WHAT I SMELL: Paradis Perdu opens with citrus and bergamot that’s not bright, but instead is sour and slightly biting. The galbanum quickly then becomes evident; its mossy green and very direct and the fragrance remains sharp and biting. After a bit, the green becomes more hay like and Paradis Perdue becomes a bit dryer and more woody; it’s sheer and light and completely meh. This is basically where the development of the fragrance ends.
From the Frapin website:
Created with the vitality of Art nouveau, Paradis Perdu is an ode to the vineyards around the property. The perfumer, Amélie Bourgeois, drew her inspiration from the expanses of land, conjuring effervescence with curved lines, somewhere between gushing and encircling.
Paradis Perdu Notes (from Fragrantica):
Top notes are Bergamot, Grapefruit, Citron, Yellow Mandarin, Leaf Blend (Basil, Spinach, Vine, Ravensara), Galbanum, Elemi, Paradisamide, Vetiver, Hay, Virginia Cedarwood, Rosewood, Labdanum, Precious Woods, Mosses, Musks
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE PARADIS PERDU: boring, sour, dull
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT PARADIS PERDU: I couldn’t find any other reviews for this 2013 launch.
BOTTOM LINE: Being underwhelmed may be an understatement.
- Bone Rating: 2 out of 5 possible bones
- Scent: Woody Aromatic
- Nose: Amélie Bourgeois
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: $145 for 100ml EdP