Téhéran pour Femme

Téhéran pour Femme by Leila Hatami
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Téhéran pour Femme is a perfume by Leila Hatami for women. The release year is unknown. The scent is floral-woody. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot GrapefruitGrapefruit PeachPeach PepperPepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine sambacJasmine sambac ChocolateChocolate VioletViolet
Base Notes Base NotesCaramelCaramel MossMoss PatchouliPatchouli VanillaVanilla

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7.410 Ratings

Longevity

7.88 Ratings

Sillage

6.79 Ratings

Bottle

7.212 Ratings
Submitted by ExUser, last update on 20.03.2021.
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Dreaming of freedom...
Leila Hatami is an award-winning actress from Iran (2011: Nader and Simin, Biennale) who constantly has to sit on the fence.
In 2014 she greeted her colleagues in Cannes with kisses à la française and was severely reprimanded by official politicians in Iran. Unfortunately, these fossilized guardians of morals believe that only they have the right to decide what a woman is allowed to do.
Those who are familiar with the outstanding Iranian film d'auteur have certainly come across Leila Hatami already.
Since you cannot dress and stage Iranian actresses in such striking ways common in free societies and always have to obey the Islamic dress code, facial expressions are so important in Iranian cinema.
Here Hatami proves to be a master of her trade. She is an excellent actress.
But does she also know something about fragrances?
In order to create a fragrance, you need a company in the background, perfumers, not actors.
Shortly after the signing of the nuclear agreement with Iran, there was a positive atmosphere of optimism in the country. It was in this context that the idea of working together with a French company and Robertet emerged, who took Leila Hatami on board as the face for two new fragrances.
There were many other ideas for further fascinating cooperations - but -
enter Donald Trump... and you all know the result of the story.
The Téhéran - Fragrances are more or less a relic of this short "awakening phase".
(By the way, the men's fragrance seemed very promising when I tested it in October at the perfumery Safir in Tehran. It is a pleasantly spicy and aromatic scent.)

I immediately bought the women's fragrance because I wanted a souvenir that reminded me of my fascinating journey to Iran.
In contrast to most Arab countries, which are politically hostile to Iran, Iran has no perfume industry worth mentioning.
There are very few home-grown products, and although there is a fantastic rose oil production and rose water is a component of many Persian dishes, there is no genuine Iranian perfume company.
A cooperation with France etc. would have been gorgeous and a win-win-situation for both countries. But unfortunately, those projects had to be put on the backburner again.

So I was lucky to be able to buy Leila Hatami's perfume in the country itself.
I don't want to go into further detail about the political situation in Iran, do not actually want to talk about the complete shutdown of the Internet in the whole country (a few weeks ago!), the brutal murder of demonstrators on the street...alas, but one thing is for sure:
life in this country is hard and dangerous (unless you are one of the "rich kids of Tehran" or a religious hardliner).
Normal, average people there are desperate. It's dramatic.
But the regime does allow distraction...
and there seems to be nothing Iranian women would rather enjoy than talking about beauty, fashion and perfumes. Nowhere else in the world so much money is spent on make-up as in Iran.
Islam explicitly encourages women to prepare themselves for their husbands by dressing up, applying perfume etc.
There is no harsh banishing of an opulent French perfume or hiding it in the back drawer, on the contrary. Very strong, heady fragrances are popular and sell well.

Leila Hatami's Eau de Parfum is also remarkably strong and initially reminded me of the great blockbusters of recent years, such as "La Vie est belle" and "Flowerbomb".
Those are not my favourites at all, hence my initial disappointment.
But after a while, when the fragrance has settled, a beautiful patchouli note comes out, skilfully blended with a gourmand touch. The flowers and fruits take a back seat, the fragrance becomes more classic.
You can feel the handwriting of the skillfull French developers of Robertet.

I was able to purchase 100 ml for the equivalent of 32 Euro. But as inflation continues to rise, the price is likely to be out of date today. (You might also try your luck and order the fragrance online in France!)
Just to put things into perspective: A school teacher in Iran earns about 250 Euro per month.
Leila Hatami's fragrance is currently a bestseller in the shops (I enquired).
The beautiful and astute actress embodies the longing for a normal life in freedom. She is an emancipated woman who, in spite of the criticism she encounters on the part of the regime, did not apologize for doing what she considered normal in front of the camera in Cannes, namely pressing a little kiss on the cheek of a colleague.
Those who wear Leila's "Téhéran" bring a little hope (and resistance!) into the world...
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*Téhéran pour Femme* by Leila Hatami - a discovery
Through the statement of GOLD, to *Téhéran pour Femme* by Leila Hatami, I became aware of the fragrance and was very happy that she offered me a sample for testing. At this point again many thanks, dear J.

Leila Hatami - as we learned in the meantime from the informative and stirring commentary of GOLD - is a famous Iranian actress who moves bravely and courageously in her country and abroad and with her proud free spirit is a role model for many women in her homeland.

I have nothing to add to the extensive commentary of GOLD and so it makes me a bit unsure what else I could write about this fragrance. I know it's an emotional souvenir from her father's country. What if I didn't like the smell at all? I'd hate to write anything negative about it. But fortunately this was not at all the case and my doubts were completely unnecessary, because I find the fragrance beautiful. I don't take the ingredients apart here, because I'm not competent enough for that.

First of all it should be said that Leila Hatami is also a very attractive woman on the outside. Which is not surprising with an actress. And so it came to pass that a fragrance for women and men with the name *Téhéran* was launched under her name. During my research in the net I looked at numerous photos and Leila H. seems to me elegant, self-confident, intelligent and timelessly beautiful. I don't see an artificial, lifted Hollywood star or injected lips, but an elegant, classic woman of natural beauty. She is very sympathetic to me - with everything I now know about her.

And that's exactly what their scent is like to me. Sympathetically elegant, timelessly beautiful. GOLD wrote in her statement that *Téhéran pour Femme* is based on the bestsellers La Vie est Belle and Flowerbomb, which I would like to confirm here with regard to LVeB. Even if I had approached the fragrance in a completely unbiased way, I would have noticed the resemblance to LVeB. Now I have to say that - despite all the scolding - I like La Vie est Belle very much. But in the meantime I have already met him too often on the street and one gets a little tired of him. Some people even hate him for chasing them and annoying them. However, this is usually not due to the creation itself, but mainly to the overdosage.

This enormously successful fragrance has not conquered so many women for nothing. Lancome did everything right with LVeB. That has to be said here. A sympathizer like Julia Roberts, our all "Pretty Woman", a heavy, high-quality bottle, a lovely innovative fragrance in rosé and an optimistic, cheerful name like "La Vie est Belle". That just had to please. And the bill worked.

No wonder *Téhéran pour Femme* took the popular LVeB as a model. Who wants to take risks with a very individual scent? But what makes Téhéran so much more beautiful and attractive for me is the subtlety and delicacy with which it was created. Everything that seems loud and somewhat 'synthetic' at LVeB is much more natural and high-quality at Leila's fragrance. I perceive a velvety scent of roses, sweet, delicate and warm. And all the ingredients seem to have been composed with great care and balance. Quiet, gentle and extremely feminine *Téhéran* takes me for herself. His fragrance is also wonderful and takes its time. A development is taking place in which all the ingredients gradually have their own appearance, to finally result in a seductive whole. This is classically beautiful and far away from a linear fragrance that carries little mystery. And soon I find myself feeling LVeB too loud and too ordinary.

Here a perfumer has taken a bestseller as a model, but he interprets it with an artistic hand and sensitivity. I was very surprised that it is possible to dim down the fragrance ingredients so that they look like a quiet promise.

I think the scent of Leila Hatami is very successful. It is fragile and sensitive, where LVeB and similar fragrances have a powerful and indestructible effect on me. And now that I've taken *Téhéran pour Femme* to my heart, I almost feel a little ashamed of how I liked the loud, cheerful and extroverted La Vie est Belle at all.

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