Maitre Parfumeu et Gantier Fleur des Comores is a tropical custard of banana-like white florals, overripe fruits and creamy vanilla. It’s more than another gourmand fruity-floral. This fragrance captures the realness of black currant and passionfruit, adding a musky-fruit atmosphere that makes this fragrance enjoyable.
At the very top, I get heady white florals that smell like true-to-life orange blossoms skewed by ylang-ylang headiness. Magically, Fleur de Comores becomes a musky black currant ripening on the plant. I get the leaves and everything. Fleur de Comores opens up fruity but in a really good way, a realistic black currant. It’s almost vulgar with its realness. If you’ve ever sniffed black currant on the plant, you know what I mean: it’s skunky, musky and urinous. You even get the green leaves. The vanilla comes in. It’s rich and balsamic and it hangs around for the entire wear. The “real black currant” settles; something so wonderful couldn’t last forever. I get a rich and tropical passionfruit that reminds me of custard with the fruity tartness of black currant. And, BAM, those white florals reappear. The jasmine is indolic and wild, but not too indolic. The vanilla takes some of that “edge” away. These florals add a realistic humidity, a tropical vibe. Love it. With time, I’m left with a fruity “ghost” and mainly a rich vanilla and musk. These vanilla and musks are “grown-up” and mature. Everything meshes together and I’m left with a tropical custard and a renewed faith in fruity-florals.
Notes listed include blackcurrant, passionfruit, leafy greens, vanilla, orange blossom, jasmine, ambergris, vetiver, and musk.
Give Fleur de Comores if you like musky fruity fragrances or perfumes like Mistral Wild Blackberry, L’Artisan Parfumeur Mure et Musc, Lalique Amethyst, Tom Ford Black Orchid, and/or Hanae Mori Butterfly. I would say that you must like sweet to enjoy Fleur de Comores. Key word – custard. It isn’t the sweetest fragrance, but it does have fruits and vanilla. It’s sweeter than most.
For an EDT, I find that this fragrance has decent lasting power. I get about 6+ hours on warmer days. That vanilla and musk really sticks to the skin.
The 3.4 oz spray of Fleur de Comores retails for $120 and is available at Luscious Cargo.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A musky, fruity blackcurrant with balsamic vanilla, flirting with heady white florals = a tropical custard. To my surprise, I love it. But, I love most fragrances with a predominant blackcurrant note. And you mix that with a sophisticated, grown-up vanilla and I’m destined to be happy. I enjoy Fleur de Comores so much because it keeps some of the “filth” of overripe fruits and white florals. And it still manages to be lovely. I’m not happy about the price for an EDT but I’d be happy to have a decant of this one.
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