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Coriandre, created by Jean Couturier’s wife, Jacqueline, is  (Jean Couturier 1973) opaque, utterly green, mysterious and stunning in its eau de parfum form.  In its eau de toilette form it is a little lighter, less opaque and more floral at first and eventually much more citrusy.  It has bright mossy notes that feel as profound as a fragrance could ever be…   There are some scents that are romantic, some that are charming and many that are beautiful, but there are few as poetic as Coriandre.  I think it’s the strong note of coriander – rarely used – that pulls at the florals, aldehydes and warm base notes to bring out something very poignant and yet graceful too.

Top notes: aldehydes, coriander, orange blossom, angelica and bergamot.  Middle notes: violet root, lily, jasmine, rose, geranium, iris and ylang-ylang. Base notes: sandalwood, patchouli, musk, civet, oakmoss and vetiver.


It’s been a long weekend and it just started…  It’s nice to see family, but there’s just been a lot going on lately and I’m starting to physically feel it a little.  Although, the running helped I think.  I need to do that again asap


I hope your weekend is starting off nicely.  Do you have any pleasant plans?  I hope so.  🙂

At any rate, there’s a lot to be thankful for, as cliché as that sounds it’s true and good to remember.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Atreyu Crimmins says:

    What a beautiful review of Coriandre. I can’t smell the aldehydes to save my life but I adore this unique frag. To me Coriandre is suggestive of a stroll through a dark and ancient forest with enchanted fey, omnivorous orchids and magic mushrooms. Must be the oakmoss. Hope you feel better and more recharged today.

    1. karrielinn says:

      Thank you. Let’s just say that I’m hoping for a relaxing week… I love your description!! It fits so well.

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