Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Anne Klein Eau de Parfum
Bulgarian Rose, Mandarin, Lily of the Valley, Orchid, Fruit Notes, Tuberose, Ylang Ylang.
Sandalwood, Vetiver, Vanilla, Amber, Benzoin, Musk, Civet, Ambergris.
I cannot help but get a charge out of fragrances created and released in the 1980's. Good or bad, they gave new meaning to the definitions of volume and tenacity. Not every creation was made in this fashion, but most were and especially the ones making a run at being financially successful. That time period really did epitomize excess and "more is best". Music, business and fashion were also a testament to this mindset, so it stands to reason that scent would follow suit.
The citric opening is bolstered with smooth spice and a green stem quality. There's no edginess here in spite of the strength. The suggestion of soft fruit is also in the mix and compliments the spiciness rather well. In a few minutes, a nice rendition of rose starts rearing its head slightly above the other floral components present in the heart accord. The essence of Anne Klein is its heart and the sum of its parts is a well blended, concerted effort with Rose, spice and fruit emerging as the dominant notes in an exceptionally full accord. This is 1980's done right.
Sillage is very good and longevity is approximately 8 hours on my skin. Thumbs up from Aromi for Anne Klein and as always, a sample wear is highly recommended.