Review: Diptyque Florabellio
Florabellio is a weird fragrance. When I saw the combination of notes, I knew I had to at least try it: apple blossom, coffee, marine accord, toasted sesame. I usually really like apple blossom-heavy fragrances. See by Chloe is a great example of one such specimen. The rest is...somewhat more questionable for me, but I was hoping it'd blend together into something weirdly magical. What I actually get from Florabellio is just plain weird. The marine accord is definitely the most prominent note for me. It's softly aquatic with a certain saltiness. But then the coffee comes out. It's not a very sharp or pronounced coffee note, but rather a strange sweet earthiness that merges with the marine accord in a distinctly queasy fashion. This combination grows in strength as the scent dries down. I get no toasted sesame at all - and I'm glad. That might have pushed me over the edge into full blown nausea. I think marine accords and food smells just should not be merged...ever.