Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Femme de Montblanc - Mont Blanc - Review

Ahhh ... just look at this lovely jewel! Mont Blanc’s 100th anniversary launch - Femme de Montblanc. Such a lovely bottle, such an ehh fragrance.

According to Costmetic News the bottle was inspired by the Montblanc diamond with a six-faceted diamond-shape sculptured in a glass block, signed by Ian Carnduff. Femme de Montblanc is categorized as a spicy oriental.

Well I dunno about spicy. More of a soft oriental I'd say. Especially after the strange cardamon-bergamot-pineapple burns off. It's a bit spicy for a nanno second as the bergamot leaves and the cardamon tries to strangle the pineapple. Yes, spicy for a moment there. Then the heliotrope army invades and this one quickly reveals its true almondy-fruity self. Which you are thinking might be ok, but no it's a bit unusual. The raspberry almond is almost nice, but the occasional balsamic labdanum note kinda throws things off. I think it just has too many notes. That doesn't make it complex, it just makes it jumbled as if you were playing around, adding more and more of your favorite notes, in the end it's ok, but too much of a good thing.

Completely lost are the florals. Except of course the heliotrope which dominates after the opening. Gorgeous bottle, though, well made. The scent is just ok. Don't be fooled by the notes, this one is soft and has no staying power. Too many notes means not enough of anything. Oops now where did I put that sandalwood, amber, musk base?

Top: Cardamom, bergamot, cinnamon, pineapple
Mid: May blossom, Turkish rose, jasmine, orange blossom, heliotrope
Bottom: Sandalwood, raspberry, peach, chocolate, balsamic labdanum, amber, musk

1 comment:

Michelle said...

absolutely captivating scent my BF got me one for my bday I love it