Un Air de First (2011)

Un Air de First by Van Cleef & Arpels
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Un Air de First is a popular perfume by Van Cleef & Arpels for women and was released in 2011. The scent is floral-fresh. It was last marketed by Inter Parfums.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Galbanum
Heart Notes Heart NotesBulgarian rose, Jasmine absolute
Base Notes Base NotesMusk, Vetiver

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Scent

7.6 (58 Ratings)

Longevity

7.2 (39 Ratings)

Sillage

6.4 (39 Ratings)

Bottle

8.2 (44 Ratings)
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Very helpful Review    9  
Flower fairy
It looks delicate and fragile. Filigree. Graceful. Pale. A semitransparent chiffon dress envelops her figure. Its colour gradient from soft yellow to white makes it appear even more unreal and it is almost one with the morning sunshine. The complexion is porcelain-like and even, the hair golden, body-long and curly. Single strands cannot be tamed completely also by the put on flower crown and play tenderly around the face. One could almost overlook them, the small, almost transparent but slightly shimmering wings with a hint of rainbow colours, they stand out slightly curved from the back. With the lightness of nothing, the tiny figure can be carried through the air. The morning breeze, soft and fresh with a hint of green in it, plays around the little person that sometimes dreams and floats on it with closed eyes or lets itself be carried up from a thermal with teasing giggles every now and then. The departure of this again and sailing back down to earth in the wind is accompanied by a cheerful, elongated cry that expresses the exuberance and joie de vivre.
It's another typical morning. A sunny, warm morning, on which the flower fairy makes her rounds in a clearing over the grass and the flowers.
A picture that inevitably shows up when I sniff "Un Air de First". Almost kitschy harmony and romance. Floweriest flower aromas in brightest, purest veils. A flawless little world, breathtakingly beautiful and almost too beautiful to be true. But they do exist. If you press the spray button gently. Because then a quite strong Galbanumhauch on airy Aldehyden reaches one already the hand and invites to the dance on air and smell. After a few moments, the first breath subsides and UAdF gets with a beautiful rose and wonderfully harmonizing jasmine with the depth of an absolute the entrance into summer romanticism. The impression of a dream occurs to me at this point. Everything is so flawless, flawless and pure. Also the soft musk note and a touch of vetiver do not shift my picture in any way. Everything is as it should be and where it should be. Nothing disturbs, not too little, not too much. Simply perfection. Symbiosis in fragrance form. Each aroma loves the other. Each benefits from the other. Each lives through the other.
No wonder that my "previous speakers" have already succumbed to the magic of this fragrance and associate it with their very personal associations. In my opinion, the choice of colour of the bottle is absolutely perfect and reflects the lightness, transparency, cleanliness and gracefulness of the fragrance. But despite these "light" terms, the fragrance is not only light, but radiates all day long and with a constant note. It is lighter than the "Ur-First", much less classic but still timelessly elegant, even if rather in a playful way. As the colours and aromas already give something, certainly a candidate when the spring feelings awaken or at least wake them up. In summer it will shine even brighter due to the temperatures and in autumn it will let the beautiful moments of the past fade away nostalgically. If, like me, you are not a best friend of the winter, you can of course also get a breeze of Lenz in the grey and look forward to what is to come. But "living" the scent only becomes real when warmth comes into play.
When I wear Un Air de First, I feel different than usual. It cheers up, radiates charm and joy and switches colours from dark to light. I feel groomed and in harmony.
With it I can recognize the tiny flower fairy in my mind's eye and how she makes her rounds in nature. And sometimes, I have the feeling that I too will become a little bit of a flower fairy.
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Kxnaiades

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Kxnaiades
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WASPy
A well-named scent. I am in the camp of perfumeheads that finds this a lighter, more airy version of the elegant First. One could say it is the free-spirited yet well-mannered daughter of the Lady First. As much as I adore my vintage bottle of First, I have always found it difficult to carry it off. I do not have this problem with Un Air de First, with its brilliant sunny character of aldehydes and the gorgeous bitter galbanum that pairs beautifully with the tiny white flowers. For me it is a breath of fresh air in my heavy Oriental and gourmand populated perfume collection. Sillage and longevity are excellent for Un Air de First. Feminine without the posy of roses, sophisticated without being unreachable, fresh and sparkling without being an aquatic.
Angelofnorth

56 Reviews
Angelofnorth
Angelofnorth
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Blissfull Serenity
Ohh Serenity . Peace of mind .Touched by an angel.Lifted to higher plaises . All this words and states can sum up this wonderfull smell of this scent.
It is such a calming gental floral mix . On me there is no screaching notes what so ever, its almost like a second skin to me . Roses the lightest pink you can imagin with a gental smell. Jasmin like a gental powder. Aldehyds like a luminous ray of light just when you nead it the most, Vanilla a gental puf only not to sweet , just a powdery sweetnes . Lilly of the valley gental and soft fresh from the forest. Just tiny wiff of peach and fruit. Galbanum vetiver . currant buds makes it slightly green . Infact n my skin its not that green at all. Maybe my skin does not devolpe that note to much . Or it might be that green ha a different feal to me
All i know is that i have truly found a beautiful Gem in this perfume . I initialy was affraid of the Aldehyds and green note , but they are not to much at all.. Im so happy i took the time to ask about it and got so many good reviews and guidens about it. thanks also for the lovely sample i got to try before buying :)
Im very greatfull and in a state of Bliss wearing this
This perfume reminds me sligthly of Chanel NO5 Premier , not much but a little bit. Also Vivienne Westwoods Naughty Alice comes to mind at some stage.
Love them bout so this is a 10 out of 10

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