Etienne Aigner, only releasing a very few select scents to the USA, is a busy little bee in Europe. I saw many boxes of scents lining the shelves at at the parfumerie in Cologne. Her newest scent is called Too Feminine.
Top: Passion Fruit, Watermelon, Raspberry, Grapefruit
Mid: Indian Tuberose, Tunisian Orange Blossom, Egyptian Jasmine, Chinese Magnolia, Parma Violet
Base: Oak Moss, Vetiver, Iris, Sandalwood, Amber, Musk
It's a funny composition really. Without the top notes it would have been quite a different animal all together, and maybe better.
The top notes are fruity and sweet to the point of being candied. Which is ok if you want a syrupy sweet fruity concoction as a summer pick me up. But I sense here the perfumer was trying to be very serious. The middle notes and base could have stood on their own and made quite a wonderful scent. It's really an odd combination. The fragrance is top heavy and the mid notes never really develop. The base which is a light sandalwood/musk keeps this far from being considered a chypre. I have no idea where the Oak Moss and Vertiver went. Other missing ingredients seem to be tuberose, jasmine, iris and magnolia. Why bother with the expense if you are not going to add enough to be able to detect them? Why smother them with a sugary top-heavy notes?
But you know what? I still like it. It's very candy sweet and pink. And sometimes I'm in the mood for pink.