Narciso Poudrée by Narciso Rodriguez
A beautiful box of blooms showed up at my doorstep one day, and was accompanied by products of unrivalled beauty. Nestled in the midst of it all, was this understatedly chic bottle of Narciso Poudrée. Of course, the first thing I did was to spritz a little of it on… and then found myself magically transported into a private garden filled with the most glorious white blossoms!
I remember liking the original Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau de Parfum, but the universe of white florals is so vast that I did not find it particularly memorable. I’ve been an admirer of Narciso for so long that when I first spritzed Narciso Poudree on my skin and took a whiff, there was a certain sense of deja vu. In a similar style as the original, Narciso Poudree is a white floral bouquet with Bulgarian rose and white jasmine distinctly present throughout. It is made less sweet and much more elegant with a richer woody musk base comprising of cedar, musk and vetiver. On top of it all, a modern dousing of powder tones down vetiver’s typical bitter edge and removes excess sweetness.
The overall impression is a very clean, comforting cashmerean wrap. Narciso Poudree is not a heavy perfume in any way, but it has decent sillage and stays on throughout the day. The day it arrived, I spritzed it on my shirt and forgot about it. The next morning, I caught a whiff of it, and wondered in amazement at that beautiful scent. This is a fragrance that would happily douse all over my linen and clothes, I want to envelop myself in it, because it makes me feel so good inside. Like a good hug, strong arms enveloping from behind. Timeless, and always welcome.
This post featured a product that was kindly provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.