I do love a bit of Poudree. I love it in Chanel No 19 Poudree and I love it as a note in any perfume. The powderier, the better. Don’t be put off by the Poudree in the title if you’re not a powder fan- it’s a muted, muffled effect, and not remotely dated.
Narciso EDP Poudree goes on with a flourish of white flowers: namely trusty jasmine and orange flower. There’s no creamy tuberose here, although it would have worked well. There’s a comforting slink of musk running alongside the feminine flora, and this is what resonates most for me. The rose peeks in, but doesn’t get much of a say. The base is comprised of vetiver, tonka, woods, and patchouli.
Mainly though, this is a big white floral, with sexy, musky overtones and a woody finish. It makes me feel like a proper grown up, as if I should do my nails and wear high heels before wearing it.
Narciso Eau de Parfum Poudree is exceptionally good and probably my favourite from The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club Box from whence it came. (It’s neck and neck with Stella McCartney POP. Boxes are £5 each and sent quarterly. I would never have stumbled across this gem if it hadn’t been put under my nose. And that, my friends, is why I like Discovery Boxes.