PORTRAIT OF A LADY

Dominique Ripon- 

Editions de Parfums. 

By FREDERIC MALLE. 

Frédéric Malle is one of the best noses in the world and is the creator of nineteen thrilling fragrances. Editions De Parfums! 

The first squirt is unconquerable, endless, a burst of spices and everything mysteriously exciting. Baroque! The layers this fragrance has is beyond belief. It just goes on and on and on. I tried it in the morning and for the next hour and a half I just kept sniffing as different layers slowly floated upwards, finally settling down to a rose scent that disguises itself and is extremely musky seductive. I’ve never seen a mix of spices so intense, you feel you’re slowly falling into bliss. 

Portrait of a Lady is not shy at all, it is for bright red lipstick, smoky eyes and full on confidence. It’s to be savoured when you spray it on. Don’t be in a hurry with it. Allow it to envelope you and weave it’s layers round you as you sink into it. A sophisticated work of art, an exquisite performance which you simply can’t ignore. A very powerful scent that will invade your senses without apology. 

Dawn x 

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