Perfumer Rafael Haury
A cedar-based transparent woody floral would make this sound like the recipe for a Lutens “Bois de [insert note]” fragrance. But this doesn’t seem like any of the Bois fragrances except for a shared sheer-but-sweet quality. This is more sugar-sweet than fruity-sweet, which would usually scare me off, but something in the undercurrent of this fragrance keeps it from getting too ditzy. There is a peppery astringent note that enhances both the rose and the cedar and makes Par Amour seem like Barbie’s version of Parfum Sacré.