Camellia by Keiko Mecheri
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Camellia is a perfume by Keiko Mecheri for women and was released in 2011. The scent is flowery-sweet. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPlum, Tea
Heart Notes Heart NotesCamellia, Magnolia
Base Notes Base NotesAmbergris, Woods

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Scent

6.6 (20 Ratings)

Longevity

7.6 (16 Ratings)

Sillage

5.9 (16 Ratings)

Bottle

7.8 (23 Ratings)
Submitted by TrueBlood, last update on 26.09.2016
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Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 7.0/10
Big Magnolia... and Camellia (?)
The triumvirate of white flowers: tuberose, gardenia, and jasmine, has dominated floral perfumery for quite some time now. With CAMELLIA, Keiko Mecheri has produced the pink equivalent to the big white floral perfume. The key flower here to my nose is magnolia, although I must confess ignorance as to the scent of camellias, which appear to be the flower associated with a plant much more renowned for its provision to us of that all important beverage: tea.

I had not thought about it until today, but camellia sinensis is indeed one of the ingredients listed for all tea-containing products, whether food stuffs or cosmetic items. My efforts to ascertain whether camellia flowers have a readily identifiable scent were for naught, as even Wikipedia says nothing about the use of the flowers for the purpose of making perfume. Camellia oil is apparently used as a cooking oil in China and also, oddly enough, to clean Japanese knife blades!

So maybe camellia, per se, is not all that aromatic. But magnolia certainly is, and there is a big dose of luscious, creamy magnolia in this composition. This is not quite a soliflore, but there is definitely enough magnolia here for me to think of this as a big floral perfume of the magnolia variety. This does not smell like a tea fragrance at all.

Think about your favorite big floral fragrance featuring the triumvirate, and switch out the gardenia and the tuberose and the jasmine for magnolia. Needless to say, this is a very feminine, mainly floral composition. I suspect that it might even work for some who are overwhelmed by white flowers, because here everything is so smooth and not at all sharp.

The base contains ambergris, as is the case for some of the other Keiko Mecheri floral creations, and it smells wonderful here as well. Is this perfume earthshatteringly original or revolutionary? No, but it is beautiful.

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