Friday, November 19, 2010

Preview: Portrait Of A Lady by Editions De Parfums Frederic Malle (2010) + Sample Giveaway Reminder

Whilst I'm in preview mode, I ought to mention that a recent visit to the ever-enchanting Les Senteurs led to a sniff of Frederic Malle's new Portrait Of A Lady, composed by Dominique Ropion. I shall attempt to restrain my excitement until I'm in a position to offer a more thoughtfully constructed appraisal, but I'd be lying by omission if I didn't reveal that I was completely smitten. It's the kind of rose I haven't experienced for ages: peppery, incense-laden and deeply crimson, it seduced me in one fell swoop, just like Guerlain's Nahema. I'm not convinced by the Henry James reference - the scent feels more Middle Eastern than European - by one thing I do know is that I will be waiting with bated breath for a sample.


Please don't forget that you've still got a bit of time to enter the giveaway for a set of three Grossmith samples. Have a great weekend!



  1. I'm so wanting to try PoaL - samples are not available at the perfumedcourt. What to do!?

  2. Frida, you know what they say about patience.

    Fear not; I'm sure samples will come our way before too long.

  3. I'm so bad at that patience thing! ;)

  4. Oh, come on, just think how much more enjoyable the perfume will be when it finally arrives.

  5. hahaa, and here I thought only us Yanks used the phrase "oh, come on"!

    You are right - anticipation is so much better (cue that song by the Delta 5) ;)


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