A searingly clean, lightweight floral, Feminin Pluriel Eau de Parfum is as buoyant and luminous as a prima ballerina, mid-air. Iris is the skin-soft, initial impression we enjoy, a lavender colored-powder that shimmers, like silk stockings over skin.
After iris’s gentle introduction, violet surges forth, a spicy, tart note that conveys an eager insouciance, a flash of décolletage between the dancers waiting in the wings. Rose, like the smooth, linear surface of the dancers’ torsos, is bright, clean and slightly fruity, a light, pearlescent pink texture that constitutes part of the shiny, reflective surface that makes Pluriel Feminin such a potent, energetic force.
Alternately, jasmine is all earthy sweetness, as round and taut as the shapely musculature of a ballerina’s legs, an opaque fruity sensation that absorbs (rather than reflects) light. But lily-of-the-valley is a great conductor of light, its white, satin purity gleaming alongside rose, the energy between those delicately arranged fingertips.
At base, Feminin Pluriel Eau de Parfum is fundamentally lush, yet still piquant. Orange blossom imparts a tangy, lush quality that allows the gleaming, rich florals that precede it to feel flexible (not strident) on skin. Vetiver is a smart accent of this dynamic bouquet, its mineral-rich, soily spice tempering the sweetness inherent to this collection of blooms. Patchouli supplies a plummy, subtle smoke that drapes these vibrant florals, softening their peaks and valleys into a wearable art. All three base notes are a rich setting, like the thrust of a storied, beautifully set stage and the rich red drapes that reveal this magical world.
A beautiful creation composed of a multitude of facets, designed to evolve with freedom and sensuality, unbound from fleeting fashions. Though full of uncompromising blooms, Feminin Pluriel is so well-blended it’s refreshing and clean even at it’s most populous density. Sheer, unmitigated floral joy.
(iris, violet, rose, jasmine, lily of the valley, orange blossom, vetiver, patchouli)