de Cassie, and while I may not know if it achieves the true character of the Cassie flower, I can highly recommend it regardless. I am starting to come to the conclusion that Dominique Ropion has become my favorite living modern-day parfumier. Brilliant! 4 to 4.5 stars out of 5.
LiliumLibido

51 Reviews
LiliumLibido
LiliumLibido
Very helpful Review    9  
A very personal embrace
Every single note in this fragrance was put in there to reinforce a feeling of intimacy. This is womanliness at its rawest: breathy, soft and textured at once, the notes compliment and contrast each other beautifully.
The tandem work of the aldehydes and the salicylate is paramount in imparting the perfume with that lingering, breathy, slightly salty effect, it is skin in all its human glory: clean, not so clean, sweaty, touched, it is woman.
Some may even perceive it as a "rude" fragrance: almost like a scent that has very poor impulse control, a scent that reveals too much of what should be kept private. Not very well bred, but always unforgettable in its allure.
I find that the combination of cassia, jasmine and cumin in the top really sets the tone even with the fresher and softer surrounding notes, the opening clearly announces its intent. And it's not polite, lol!
Very dense in the base, this perfume is like a cello composition: you will feel it down to the base of your spine.
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7.5
Longevity
7.5
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Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
   5  
Jarring--not my favorite Malle
I fully expected to love Frédéric Malle UNE FLEUR DE CASSIE. Dominique Ropion creates a cassis perfume chez Malle? What's not to love? Glancing over the note hierarchy, I believe that I have determined the answer, in two words: aldehydic cumin. Yikes!

There is something truly jarring about this composition. It is unsettling, disturbing, disruptive, not comforting, soothing, or seductive--at least not to me! I appreciate this composition in theory, but in practice it's simply not very enjoyable for me to wear.

Interestingly enough, FLEUR DE CASSIE overlaps somewhat with Guerlain APRES L'ONDEE, but the latter is clean and limpid, while the former seems somehow crowded and cramped. Wearing APRES L'ONDEE is like loping through a lush field after a rain; wearing FLEUR DE CASSIE is like attempting to limp home after pulling a muscle in one's calf.

Not for me. I blame my personal incompatibility with this Ropion creation not on poor materials, which they certainly are not, nor on the perfumer--he's one of my favorites--but on what to me is an inharmonious marriage of aldehydes and cumin. Désolée.

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HermeshHermesh 5 years ago
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7.5
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Behind the lush green hides mimosa. Initially shy and delicate, it asserts itself more and more. In the heart, the scent is most beautiful.

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