Histoires d’Eaux is an Italian niche brand of perfumes (yep, the names are in French, but whatever). This brand is tied together as song lyrics from a fictional songwriter that lived in his prime over half a century ago. Maladie d’Amour is a song of “love sickness”. And I do hear it in my head as some poppy yet melancholic chason sung in Serge Gainsbourg’s voice.
Maladie d’Amour is a fruity cedar. It opens up with juicy stone fruits, coconut-y figs and a creamy ylang-ylang. Maladie d’Amour is mouth-watering juicy. It reminds me of ripe fruits in a cedar crate, a warm breeze wafts with subtle, sweet white florals. So many tropical scents aspire to smell like a resort or some invulnerable paradise, Maladie d’Amour isn’t like that. It’s like living and working in a tropical location – shopping at the open air markets right before the heavy rain falls. It’s more like living there instead of visiting. The heart is fruity with astringent red cedar. Maladie d’Amour dries down to soft, powdery woods.
Notes include banana accord, curry, cinnamon, carnation, red fruit, coconut milk, sandalwood and cedar. Launched in 2012. PERFUMER – Nicolas Bonneville
Give Maladie d’Amour a try if you like fruity scents. Or if you like perfumes like Humiecki & Graef Mulitple Rouge, Byredo Pulp, Keiko Mecheri Hanae and/or Patou Sira des Indes.
Maladie d’Amour is “breezy”. Projection and longevity are below average but for some reason I think that is intentional. Like quickly falling out of love as quickly as you fell into it.
The 3.4 oz perfume retails for $180 at Osswald.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Fruity cedar. Or as my husband said, “butch bubblegum”. Either works.
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*Sample obtained by me. Product pic from Fragrantica. Laya Raki pic from www.fanpix.net.