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Fleur du Matin
This fragrance opens with notes of pine, kitchen herbs and lemon. The citrus modifies the strong herbal-green notes so they become a gentler vegetal-green accord; its tartness imitates acidic sap circulating through a flower stalk. Neroli and honeysuckle create the illusion of small white flowers. At first the accord is very tart and green, but once jasmine joins the equation the composition softens considerably. Jasmine's powerful floral sweetness balances the green notes, herbs and citruses; it adds the finishing touches to the olfactory rendition of a flower. The dry down is characterised by the aromatic kitchen herbs marjoram and basil - it is mainly earthy and herbal. Overall the scent is fresh and delicate, but not completely harmonious throughout its development. There are moments of jarring sharpness, as if the citrus notes were out-of balance with the other notes. To some this fragrance smells like toilet deodorant spray and if over-applied it very likely could induce a headache.