Pick the most perfectly ripe, luscious-fleshed cantaloupe in a village market in Provence… When you open its lacy skin, you'll get the sunny top notes of Émotionnelle, further brightened by the citrusy tang of bergamot and ylang-ylang. With Émotionnelle, Parfums DelRae strays from its original source of inspiration, San Francisco, to land in France. The composition was born of an exquisite mind-meld of DelRae Roth's memories of her first journey to Paris and perfumer Michel Roudnitska's own research. The melon note is Roudnitska's contribution: a tribute both to his home in Provence and to his father Edmond, who used it – though quite differently – in Le Parfum de Thérèse, originally composed for his wife, Michel's mother.
Is it any wonder then that this fragrance is called Émotionnelle? The opening, honey-drenched fruitiness infuses the classic floral heart of ylang-ylang, violet, jasmine, rose and iris with a summery joie de vivre. Vetiver and violet leaves add a touch of green to the bouquet, planted in a soft balsamic bed of vanilla, amber and labdanum, slightly warmed with clove and cinnamon. A smooth, sunny, classically perfect addition to the impeccable line of Parfums DelRae.