Wednesday, January 28, 2009

REVIEW: Jus d’Amour EDP by Parfums Mercedes

A beautiful, grown-up comfort scent - and really, is there anyone who couldn’t use an extra dose of comfort right about now? Jus d’Amour opens with coconut – sweet, but not cupcake-topping sweet. This is a dark and dusky coconut, and there is a brief moment when it meets the mysterious and green aqualeaf accord that makes us wonder if we might be headed someplace edgy. Then the most soothing, enveloping woods appear, and it is clear that the place we are headed is the coziest chair in the room, complete with a cashmere throw. We can feel the knots in our neck begin to unwind, as creamy Tahitian vanilla wraps itself around mesmerizing sandalwood. Even the lilting violets and jasmine snuggle into the tranquil blend instead of floating above it. Sophisticated and serene, with a warm, soft sweetness that takes the edge off a stressful day. Just what we needed.

Don't let the description above fool you. This really is not an icky sweet fragrance - at all. In fact, the cleaness of the scent may surprise you. It's got almost a soapy scented character about it. The vanilla and sandalwood, while present, are very subtle. Truly, this is a tranquil blend soft and sexy, one to be enjoyed.
Mercedes Ganon herself is quite the artiste. Aside from creating lovely blends of fragrance, she is also an accomplished singer. Mercedes is an 'edgy' traditionalist who believes in breaking the rules within her music. She composes, sings, and performs with a dramatic sense of urgency. You can learn more about her at her website here.

Jus d'Amour EDP by Parfums Mercedes is available at Luckyscent and is available in a 65ml bottle retailing for $90 and a perfume oil (1/4 oz) for $60. Remember, too, that Luckyscent does afford us the opportunity to sample fragrances for as little as $3 (or enjoy free samples with purchases) - a nice way to see if we like the fragrance before buying.

1 comment:

  1. This is truly a 5 star fragrance.


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