Portrait of a Lady

Portrait of a Lady

2010 Creation
Woman Gender
Chypre - Floral Olfactory groups

Olfactory pyramid

Heart Notes : Rose, Cloves, Cinnamon, Oliban
Portrait of a Lady
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Description

Difficult to pigeonhole, Portrait of a Lady is being described as a modern ‘oriental rose’. Garbed in spicy, fruity and ambry notes, the overdose of rose is paired with a very patchouli-inflected chypry-woodsy accord (a ‘patchouli heart’ accord composed around patchoulol) modernized with ambroxan and musks. Perfumer: Dominique Ropion, IFF.

At a glance

A rose for a Lady

History

Les Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle present Portrait of a Lady, a fragrance composed by Dominique Ropion. Centered on rose, the perfume is graced with spicy notes (clove, cinnamon, frankincense) and evolves towards a complex trail blending wood notes with an almost chypry effect. The perfumer acknowledges a strong presence of patchoulol, a note with patchouli tonalities. To start the process of creating Portrait of a Lady, Dominique Ropion reworked the composition of Géranium pour Monsieur (one of his earlier creations for the company) twining it with more feminine ingredients. The outcome, which is quite different from the original, is an ‘innovative oriental rose’: glamorous, sensual, yet very woodsy and ambry, too. For more information: www.editionsdeparfums.com

Range

1.7- and 3.4-oz. spray bottles

Bottle

The sleekly luxurious cylindrical bottle is adorned with a black label and topped with a cap of the same hue. The perfume’s name has been inscribed in an intense shade of red.

  • Popular perfume 14 april 2015

    Sous le charme ... Juste unique, dérangeant pour certains nez mais j'ai aimé son coté "différent"

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  • Exceptional perfume 01 june 2014

    C'est drôle en ce moment je pense tout le temps à ce parfum… Si la rose m'a percutée et rebutée lors de mon premier essai de "Portrait of a lady", si j'ai eu peur de son côté "chypré" (alors que ce n'est pas un vrai chypré m'a t'on dit chez F. Malle), mon imaginaire a du être marqué parce que mon esprit est hanté par l'émotion ressentie avec ce beau patchouli qui contient la plus grande concentration d'essence de rose. Et pourtant les floraux… ce n'est pas ma tasse de thé ! Cette création est tout à fait étonnante et unique. Je ne vous parlerai même pas du beurre exquis qui porte si bien son nom !

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  • No rate for this perfume 17 september 2013

    Première rencontre: trop capiteux, trop fleuri, donne mal à la tête. Deuxième rencontre, 4 mois plus tard: un charisme difficile mais évident, une présence indéniable. Il faut au moins lui accorder ça. Une puissance inouïe.

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  • Popular perfume 08 september 2013

    I really love fragrances, in fact I always take fragrances at nights so that I could smell a sweet dream. This description of this fragrance seems highly fashionable to me, it is worn by elegant people like me. it is lady like and purely rosy in smell. This elegant smell should fit the taste of women who are influential in life, who have the sense of taste in smelling extraordinary perfume like this. This is really head turning.

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