Some flowers get a lot of attention. Roses, lilac, jasmine, tuberose, sunflower, lilies, tulips, dahlias and cherry blossom. Others not so much. Still, most flowers deserve some attention and when watching a dandelion a little closer you discover that it´s a really beautiful, lively and happy little flower. Maybe we don´t want it in our gardens, but a field with thousands of dandelion in the sun, isn´t that beautiful?
Frederic Malle´s Une fleur de Cassie, haven´t really anything in common with dandelions. Still, this scent makes me think about those kinds of flowers that is easy to forget about when you think about flowers. Not only dandelions, but thistles, scented mayweed, hawkbit, buttercup and mugworth. There is something with Une fleur de Cassie that makes me think about those slender little flowers close to the pavement. Flowers that no one but a 2 or 3 year old would like to pick.
On me Une fleur de Cassie wears very discrete, almost elusive, but still with a strong present. Something in it smells dirty, animalic and almost pale greyish. The flowers smell seem blanded, with elements of cucumber, water and something oily. But there is also a sweetness, a pale golden feeling and deep down inside, a happy, unbeatable spirit. Une fleur de Cassie has charm, but of the silent, whispering sort. A scent that don´t demand a lot of room, but still show to be much stronger then I first thought.
Yes, first I wasn´t shore about Une fleur de Cassie, but when I used for the second time I had to surrender for it. I belive that Une fleur de Cassie is one of those scents that you either like a lot or don´t care for at all. Now, when I´ve decided to like it, I realise this will be another fave from Editions de parfums, and really, I can´t afford an other favorite from that line. :P
Good lasting power, but discrete sillage, at least on me. What do you think about Une fleur de Cassie?
Pic: Pioneer woman