Tilleul (1995)

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Tilleul (1995) by d'Orsay
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Tilleul (1995) is a popular perfume by d'Orsay for women and men and was released in 1995. The scent is floral-green. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAngelica, Watermelon, Lemon tree leaf
Heart Notes Heart NotesCyclamen, Linden blossom, Lemon leaf
Base Notes Base NotesAcacia wood, Beeswax, Hay

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Scent

8.0 (169 Ratings)

Longevity

7.1 (125 Ratings)

Sillage

5.8 (109 Ratings)

Bottle

7.3 (121 Ratings)
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Meggi

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Meggi
Meggi
Greatly helpful Review    31
At the fountain in front of the gates
Spring had come and gone without even two days of rain in a row. But the summer seemed determined to make up for lost time, and it had been hot and dry for two weeks now. The magnificent, old lime tree on the large property of his parents, the tree of his childhood, stood in full, hasty bloom. He lay in the shade underneath and sucked in the scent of past, carefree days.

From the house he heard his daughter howl. Probably she sat on the swing and tried, pushed by her grandfather, to almost fly. The little one visibly loved the visits to his parents - of course she felt the sudden change of mood. He had already had to admit to himself that the girl did not have a nice home. Of course, it was all there to be taken care of. But otherwise... And he didn't know what to do. As soon as he addressed the topic, his wife cut him off the word: He had a good talk, after all he was not sick.

"At the fountain outside the gate, there's a lime tree..." The first line of that song came to his mind. A fitting thought, because as a folk song at least the first one or two verses were of simple, naive composure. As part of the song cycle 'Winterreise', however, the same lines seemed like a lonely island in the middle of a sea of Schubert's hopelessness. Similar to the moments he lay under the lime tree, moments of peaceful silence, which did not fit his life and which he therefore always sought anew.

Some time ago, he had bought a perfume that could carry a hunch of it into his everyday life, like a little escape. Tilleul' was an olfactory photograph of the short time of the year, in which all around summer flowers in sudden, lavish abundance radiated their scent, competing with the aroma of dry grass. And above all the incomparably shimmering Odeur of the tree, whose mighty crown arched over it: honey-like on the one hand, only less sweet, more metallic and in it not unlike the - as he called it - metal of the lavender. In the course of his quite short four to five hours, Tilleul steadily became a little heavier and harder without ever becoming oppressive. A protector, a little distanced perhaps, but not unapproachable.

The girl's cries had faded away. The two of them were now sitting next to each other on the stairs to the terrace - as usual. He admired the remarkable serenity with which his father walked that path which led inevitably into darkness. Determined to make the most of the rest of his conscious life, he even made a list of everything he wanted to do or see - and that was now ticked off step by step.

Time to go home. Maybe he could persuade his wife to come with him again. Why not next weekend? He couldn't give up.
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Fhaldara

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Fhaldara
Fhaldara
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THE linden blossom fragrance...
I have several linden fragrances, including L'Artisan's L'Ete en Douce and AG's Eau du Ciel. Both are beautiful, but D'Orsay's Tilleul is in a class by itself as far as I'm concerned. It's one of the most exquisite scents I've had the pleasure to smell. It opens with lemon blossom and the merest hint of melon, cyclamen and linden blossom in the heart, drying down to acacia and a very realistic hay. Beeswax is listed as a base note, but I don't get any type of sweet wax/honey at all. It's like sitting in a grassy field under a blossoming linden tree with wildflowers everywhere, and a soft breeze bringing the scent of fresh cut hay.
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Ysbrand

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Ysbrand
Ysbrand
Very helpful Review    10
A dryad
Tilleul balances fresh and sweet floral notes in such a gracious way that the final result is extraordinarily unperfumey and natural smelling, like an olfactive postcard of the nature itself, unadorned. Of course, linden blossoms are the heart and soul of Tilleul, but also the leaves, the bark, the air around the tree.

At the opening, Tilleul combines the pollen powderiness and moist nectar sweetness of linden with refreshing citrus and vigorous green accents. This is a dim freshness, not too bright or cologne-like. The lemon tree leaves give a darker, bitter, cool, sap-like nuance that you would smell in linden honey or in the cut stems of the leaves.

As the fragance develops, linden flower unfolds its characteristic honeyed, bewitching fragance. I also smell something delicately rubbery, like daffodil (not listed). While the sap note persists, the chilly petit grain-like fresh note is substituted by an aquaeous watermelon rind that goes more towards the green than the fruity, emphasizing the botanical experience.

As the fragance matures in the skin, the linden finally meets the earth, and develops a sort of comforting, thicker animalic/earthy sweetness: Beeswax, fresh hay, and a candid clover-like sweet note join black woods.

Tilleul is narcotic and soothing, and dress you clean like an ethereal baby lotion; indeed, the border between the toiletrie and the personal fragance can be diffuse: too unique to be meant only to be “useful”, too soft and candid to portray the troubled, intense human spirit. Maybe nor one nor the other. I say Tilleul it is only meant to express a peaceful plant spirit.

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