torsdag 9 april 2015

Le Galion - Snob

Picture: Tagetes, probably T. patula, on Gotland, Sweden
Photo: A friend of author Per Enström, user Plkr (cc)
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Snob is another of the reworked and re-released fragrances from classical french perfumehouse Le Galion. The reworkings are performed by Thomas Fontaine, the originals were created by Paul Vacher.

Snob starts with sparkling, almost metallic, cold flowery, crisp fruity notes with a touch of saffron. As Snob dries further down, medium bright rosy note appears, if I imagine a color, it's creamy white. The rose is backed up with classical white flowers. Soon the note that seems to be the twist of this fragrance shows up; the tangy, sour and almost citric note of tagets, a great contrast to the rest of this well behaved floral mix. The tagets makes me think of Montale Aoud Red Flowers a darker and denser, more distinkt floral-woody-oriental fragrance featuring the not so common flower (in perfume); tagetes.
The flowery, sparkling coolness remains during the whole drydown of Snob. The base is bright as rest of the fragrance, woody-musky without powdery notes.

Picture: Le Galion Snob
Photo: PR Le Galion (c)
Snob is a good fragrance for spring and summer, an elegant, but not snobbish, officescent with a twist in the overall floral harmony. Longevity is good, about a day, sillage is descent. Those who likes a bright, wellmade  floral boquet in a timeless style like for example Jean Patou Joy would probably appreciate to test Snob as also the other florals from Le Galion, all well made in a opulent and timeless style. Which one to prefer is in the end up to the personal floral taste.

Rating: 3

Notes: Mandarin, bergamot, saffron, apple, rose, jasmine, orange blossom, iris, tagetes, sandalwood, cedarwood, musk

Thanks to Fragrance & Art for the sample to try.

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