Frédéric Malle – Hair&Body Oil – Portrait of a Lady
Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
Dominique Ropion, 2010
A seductive classic – bursting with a unique concentration of rose, amber, blackcurrant and raspberry – is unleashed in a select blend of oils (apricot kernel, evening primrose, jojoba). With just a few drops, your skin is instantly enhanced and softened, your hair radiant. Portrait of a Lady hair and body oil is a new dimension in beauty, for a living, breathing Scheherazade.
Portrait of a Lady is a new breed of oriental rose, a baroque perfume. It is based on an accord of benzoin, cinnamon, sandalwood and, above all patchouli, musk and frankincense. It takes off with an excessive dosage of the best Turkish rose essence that Dominique Ropion linked to the rest of the formula, thanks to a red berries and spice accord. After hundreds of trials needed to balance such an excessive formula (Portrait of a Lady is undoubtedly the perfume containing the strongest dosage of rose essence and patchouli heart), a rare symphonic perfume appeared: a new oriental rose, a sensuous beauty that attracts people like a magnet, a modern classic.