Zara Emotions N°07 - Fleur de Patchouli (2019)

Zara Emotions N°07 - Fleur de Patchouli by Zara
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Zara Emotions N°07 - Fleur de Patchouli is a new perfume by Zara for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is floral-sweet.

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Perfumer

Jo Malone

Fragrance Notes

Peony, Patchouli, Gaiac wood

Ratings

Scent

7.2 (11 Ratings)

Longevity

6.1 (9 Ratings)

Sillage

5.7 (9 Ratings)

Bottle

7.2 (13 Ratings)
Submitted by PBregovich, last update on 25.11.2019.
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Elysium

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Is this a fruitchouli Coco pour Monsieur?
Fleur de Patchouli is a chypre-floriental daring fragrance, with leathery nuances that tell its strong temperament. The atmosphere of a contemporary music party comes to life and finds its balance in the classic notes of fruity patchouli, pink patchouli, or pink chypre as some call this kind of modern accords. The notes –peony, patchouli, leather, and guaiac–say absolutely nothing about the scent. It’s not possible to imagine what it smells like from that list until you rock it. So many of these notes are rendered completely abstract that what jumps out is greenish, pink patchouli over which have been melted flavoring and the type of fruit syrups used to flavor water. Ain't no cloying, yet smoky and woody to bear the lavish mildness.

Fleur de Patchouli is a modern composition with a strong yet surprisingly fresh character. It opens with a delightful fragrant sweet and rosy aroma of peonies in voluptuous bloom, like "morning rose petals", with just a tad of citrus, definitely a floral accord with something dirty going on. To me, that is the most feminine aspect of this fragrance, in case you're used to classify a scent.

The heart is a sweet amber with that modern green cotton candy-patchouli which defines so many of the perfumes from this era. It is not that dirty and earthy patchouli with minty and medicinal nuances, yet a more fruity and floral, so the name Fleur de Patchouli is copacetic. Hours after, this deep, dark, amber-patchouli fades to a sugarcoated white musk. It comes across as both sweet and clean. Due to its many diverse associations, the hippy era, patchouli is and always will be a “love or hate it scent.” Notwithstanding, if you are anything like me, you will love it. And as it turns out, both the heart and the dry-down are more androgynous, genderless with neither masculine nor feminine predominant notes.

And then comes the dry-down full of guaiac wood, a little bit birch tar-y, leathery, even tarmac-y. A little bit rubbery, sometimes. Hints of tobacco, too, or the whiff of burning leaves in winter. There’s nothing light and airy about guaiac wood, that’s for sure. I've seen many people mistaking guaiac wood with palo santo wood, yet they are two kinds of wood apart. I would describe guaiac aroma as being masculine but also very mellow, creamy, lactonic with far less of the minty and balsamic qualities found within the regular palo santo. Guaiac essence is from the heartwood, which produces an essential oil with a sweet, woody, milky fragrance reminiscent of sandalwood, whereas palo santo essence is from the old bark, which falls down and acquires intense aroma while getting older.

I see this perfume perfectly fit the cold days of late autumn and early spring, all too not offensive and light enough to be worn in the office, spot-on for evening and dinner out. Yet, not too strong for a night out or clubbing. Projection is moderate and longevity is above average. This is one of those perfumes that lingers and holds onto fabric forever. In my opinion, this release is the lighter and sweeter version of Coco Mademoiselle fragrance, with a more masculine facet. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying this is a clone or a rip-off of Coco, or all too similar to one another, yet just putting the two of them in the same ballpark since they have the same vibe. Congrats Jo Loves (aka Jo Malone), cause out of your 8 emotions this is a pleasant one.

-Elysium

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Elysium 14 days ago
It likens Coco Mademoiselle, yet with balsamic, honeyed-sweet, smoky, tar-like, earthy edges, a bit leathery with intoxicating floral touch+1
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