Sortilège 2014

Version from 2014
Sortilège (2014) by Le Galion
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Sortilège (2014) is a popular perfume by Le Galion for women and was released in 2014. The scent is floral-powdery. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Thomas Fontaine

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLily of the valleyLily of the valley
LilacLilac
Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
AldehydesAldehydes
Heart Notes Heart NotesEgyptian jasmineEgyptian jasmine
MimosaMimosa
NarcissusNarcissus
Turkish roseTurkish rose
IrisIris
Base Notes Base NotesIndonesian sandalwoodIndonesian sandalwood
VetiverVetiver
LabdanumLabdanum
MuskMusk
AmberAmber

Ratings

Scent

7.754 Ratings

Longevity

7.744 Ratings

Sillage

6.744 Ratings

Bottle

7.847 Ratings
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8
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
Kurai

125 Reviews
Kurai
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Just right
The original Sortilège has quite a reputation. So yes we can all guess that 'this is just a ghost of the original version'. It has become a mantra that tends to obscure one's view on contemporary releases.

I have never come across the original and honestly, I don't need to. This is a modern formula, not intended to replicate or tweak its predecessor. I'm happy to enjoy this beauty without prejudice on what Sortilège should or should not be. In this case, ignorance is a bliss.

Sortilège opens with a beautiful lily-of-the-valley and a hefty dose of aldehydes. I'd swear I got a hint of fruit for a second, but it's gone before I can get a hold of it. The lily-of-the-valley becomes a fuller, more colorful bouquet. The aldehydes seem to never fade and keep the scent light and bright. A little soapy, powdery, but the focus is on florals and aldehydes.

As the scent progresses further it becomes clear that this is not a heavy sensual floral of the older generations. It lacks oakmoss and civet in the base. So it might feel like it's missing some depth. On the other hand, the whole composition is harmonious, refreshing. Light feels just right. Relatively safe, harmless, but not at all boring.

A floral aldehyde classic made with modern sophistication. Works well in spring/summer and in office settings.
Therese
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Too elegant to be true
I appreciate Monsieur Fontaine's compositions very much, and Sortilege is indeed a wonderful, in the top note extremely soapy, in the heart note balsamic, old-fashioned flowery, rather chypriot scent. The first meeting: Overwhelmed by this beauty. And also worn every now and then. Enjoying the base note. But: I can't wear this perfume permanently. The abstract, yet cool, repellent elegance is simply unappealing to me. Still, it's a wonderful perfume.
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