Star rating: 5 stars–outstanding/potential classic, 4 stars–very good, 3 stars–adequate, 2 stars–disappointing, 1 star–poor.
The beauty of Slatkin Persian Lime Blossom & Mimosa lies as much in the perfection of the facets that come together to form this sunlit and vivid composition as in its unpredictable treatment of the floral theme. Unlike the more classical mimosa etudes a la L’Artisan Mimosa pour Moi and Parfums de Nicolaï Mimosaique, Persian Lime Blossom & Mimosa does not play up the powdered almond richness of the note. Instead, the perfumer Christophe Laudamiel, who created the fragrance for Slatkin & Company, turns the velvety softness of mimosa into the delicate precision of Venetian lace woven out of the golden threads. …
The initial explosion of tartness that lies between the crisp verdancy of tropical fruits and the radiant sweetness of orange blossoms sets stage for the fascinating juxtaposition of sensations. The spicy herbal note underpins the scintillating fruity accord, while the milky trail slowly undulates out of the floral heart and rounds out the woody impression in the drydown.
Like a vision of ripe fruit makes mouth water in anticipation of tasting it, the abstract gourmand accent hidden in the layers of Persian Lime Blossom & Mimosa lends the fragrance a seductive twist. The exhilarating, dazzled by the sunshine feeling that the perfume conjures is irresistible, and its ability to make me feel elated has won my heart upon the first inhale. And this in itself is very special.
Persian Lime Blossom & Mimosa features notes of red mandarin, Persian lime, rosemary, yellow freesia, jasmine, lilac, rose, ylang ylang, cedarwood, patchouli, musk, coconut milk, peach kernel. The perfume line also includes Black Fig & Absinthe and Muguet & White Jasmine. Slatkin fragrances have been discontinued.
Painting (click to enlarge): Paul Gauguin. Still Life with Mangoes. 1896. Oil on canvas. Private collection.