Fleur de Cristal
Availability: Woolworths stores
Striking from the very first breath, Calabrian bergamot accompanied by pink peppercorn reveals a luminous freshness. Bringing a radiant touch to the composition, honeyed and sensual sambac jasmine gradually unfolds like a petal in daylight. At the heart, a bouquet of lily of the valley and stephanotis echoes the jasmine’s fruity vibrations. Crystal radiance, a ray of light, immaculate whiteness: the sun reflects its softness on every petal. Enfolded in musk, this Fleur de Cristal breathes on the skin and, like a seductive whisper, leaves the woody aroma of sandalwood, cashmeran and amber in its wake.
What we say:
‘This light, feminine fragrance is ideal for day use, or for those who prefer wearing a subtle scent at night. It’s fresh and alluring, with top notes of jasmine, bergamot and pink peppercorn, followed by lily of the valley and more sultry base notes of wood and musk. Even if you don’t adore the perfume, chances are you’ll still love the bottle, which is a glass flacon embedded with a series of lily of the valley bells. It found it slightly too sweet to be one of my favourite scents – but since fragrances have a tendency to turn sickly on my skin, that shouldn’t stop others from trying it. On the whole, a lovely, understated fragrance that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.’