Belles Rives by La Parfumerie Moderne
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Belles Rives is a popular perfume by La Parfumerie Moderne for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is powdery-floral. It is still available to purchase.
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Top Notes Top Notes Italian bergamotItalian bergamot FrankincenseFrankincense Somalian myrrhSomalian myrrh
Heart Notes Heart Notes Florentine irisFlorentine iris OsmanthusOsmanthus Jasmine sambacJasmine sambac
Base Notes Base Notes Texas cedarTexas cedar Haitian vetiverHaitian vetiver CosmoneCosmone

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Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 26.01.2023.
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Ambient scent (or: mind-expanding iris understatement)
Belles Rives is for me like a beautiful ambient piece - spherical, gentle, subtle, without a striking rhythm or restless course, but with carrying power, accompanying, perhaps hypnotic. And above all: despite supposed "monotony" or linear course of the fragrance far from triviality.

After testing many "powdery" iris fragrances, which came to me either too flowery or too tuffig-sweet and then ultimately somehow seemed boring to me, I have now found the third in the bunch for me: after the rather dark Iris Fauve with its earthy patchouli note and Frosted Moon, where the combination of iris and angelica root makes me think of the cool dampness of fruit mist, Belles Rives shows up as a dry breeze, quiet and serious, yet deeply peaceful, gentle and cool. Frankincense and myrrh lie like a veil over iris and the other flowers, creating a very soft murmur. Cedar and vetiver lie very discreetly underneath, keeping the scent from floating away or becoming too powdery.
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At this point, I do not want to talk in depth about Ambient, because there I am far from being an expert. Here's just a Wikipedia excerpt on the origin of this music genre - Brian Eno, Ambient 1: Music for Airports:
"The release was actually intended as music for public buildings such as airports. It aspired to be enjoyable and interesting for both people passing through and people waiting, even if the wait is so long that the album is played several times in a row."

And that's how the scent is: consistently skin-deep, pleasant, and interesting. Though I would locate it more in a gentle natural scene - perhaps by a softly babbling brook - not an airport.
Belle Rives is, for me, a beautifully composed, mind-expanding iris understatement.

Profumo's statement is equally spot on ;-)
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La Parfumerie Moderne Belles Rives Review
This is my La Parfumerie Moderne Belles Rives Review. A Belles Rives by La Parfumerie Moderne Fragrance Review. I first sampled Belles Rives at Pitti Fragranze in Florence in September 2017 and immediately enjoyed what I smelled so I was anticipating the release of Belles Rives and having the chance at reviewing this wonderful and sexy fragrance. I have been a fan of La Parfumerie Moderne for some time and enjoy Annees Folles, No Sport, Cuir X and Desarmant. And now the latest release Belles Rives.
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LucasaiLucasai 5 years ago
One of the most wonderful iris perfumes I tried in years. It's buttery, with apricoty-suede osmanthus. Instant love!
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