WHAT I SMELL: Tears opens with pink pepper and warmed orris and a light buzzing neroli and olibanum. It feels like it’s wrapped up in a opaque greenish gauze that seems to wrap around ones self as a whole. As the perfume continues to develop, the lightest of lilac appears within the gauze and it’s encompassed within the faintest of incense. So in other words, the perfume is layered with the flowers in the center, followed by the gauze and then surrounded by the incense. And to me, it’s heavenly. After a bit more, what smells to me like sandalwood (though not listed within the official notes) begins to rest under the layers. As such, it brings perfume to the ground and provides a beautiful aura of earthiness. After quite some time, the lilac and rose break out and the perfume begins to powder and become lightly sweet. This was unexpected as the perfume was really beginning to settle down. But the breakout of the florals is pure joy. After some more time, Tears once again settles quietly, but the florals remain as the centerpiece of this rather ethereal perfume.
From the Régime des Fleurs website:
Beauty moves the soul to tears
Lilacs, orris, olibanum, frankincense, fleur d’oranger, green cognac oil, rosewater, pink pepper, mandarin oil, ambergris
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: Content kitty.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE TEARS: soft, delightful, harmonious
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT TEARS: No written reviews found.
BOTTOM LINE: Tears is a beautiful perfume that quietly wraps the wearer in a forcefield of comfort. It’s a perfume that is for the wearer as it doesn’t project, but instead leaves a whisper of a trail behind it. If I have one complaint, it’s that it disappears a little too quickly. But that’s ok since it leaves a wonderful and lasting impression.
- Bone Rating: 3.5 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Floral Woody Musk
- Nose: Mathieu Nardin
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: $225 for 75ml eau de parfum