Halle Pure Orchid (Halle Berry 2010) has a slightly fruity, sweet but very clean opening in a manner almost reminiscent of White Linen. As it progresses, notes of star anise, blackberry and orchid become much more noticeable. And a quiet papaya gently introduces itself. The drydown is somewhat modest with definite tonka bean and patchouli and actually reminds me a bit of Ex’cla-ma’tion (another Coty fragrance). Overall, it’s a happy, pretty, and fairly sweet fruity floral.
Top notes: Amalfi lemon, cactus and papaya. Middle notes: blackberry, orchid and star anise. Base notes: patchouli, tonka bean and sequoia.
Noses: Rodrigo Flores-Roux and Christophe Raynaud.