Summary: This is my summer scent (the EDT) which is getting harder and harder to find. Top note of violet on me, drying down to a blend of violet and iris. Lasts about 6-8 hours, and there is nothing "calamine" about this scent. Beautiful! Refined... After reading some of these reviews, I am convinced it is all up to individual chemistry.
Summary: I want to love this - I really do. Everyone I know raves about it; the reviews on this blog are almost uniformly enthusiastic. But the vanilla-violet accord has the wan period feel of one of those old round boxes of dusting powder, the kind that used to come with a sort of feather-boa of a powder puff, for ladies of the 1950s and earlier.
Summary: Apres l'Ondée is one of my all-time favourites. My bottle of Apres l'Ondée is about 6 years old- and it is an Eau de toilette spray. (Parfum extrait is no longer available) To me, this scent is a porte-bonheur, evoking the music of Claude Debussy and impressionist paintings...(1906!).
Summary: There is something uncanny about this breathtaking masterpiece. Uncanny (Unheimlich) in the Freudian sense: familiar but foreign; paradoxical; seductively troubling. What I find most disarming about Après l’Ondée, is its balance of sweetness and solemnity. The name signals a degree of separation between the fragrance and the rain. But for me the distance feels spatial rather than temporal, like watching the rain from the warmth of a sumptuous room.
Summary: Anybody looking for a light, gentle and heavenly floral fragrance should definitely smell Apres L'Ondée. This "piece of art" from the past century can be considered as one of the greatest, if not the best, creations in its genre. A delicate, almost fragile, composition made of heliotrope, violette and iris that gently touches your skin as a slim and smooth female's hand and sings to your ears a sad but reassuring melody with a faint voice that's almost a whisper.
Summary: Light floral melange relying on violet, orris and mimosa for depth This is a very nice, very light and cool confection created in 1906, that has a great deal more to do with the 19th century tradition of floral perfumes than the burgeoning 20th with its bold statements and blends. There are 13 ingredients: bergamot, lemon, carnation, violet, heliotrope, anise, orris root, neroli, mimosa, jasmine, rose, hawthorn and vanilla.
Summary: I bought this Perfume after reading the Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez book Perfume The Guide. They judged this to be one of the best 20 all time greats of perfume. Sadly I have been bitterly disappointed. It smells absolutely foul on my skin and even on my clothes !! It reminds me of a musty,stale damp room. It was the first time I had bought a perfume without smelling it beforehand and it will be the last.
Summary: Certain scents are difficult to explain but easily inspire the adjectives "breathtaking" and "heartbreaking." Après L'Ondée is one of these scents. Gaia, the Non-Blonde describes smelling Après L'Ondée in parfum "like entering a dream. It can be familiar, like a memory you can't quite place but you know you've been there, maybe in your subconsciousness." Like any other art form, at its finest perfume can convey a distinct idea or emotion.
Summary: The opening is harsh and disturbing—like burned plastic-coated violet and ylang, all with a peppermint and rancid ocean water overtone. However, the formula does mellow in a few minutes, but unfortunately, it never loses that nasty burned plastic/vinyl/leather aspect. Projection, sillage, and longevity are all decent to good.