I am happy to talk to you about another fragrance, of course! Today, I present to you my opinion about Secrets du Paradis Rouge by Jul et Mad Paris. You can find other reviews for this brand if you click HERE and also and interview with Mădălina Stoica Blanchard, if you click HERE.
As you may know, and creative duo behind the brand and also the most charming couples in the perfume world. Their precious and romantic moments, from their first encounter in Paris until today are told through their fragrances belonging either to or oriental line. Secrets du Paradis Rouge symbolizes Julien and Mădălina's love for Marrakesh, the Red City, in which they spent their honeymoon.
About a month ago, I was talking to a friend of mine about orange blossom. She told me it is one of her favorite accords in perfumery and this made me think that I have kind of neglected orange blossom lately, as I was searching for my beloved orris root in almost every fragrance. A few days after that, Secrets du Paradis Rouge found its way to me and it was love at first sniff. I have forgotten how special orange blossom can be, how it can induce a happy mood instantly.
I don't like to disect a fragrance. I am no perfumer to know each and every note or accord, but I can FEEL joy or sadness, curiosity or tediousness when I smell a new perfume. This is why I will concentrate on what Secrets du Paradis Rouge made me think and feel the moment it touched my skin.
This perfume opens loudly, with a blast of sweet, cheerful bouquet of floral notes covered in something gourmand and delicious. I think that might be the honey, a note that I love to find in the perfumes I wear. I can picture Julien and Mădălina walking hand in hand, laughing while they get to know the streets of Marrakesh. The air is filled with rich spicery, the weather is warm and sunny and their hearts beat as one.
After about half an hour, Secrets du Paradis Rouge is not loud anymore. Its sweetness seems to be more mature now, and on my skin it becomes ambery and waxy, in a good way, but the beautiful orange blossom is still there, sparkling, because she knows she is the star of the show here. Anyway, there is a change regarding the sweetness that I could sense the first minutes after I sprayed the perfume on my skin. Now, it is not as perceivable and I feel that Secrets du Paradis Rouge migrates to a floral-woody type of scent now, instead of a fruity-floral, as I thought it would remain. This fragrance makes me feel feminine and positive, it brings happy memories to my mind. It is amazing how a scent can change my mood instantly. In my opinion, the most powerful type of comunication does not use words. Sometimes you just have to close your eyes and FEEL.
The fragrance is quite linear, it does not change very much from the opening to the base and I think this is exactly what Luca Maffei, the talented nose behind Secrets du Paradis Rouge wanted, in order to better illustrate the story behind this perfume. Just like true love, it does not have to change, it just have to become one with the one who wears it.
Head : Orange, Mandarin, Davana, Neroli Marocco, Cloves
Heart : Orange Blossom Absolut, Damascus Rose, Bees Wax, Almond
Bottom : Patchouli, Timbersilk, Tonka Beans, Vanila, Benzoin, Amber, Musk
Perfumer : Luca Maffei
You can buy Secrets du Paradis Rouge from the offical Jul et Mad store if you click HERE.
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