Scent Name: Style de Paris Manufacturer: Catherine Malandrino Scent Description and Notes: “Birchbox Breakdown: When we seek out a new perfume, we prefer to go with one that’s layered and complex like we are (if something is going to define us, then it better represent, right?). This scent from fashion designer Catherine Malandrino hits all the right notes with a playful yet sophisticated oriental fragrance mixed with fun fruits (think: Italian Mandarin, ruby red grapefruit, and Nashi pear). Like her renowned, sought-after designs, it’s the perfect blend of chic Parisian style and the infectious energy of New York City.
How it Works
This multifaceted perfume has citrus top notes that open up to aromas of lush orange blossom, sweet jasmine, and fresh gardenia. The fragrance rounds out with hints of amber and musk, leaving behind a lovely blend that captures a flirty but refined mood.” -Birchbox.com
Perfume Oil Color: Cannot tell through black plastic of vial.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1.5ml sample vial. The vial is a black plastic with marigold writing tat features the name of the designer and the type of perfume (eau de).
- ITV: It strikes me as an older scent trying to be young through its use of bright fruits (I do think pear is one of them) long with gardenia and amber. However, there’s a powdery quality to it that makes the scent skew older than it should, diminishing some of the bright airiness that would have made this scent appeal to a younger audience.
- Wet: It’s more juicy fruits on my skin than powdery floral, which is nice Pear is sniffable once again, followed by orange blossom and gardenia with a touch of citrus and some musky amber. There’s an odd note in there somewhere that reads like a cardboard box, so I’m not completely sold on the scent.
- Dry: Now that it’s had time to settle, I like the scent much better. It’s less powder and cardboard and more fruity and resinously sweet, like amber and caramel soaped pears infused with orange blossoms, a hint of musk, and gardenia. It’s worth the dry-down.