Calandre

If I had known how much I’d like this one (Paco Rabanne 1969) I would have started with a full sized bottle. It reminds me slightly of Chamade and Coriandre, which is a very good thing. It’s very green, floral, spicy and a bit warm. And it’s the sort of fragrance where the florals are just dominant enough to make it “pretty” but are joyful and yet reserved enough for it to be ethereal and polite. There’s a really lovely jasmine, geranium, rose, orris, vetiver and oakmoss in particular.

Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot and green notes. Middle notes: orris root, jasmine, rose, lily-of-the-valley, geranium and hyacinth. Base notes: vetiver, oakmoss, musk, amber and sandalwood.