A baroque, sumptuous and symphonic perfume that required hundreds of trials to balance such an expressive formula, Portrait of a Lady is undoubtedly the perfume containing the strongest dosage of rose essence and patchouli heart.
|Top||Raspberry, Blackcurrant, Rose|
|Heart||Sandalwood, Incense, Patchouli|
|Base||Musk, Amber, Benzoin|
Dominique Ropion composed an oriental rose, based on an accord of benzoin, cinnamon, sandalwood, and, above all patchouli, musk and frankincense. A perfume evocative of sensuous beauty, that attracts people like a magnet. A modern classic.
Named after Henry James' 1881 novel "Portrait of a Lady," Frederic Malle's perfume is a magnetic, intense fragrance that represents heroine Isabel Archer's quest for freedom.
Master perfumer Dominique Ropion concocted this scent with a dominant Turkish Rose Essence and Patchouli heart atop a sensual base of Benzoin, Cinnamon, Sandalwood, Musk and Frankincense. It is, as the brand describes, a "modern classic."
Portrait of a Lady is a modern, elegant and unusual expression of the Victorian novel, its heroine, Isabel Archer, her fate and the quest for freedom. She smells of dark roses, mystical and intense.
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