La Dame aux Camélias (2012)

La Dame aux Camélias by Jardins d'Écrivains
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La Dame aux Camélias is a perfume by Jardins d'Écrivains for women and was released in 2012. The scent is floral-powdery. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesVerbena, Cardamom, Orange blossom
Heart Notes Heart NotesViolet, Rose, Camellia
Base Notes Base NotesTonka bean, Musk, Prickly cedar



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Submitted by Joe, last update on 06.12.2019.

Interesting Facts

This fragrance is named after the novel "La Dame aux Camélias" by the French author Alexandre Dumas, fils.
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100 Reviews
Very helpful Review    4
Desiccated floral V syrup bomb
This is the usual Jardins d'Ecrivains core of dusty orange flower backed up by an interesting demerara cake and joss sticks accord, all going head to head with a weird disinfectant tinged syrup.

The messed up froot and antique orange blossom make for a hotchpotch of crudely fitting pieces. Designing a body fragrance thats half monster teen scent and half dusty relic strikes me as both wilfully bizarre and somehow inspired.

You may applaud the risqué oddness of it all, pour scorn on such pretentious niche twaddle, or simply come to wonder if someone spilt his red energy drink on granny's potpourri.

In the end however, La Dame aux Camélias is one of the minority of perfumes that improves over time. As the details fade, the profile pulls itself together into a nice confectionary floral but, as with all craft disciplines, it's a matter of swings and roundabouts; the nicer it gets, the less interesting it becomes.

15 Reviews
I was extremely eager to try La Dame aux Camelias. First, because the homonym book is one of my favourites and second because I really liked the concept that stays at the bottom of this house's creations.

But then, how could I describe the mixed up feelings that La Dame aux Camelias awakened in me? Oh, I know! I must ask you if you ever been in love? Well, not just a transient love, but the one that makes your heart beat so fast, that for a moment the world around you dissipates in thousands and thousands of colors, and your heart runs towards them and back again inside you to beat even faster. Have you ever been so in love that you have lost yourself in the arms of your loved one, absorbing his perfume by every pore, sharing in those moments, just the two of you, all the secrets of the Universe? And the way you feel when your loved one is drawing sketches of his thoughts on your forehead and you gave them life so they can fly away...

That's how La Dame aux Camelias is. Like an intimate moment shared by you two. It is a sensual perfume, erotic, in wich the musk note is the queen, dominating with dignity the flowers which stay open, almost indecent, challenging you to embrace them, absorbe their perfume, feel their soft petals. The verbena note gives a fresh, sour touch to the composition, perhaps for reminding you of the tiny bit of lucidity and rationality contained in the game of love, but shortly the bouquet consiting of iris, orange flowers and roses surrounds the composition like a heavy velvet drape and La Dame aux Camelias is now dense, powdery and slightly dry. The perfume remains the same from now, until the end, adorning my skin with memories.
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I feel transferred to another time...
... in which a woman wears opulent dresses with lots of lace, ruffles and puffy sleeves... with her aristocratic alabaster white skin, her eyebrows plucked thin and highlighted dark... her hair turned into sassy corkscrew curls that are elegantly plugged together... surrounded by an aura of girlish charm, arrogance, pure femininity, extravagance, amused ease and driven by the search for unconditional love.

La Dame aux Camélias unites a very special, intimate, mysterious and seductive mood with its cheeky fruity sweetness, the confident camellia, the virtuous rose, the slightly creamy and powdery notes and the indigenous wood.

Originally I wanted to decant the fragrance into a more manageable bottle, also because I had no great expectations for the longevity. But the bottle is so beautiful in the flesh and perfectly underlines my fragrance experience that this icing on the cake can't be missed. La Dame aux Camélias stays with me for a good 6 hours.


MRoth 16 months ago
A fruity floral sherbet that maintains tone through to heart - a feat! Dries down to a powdery, dainty violet. Very femme.+3

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