Anyone who knows me knows that I love fragrances. I have many perfumes - all of which remind me of special times during my life. My Chanel Coco Mademoiselle perfume is the one I wore on my wedding day, Roberto Cavalli was what I wore when I got engaged and Jimmy Choo was what I wore when I first started dating my husband. I love how fragrances can evoke so many memories.
Maison Margiela Replica fragrances are created to re-transcribe the scents that speak to us all, resonate with our imagination and most importantly awaken our memories. They are fragrances which were created to replicate certain scents all over the world and I was lucky enough to be sent two of them to review - Flower Market and Tea Escape.
Flower Market recreates the scent of a flower market in Paris in 2011. The fragrance is made to evoke memories of freshly cut flowers, wet petals, buckets and vases brimming with water, leaves crushed on the floor and a multitude of floral compositions. Maison Margiela's Flower Market has notes of freesia and Grasse rose petals, Sambac jasmine and tuberose. It has the scent of the freshest bouquet of flowers and it is one of the most wonderful scented eau de toilettes that I have worn in a long time and the scent lingers on your skin for hours.
Tea Escape depicts a scene in Tokyo, 2008. It echoes a secular Japanese tradition of a tea ceremony with notes of green tea, osmanthus flower and jasmine. 'Tea Escape' is a perfume of contrasts which balances the duality between crisp and intoxicating notes of green tea and the softness of puffed rice. For those who like fresh, lighter fragrances Tea Escape is the fragrance for you.
The Maison Margiela Replica Eau de Toilettes are priced at £85 for 100ml, but a little of the fragrance does go a long way and a bottle will last you quite a long time. They are the perfect gift for someone you would like to reminisce about the places you have travelled with or to give inspiration to those looking to go travelling. They would also suit those who have a passion for fine fragrances and enjoy powerful, memory evoking scents.
Maison Margiela Replica is available online at John Lewis and in selected stores.
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