L’Âme sœur means soulmate in French. Parfums Divine L’Âme Sœur is a perfume that celebrates that “soulmate” bond between rose and jasmine. The overall perfume is an elegant composition as timeless as the “royal couple”, rose and jasmine.
L’Âme Sœur opens with fizzy, fatty, peachy aldehydes with a hint of a fruity, raspberry-like violet. It’s one of those grand dame florals. It’s very Chanel-ish in that at this stage it reminds me somewhat of No. 5 and No. 22. It’s a “classic French floral” with ylang, rose and jasmine. It’s fruity, floral and powdery. When I wear L’Âme Sœur, I’m brought to mind Suzy Parker in furs, matte French face powder and satin gloves. The dry-down is a powdery, warm ambergris that is salty and slightly musky. It actually reminds me somewhat of the lovely dry-down of Creed Fantasia de Fleurs. And I wouldn’t be surprised at all if orris was in this composition.
Notes listed include jasmine, Bulgarian rose, ylang and ambergris. Launched in 2004. PERFUMER – Yann Vasnier
Give L’Âme Sœur a try if you like classic aldheydic florals or powdery florals. Or if you like perfumes like Chanel No. 5 EDP, Chanel No. 22, Coty L’Aimant, Lanvin Arpege, Malle Iris Poudre and/or Caron Fleurs de Rocaille. L’Âme Sœur does have a vintage feel so I do recommend it to those that prefer “perfume perfumes”.
On a side note…Yann Vasnier was the perfumer for this line. He’s since moved on to have a rather active career creating perfumes for Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford. When I try Vasnier’s creations for Divine, I’m reminded of just how talented he is. L’Âme Sœur isn’t “novel” in that it does remind me of classic perfumes (what’s novel is that it was launched ten years ago). But, L’Âme Sœur is exceptionally crafted while being an homage to classic French perfumery. He’s a talented perfumer with a lot of versatility.
Projection and longevity are above average.
The 1.7 oz spray retails for $120 at Luckyscent. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A glamorous powdery floral. It isn’t “ground-breaking” but it really is a pretty perfume that is well-done using good ingredients. I highly recommended sampling it if you like “classic” powdery or aldehydic scents.
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8 thoughts on “Divine L’Âme Sœur EDP Perfume Review”
Oh gosh, that does sound lovely. You had me at Suzy Parker. I especially note the mention of the salty aspect, although Mals in her review was not sure she liked that. I love trying the grand dame florals, even if I can’t wear them from day to day, (Tonight, alone in the house, I am wearing Baghari – SO beautiful.) I will certainly pick up a sample of L’Ame Soeur ASAP. Thanks for the review – I had not heard of this one.
“Salty” can be difficult, I think my skin can “pull it off” but I know others that aren’t keen on it. Saying that, I really think this is one to try if you like “perfume perfumes”. It’s not something that I would wear frequently (just because my life isn’t as stunning…) but it’s so good when you’re in the mood for a big French floral. I will say that my sample has a drop left and it’s something that I’ve enjoyed wearing around my non-stunning times around my house. I do like smelling like this sometimes.
Also, Divine is located in France and does offer a discovery kit/sample set that isn’t too bad in price. I have not personally ordered from them so I can’t say if the transaction is easy from France to US but a friend of mine has years ago and it went smoothly. I mention that because there are other perfumes in this range that are really good too.
Yes, I saw the sample set and nearly bought it but realized that it is likely to include fragrances I won’t like. (Remember how it was with CDs – in the pre-download era – there were always a few songs you never liked? ) So I’ll probably just get L’Ame Soeur and Divine EDP. Really looking forward to trying them!
This is one of the many reasons why I love Luckyscent and Surrender to Chance. I do like to choose.
i know of Yann, although perhaps the concept of this perfume escaped me- the name i thought trite and annoying until you said it’s about rose & jasmine. OH!
now that’s iconic.
Any reference to “soulmates” makes me roll my eyes because I’m an ass like that 😉 But, then I started to think that it may be a reference to the the rose/jasmine since the copy of this perfume says “eternal marriage of royal flowers”…and then I liked the name 🙂 Rose and jasmine really are perfect together.
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