“A COLLECTION WITH 5 PORTRAITS
Woody, fruity, clean, vegetal, velvety, Sylvaine wanted you to discover all the facets that can take an exceptional material very difficult to tame like musk.”
from the official site
The fragrances were launched in 2016.
“I wanted to find in this perfume the smell of the soap of my childhood, the white color describes it well, the white being the symbol of the purity and the freshness.” from the official site
Top notes: Ambrette, Rose, Sandalwood
Middle notes: Italian iris, Madagascar vanilla, Mandarin orange
Base notes: Neroli, Heliotrope, White musk
Dovana is a light, powdery fragrance. My skin smells like iris mixed with vanilla. It is a sweet and pleasant smell, like summer, it is tender and romantic like an old Italian song that takes you to the Riviera. Musk embraces the iris and remains in harmony as a whole. Somewhere in the background you can feel the zesty smell of citrus.
An interesting skin fragrance.
“In Florentina, I wanted an endearing, very tender side and also a nod to the smell of talcum powder from my childhood.” from the official site
NOTES: Cloves, Benzoin, Bergamot, Iris, Lavender, Violet, Vetiver, Almond, Orange blossom, Musk, Vanilla, Heliotrope
In the opening I smell spices, iris and almonds. Then, after a while, heliotrope appears and it becomes a powdery composition. It has some bitterness but the creamy violet blurs it. Vanilla comes right away. Now it is a sweet, powdery and creamy scent.
Florentina is a nice skin scent with almonds, heliotrope and iris. It has an old touch and it gives you a good mood. Florentina is timeless.
“I wanted a perfume that was both detox and purifying like the fresh air of the morning, creating a shock between two worlds: the invigorating that comes from the freshness of the plant and the sweetness that comes from the musks.” from the official site
TOP NOTES: Yuzu, Vetiver, Angelica
MIDDLE NOTES: Hawthorn, Pear, Mastique
BASE NOTES: Rose, lime, Cedar from Fragrantica
The opening is sharp and sparkling with citrus in the front. On my skin angelica is the queen but the freshness of the citruses is right behind. A juicy blend, refreshing and full of life.
After a while, the fragrance becomes powdery and bright. It is like on a cloudy day the sun rises and its rays scatter clouds and light the sky. At the end there is a bitter smell but it disappears under the powdery left by others notes.
Smeraldo is also a skin scent with a good longevity.
“Remembering my holidays in Reunion Island where I discovered ylang-ylang, the solar flower par excellence. I wanted a smell of skin and sand mixed, heated by the sun.” from the official site
Top notes: Mandarin orange, Tuberose, Bergamot
Middle notes: Jasmine, Musk, Lime
Base notes: Ylang ylang, Pink pepper from Fragrantica
Lilylang opens with a creamy ylang-ylang with musk. It is sweet and powdery and it has a hint of jasmine and some sparkling citrus. An intoxicating sweet smell, like candy. Too sweet, too candy smelling. It makes me think of pink color.
Lilylang is a skin scent, powdery and creamy, full of a dazzling sweetness.
“If Helicriss was a color, it would be gray. Remembering my holidays in Corsica, it reminds of this very specific smell of maquis, very hot and warm smell.” from the official site
Top notes: Bergamot, Cinnamon, Rosemary
Middle notes: Grapefruit, Lemon, Tonka bean
Base notes: Immortelle, Patchouli, Benzoin, Musk from Fragrantica
Helicriss is the loudest fragrance of the collection. On my skin it opens with immortelle and rosemary. The rosemary smell is tart and sharp. Some sweetness given probably by benzoin and tonka appears after a few minutes but the rosemary smell becomes lighter but it is still very powerful. To my nose rosemary is the mark of this fragrance. I feel like all the ingredients are dancing around rosemary.
Helicriss is the scent with the best projection of all. It is bright and has a green touch. It is interesting enough to be tested.