Versace Blonde, 1995

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(image Black Barbie, 2013)

Perfumer Nathalie Feisthauer

I’ve railed against the soliflor before (see Fracas) but I must stand up for Blonde. I blind-bought the extrait and was surprised to find the closest thing to tuberose flower I’ve ever smelled out of a bottle. It perfectly captures a Philip Glass-like cycle of flower, bitterness, sweetness, rottenness. The extrait holds close to the skin after the first half hour, when it performs for the wearer and intimates only.

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