Deco London is a new British-based niche perfume line inspired by London in the 1920’s. The brand currently consists of six perfumes (three marketed towards men and three marketed towards women). Constance is a floral amber that’s sure to attract patch-heads¹.
Constance opens with a mix of citrus peels.The scent has a sulfuric quality to it that reminds me of rhubarb and grapefruit peels. A camphoric patchouli is prevalent from the beginning. I know my description makes Constance sound “harsher” and sharper than it actually is. Constance is a sweet, ambery fragrance contrasted by an opening that is bitter, fresh and slightly fruity. The heart is a honeyed floral with warmth. It’s like beeswax and jasmine with a powdery incense. Constance dries down to a warm amber and musk. And there’s patchouli, which on me, is present throughout the fragrance’s wear.
Constance doesn’t remind me of a vintage perfume. It smells modern to me. In fact, it reminds me of a more complex version of the original Prada (a perfume that I love). It’s an elegant perfume that goes well with anything from jeans to a silk slip dress. It’s one of those really “comfortable” elegant perfumes.
Notes listed include bergamot, mandarin blossom, mimosa, raspberry blossom, rose, pink pepper, patchouli, jasmine, sandalwood, labdanum, vanilla, beeswax and musk. Launched in 2015.
Give Constance a try if you like more “feminine” patchouli-ambers. Or if you like Prada (Amber/Original), Rancé Josephine, Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights, La Prairie Midnight Rain and/or Calvin Klein Euphoria.
Projection and longevity are average.
The 1.7 oz perfume retails for $120 at Indigo Perfumery. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Honeyed florals over amber and patchouli. I like these sort of florals that have a heavy dose of resins and patchouli. Constance has reminded me of this fact.
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