Friday, December 21, 2012

Miriam by Tableau de Parfums

Citrus, Geranium, Violet Blossom, Jasmine, Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Violet Leaf, Lavender, Vanilla, Orris Root, Sandalwood.

Created by Andy Tauer, Miriam opens as a feminine that possesses a classic feel to it. The aroma and its construction is akin to feminines from yesteryear that had an emphasis on turning a head or two. There's nothing subtle here and even though the initial part of the wearings were on the "sharp" side, Miriam eventually evolved into a smoother creature.

I find contrasts in the transitional stages. The renditions of Violet and Lavender are cutting, but not piercing and at the same time, there are other factors at work slowly smoothing the edges. Geranium and Rose are also pitted against one another and the idea behind the scent is rather interesting.

The preeminent note on my skin is Rose. You will realize this after 5 minutes and some of the smoke has cleared. It's at the core of Miriam and heavily accented by Violet, Lavender and a background earthiness.

Once enough time has elapsed to reveal the base accord, a sweet aspect is introduced as a forerunner to a balsamic wood. The Rose, Violet and earth are still in the mix and seem content to stick around and merge with the base and drydown.

The Vanilla takes its time coming to fruition on my skin, but it finally does and is tuned for subtlety, bringing Miriam home with a comforting touch. Sillage is bold at first, but calms down within 10 minutes or a bit less. Longevity is approximately 5 hours or better on me. Thumbs up from Aromi for Tableau's Miriam and a tip of the cap to Andy Tauer for a fine, classic feminine.

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