Fi-Fi de Nivel
Elegance in a bottle
Makes me think of hyacinth or tuberose or some other bulb flower but with no grassy element that would clarify or sharpen the scent.
It is spicy and rich or deep with the background of astringency (from the aldehydes?). But I wouldn’t describe it as heavy, the astringency adds the depth and lifts the scent.
Combine a touch of dustiness like a dandelion tickling your nose.
Picture a woman wearing a rich brocade gown, lingering in a walled English garden with the scent of night blooming flowers in the air.
That’s what I experience with Fi-Fi.
Correction: this is my feedback on No.19 Poudré EDP -- which I just discovered has its own page. Initially was somewhat reminiscent of Rive Gauche, however only picking up two voices, the sharp astringent underneath a creamy lily or tuberose...
powerful athletic elegance
This is a review of the pre- 1990 formulation: Overall impression: To me this is an austere, "severe Parisienne” perfume. (Yesterday's Perfume blog really captures this aspect of the perfume.) Not girlish or feminine but powerful,...