Une Amourette - Roland Mouret 2017

Une Amourette - Roland Mouret by Etat Libre d'Orange
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Une Amourette - Roland Mouret is a popular perfume by Etat Libre d'Orange for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is woody-spicy. It is still in production. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Daniela Andrier

Fragrance Notes

Neroli, Iris, Vanilla absolute, Akigalawood®

Ratings

Scent

7.6 (69 Ratings)

Longevity

7.9 (61 Ratings)

Sillage

7.2 (60 Ratings)

Bottle

7.5 (62 Ratings)
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8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Emorandeira

295 Reviews
Emorandeira
Emorandeira
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Spicy and oudy neroli fragance
Nice but weird, weird, weird... However weird doesnt mind bad and this a very weird but great scent. It remember me a lot to symphonie de neroli by bortnikoff, but in this case the opening is very peppery (i know that It probably doent have any pepper un but all together makes an effect like the pepper smell) while the bortnikoff one is much more oudy. Yo the dry down this peppery vibe becomes more in neroli, so maybe is produced for a high neroli concentration at the beggining. In the dry down both perfumes become more similar because un this one some note very similar to oud begins to appear and in the brotnikoff one the medicinal and fecal feeling fades off. So for me the dry down in une amourette is just lovely!! Vanilla and iris gives some powdery and sweet character tonthe dry down.
The longevity is quité, more coparing yo the other fragance that Daniela Rocher has made for the brand which is almost imperceptible. The sillage is good but moderate. I would use more at day than at night and better with colder weather. Totally unisex.

Scent: 8
Longevity: 8
Sillage: 7
Quality/price: 7
Versatility: 6
Originality: 9
Global: 8
8
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Flaconesse
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Flaconesse
Flaconesse
   8  
A wild affair
All of a sudden, those feelings were there. Was it his scent, his walk or her smile that suddenly sparked the sparks? Looks meet, say more than words. A hint with the fence post is no longer necessary, it simply falls into the middle of the action in the form of several boards from Akigalawood, buries everything, dusts pepperily through the area, numbing, intoxicating, everything capturing. Why does it feel so exciting, so new? Was it because he was taken or because he was too young? Because he never dared to dream he could cast a spell over this proud woman?

Stormily rolling around in the sheets, cannot get enough from each other, until one sinks completely exhausted into the gentle arms of the bitter orange blossoms, which are blown up in a light breeze. A new consciousness is awakening. More gently than before, almost sweetly mild, like breathed kisses, on the palms of the hands, the neck, the eyelids. Protective and loving, the delicate veil of white flowers lies over the wood, creating a bewitching tension of aromas here and there. They keep looking at each other to make sure of the situation. Nice words fall and even more tingling looks. The first iris blossoms stretch their heads through the waving blanket of neroli, complementing the sea of flowers.

It does not remain with an encounter, not with a moment, but who could have foreseen this before. Hundreds of beautiful and painful, exciting and tender feelings arise, which are preserved forever, somewhere in a secret hiding place. And when everything is finally over, a last pale breath of pepperiness remains, reminiscent of the wild times and the sweet, conciliatory scent of vanilla, quietly whispering: "Yes, it was worth it! and all heartaches can be forgotten.

Une Amourette - I would do it again.
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jtd

484 Reviews
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jtd
Helpful Review    5  
suntan
Perfume marketing tends to induce tsunami-sized eye-rolls in me, so I have a love/meh relationship with Etat Libre d'Orange. Love the perfume, cringe at the 'stories' the brand gives each of its perfumes. The scene-setting melodrama can be interesting as a side-bar, but the 'story' is irrelevant to the experience of the perfume. So when a friend recently turned me on to Une Amourette I started the odd little two-step I find myself doing with most ELDO perfumes: enjoy the perfume and just ignore the story. But the dance takes enough effort that I eventually give in, read the text and have a laugh.

I had just written some quick notes for myself that started with, "It’s a lovely, conservatively proportioned floriental. A contemporary take on a traditional genre." when I decided to take a peek at ELDO's take on Une Amourette. There designer Roland Mouret's is quoted: "Une Amourette is a no-holds-barred fragrance. It is not for everybody. It’s divisive. It will corrupt the fragrance category with its subversive positioning." Oh, for fuck's sake. Really?

Une Amourette isn't divisive or subversive in the least. But you know what? It's gorgeous. Forget corrupting categories and just dig the feel-goodness of Une Amourette--that's where this perfume hits its stride. A peppery citrus opening is the freshest, though not necessarily the brightest moment of the perfume. Matte, spicy, creamy-powdered florals illuminate the perfume from within and transfer their glow to your skin. A mineralic vanilla-almond accord forms a backdrop for the skanky white florals and reminds me of the way Bellodgia set a spicy carnation against a chewy marzipan stage curtain for maximum effect. Here the result is less powdery, more mineralic and far more modern than comparison to the old Caron perfume might imply.

The heartnotes blend into a listless olfactory image of vintage suntan lotion. The particular combo of solar florals and creamy woods actually suggest a whipped-smooth beige or khaki tone. The almond-vanilla accord reinforces the image with a matte sand or putty tint, but perfumer Andrier takes a page from Coco Chanel's book. What you notice in historical images of Chanel's collections is not the plainness of the color but the uncluttered design, the perfect drape of the fabrics, the impeccable tailoring. The difference between the perfect beige and dinginess is slim and the potentially dull ‘color palette’ of Une Amourette could have been its downfall. 

Like Chanel, Andrier's manages to make the olfactory ‘color’ chic. She reassembles olfactory cues to shift from a beige hue to tanned skin, from flowers to sun tan lotion. The perfume’s easy finish and seamless transitions make it an effortless wear but don’t disguise the details. The floral accord's heavily indolic breathiness reinforces suntan lotion's implicit suggestion of parading flesh barely contained by swim trunks and bikinis. Andrier gives you skin and sun. Flirtation and exhibitionism. Skip Mouret's story of corruption and subversion. Just dig the potential of Andrier's suggestive scenario and fill in the rest for yourself.

(from scenthurdle.com)
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EmorandeiraEmorandeira 172 days ago
8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Very spicy and peppery opening and sweeter and more subtle and powdery dry down with the neroli, vanilla, iris and Woods. Good longevity.

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