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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sort of a Rerun: Friederick Malle Eau d'Hiver

By Tom

The lovely Olfacta (who I am assuming you're reading) reminded me of this one with her lovely and evocative review.
My original review here on PST years ago read "Created in 2003 by Jean Claude Ellena and as sharp and clear as an icicle, D'Hiver is listed as having notes of heliotrope, iris and honey (according to Barney's). I also get bergamot in the opening and an overarching angelica. But mostly I get a sense of whiteness. Whiteness and coldness. As if you were sitting in a freshly painted white room looking out a picture window at a field of snow, perhaps with a television set in the background that's set to a station that's only static while wearing a white suit.

If it weren't so lovely it would seem almost stuntish it it's whiter-than-white aspect. I love it in winter, which in LA can get into the 80's (I know, hate me), but I really like it in the heat of summer where it's as refreshing as a cool bath.

I still stand by that but also after years of wearing it have to add my comments to her review "I always thought it smelled like the weather just before a big snowstorm. Crisp and clean and slightly electric and oddly warm with the promise of a really good freeze coming in."

As she mentions in her review and comments, JCE is a master..

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Blogger Flora said...

Hard to believe I have never smelled this one. I hear nothing but good things about it. I must remedy that soon!

1:15 AM EDT  
Blogger pitbull friend said...

I remember that review of yours, Tom! I've quoted it several times & it is one of my favorite reviews ever. Good to see it again!

2:11 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

Donna- it doesn't get the respect it deserves

9:42 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

PF- Thank you! That means a lot to me!

9:42 PM EDT  

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