CLEO (Malaysia) - - THE BEAUTY BOX -

In Tokyo, took me through the com­po­si­tion one by one, start­ing with the first flask: The red fruit top notes. The sweet­ness was some­thing be­yond de­scrip­tion; just its slight hint in­voked the colours red and pink, the sweet­ness al­most mouth-wa­ter­ing. At the heart is the May Rose, which was dear to Chris­tian Dior him­self; he planted en­tire fields of it on the grounds at the Château de La Colle Noire, not far from Grasse. Its cen­tifo­lia, named for its 100 petals, are evoca­tive and in­fi­nite, pay­ing trib­ute to the idea of del­i­cate lay­ers of fab­rics. This flo­ral el­e­vates it­self from the fruity-sweet­ness of the berries — dif­fer­ent but com­ple­men­tary. The notes are bal­anced by the base, a warm white musk. Im­me­di­ately, I was trans­ported to the ’90s, when musky scents were the bea­cons of the era. If the first two notes were up­lift­ing, this an­chored them like earthy ground.

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