It had to happen. After the “Prelude” comes “Love”, then “Beyond Love”… and it all ends in tears. But clearly, these are the tears of joy that spring from sweet surrender. When was jasmine ever sad? If this glorious jasmine soliflore makes your eyes tingle, it’ll be just because it’s so darn beautiful. Unlike her other compositions for the line, Calice Becker has kept this one simple at Kilian Hennessy’s request, since jasmine is a symphony in and of itself. In Love and Tears, each of its facets shines. Bergamot and petit grain add their tartness to the fruitiness of the flower, while cypress boosts its green notes with echoes of lily-of-the-valley and gardenia. Orange blossom and ylang-ylang flesh out the creamy floral heart, while aromatic cistus lends a subtle ambery glow to the drydown. But for all its sensuality, Love and Tears has a spare, contemporary feel that could turn it into a great masculine, for those who can rock flowers… What can we say? Surrender.
Love and Tears Notes
Bergamot, petit grain, cypress, jasmine, orange blossom, ylang-ylang and cistus.
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