Nouveau Paris Blue Diamond: Perfume Review
Nouveau Paris is a four year old fragrance line which already offers over a dozen scents, divided into the Les Fleurs collection for women and Dumann for men. Wearers are encouraged to layer most of the perfumes "to adjust their scent according to their changing moods and lifestyle." I am not big on layering, being a) too lazy and b) in a possession of
To make the long story short, among their fourteen scents, I was most interested to try Nouveau's Blue Diamond, the fragrance advised to be worn on its own. It also includes a plum note, and I adore plum in perfume. If you like it too, then you would be pleased to smell quite a lot of it in Blue Diamond. The honeyed juiciness of ripe plums stays present on my skin from start to finish, its sweetness complimented by a nectarous rose and balanced by a fresher, drier floral accord that might include jasmine. I like the uncomplicated smoothness of the scent; the sweetness of the fruit is not excessive, the floral accord is not overwhelming... "Mellifluous" is the word that comes to mind when I think of Blue Diamond. A good scent match for a mood "to be Grace Kelly", charming, feminine and poised. Which, you might be surprised to hear, visits me almost as often as the murderous mood of MdeM+Yatagan.
Do you like to layer fragrances? Any favorite combinations? Do share!
Blue Diamond is available at newparisinc.com, $55.00-$85.00.