torsdag 29 januari 2015

Oriza L.Legrand - Marions Nous

Picture: The Marions Nous label
Photo: PR Oriza L.Legrand
Marions Nous "Let's get married" is a recreation of a 1928 Oriza L.Legrand fragrance inspired from a book and a popular comedy based thereupon.

Marions Nous starts powdery, and goes on powdery in its whole development.  The impression is very retro, just as sniffing from a bottle of an vintage aldehydic fragrance where the topnotes are slight off. Notes of orangeblossoms, bulbflowers and greenery dominates the top. As Marions Nous dries furtherdown, the green notes intesifies and the fragrance smells like a softer and less sharp version of vintage Caron Infini Edt. There is also a fresh, green chypre impression like in vintage Carven Magriffe. Classic aldehydic flowery notes like carnation, clove and rose dominate the heart of the fragrance but orangeblossom is still present. Marions Nous dries down to a musky, slight powdery, tonkabeen, sandalwood base and the true retro impression of a traditional smelling, slight animalic, aldehydic fragrance, lasts until the last whispers of the fragrance about twelve hours later, whiffs could be captured from the hair 48h later and than it reminds me  of a green sibling to Laboratorio Olfattivo Kashnoir. The powder in Marions Nous of course has the characteristic, elegant, dry, airy Oriza vibe.

With Marions Nous on the market there is no need for hunting for flowery, green aldehydic
fragrances, Marions Nous is an excellent alternative. It recreate the impression of the perfumes of the late 20s and the 30s. As a revived retro creation, Marions Nous of course is not denominated to the olfactory landscape of today and the majority probably will not understand it at all, judging it as an "old ladies scent". Despite that and from a perfumista perspective, Marions Nous is suitable both for daytime and evening wear and for any season.

Rating: 4

Notes: Orange blossom, rose, jasmine, hyacinth, aldehydes, carnation, clove, iris powder, ylang-ylang, tonka been, civet, musk, sandalwood

2 kommentarer:

  1. "As a revived retro creation, Marions Nous of course is not denominated to the olfactory landscape of today and the majority probably will not understand it at all, judging it as an 'old ladies scent'". :-)

    Ah, Margareta, so true. Guess it's official that I'm an old lady (by age and by the fact that I love these kinds of perfumes. Not that I've tried this one, but after reading both your review and Kafkaesque's, this one sounds like my kind of thing). Lovely review, my dear!

    SvaraRadera
  2. Thank you very much S, I'm glad you liked the review. The more I test of perfumes, the more I like aldehydic perfumes and old chypres. I read somewhere years ago that the appreciation of aldehydic perfumes comes as the last step in the educational "perfumejourney" as the genre is hard to understand compared to the fragrances which are dominating the contemporary scent-scape.

    SvaraRadera