Teint de Neige is the most seasonally appropriate perfume to wear these days. When I look outside, I see white, white, white, (the little bump over there is supposed to be my car, see you in spring, my friend!)
One could argue, that somebody like me, with a complexion that is oftentimes indistinguishable from whitewashed walls (we currently have beige walls, so I stand out nicely) is uniquely predisposed to wear a perfume with a name like that, so it seems made for me as well as the weather outside.
I´m currently on my fourth sample vial (you can deduct the weather situation in Austria over the last weeks from that statement) and I´m contemplating a full bottle, because this perfume really grew on me.
Created by italian artisanal parfumeur Lorenzo Villoresi in 2000, Teint de Neige is supposed to remind one of face powder, and it does. It captures that powdery, soft and white quality of powder very well. Jasmin, Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Tonka Bean, Heliotrope and Musk are the official notes according to Villoresi´s website.
In the beginning I get a blast of clean, white, quite soapy musk, accompanied by a hint of floweriness, that calms down to this powdery and warm veil of whiteness. I guess one could easily see the simile to snow softly covering and thereby muting the world, making everything soft, silent and endlessly white.
Teint de Neige is available in 100ml Eau de Toilette and a variety of body products, I wouldn´t mind at all to try one day (preferably a snowy one;))
Disclosure: One sample of Teint de Neige was sent free of charge for review purposes by Essenza Nobile – Kurfürsten Parfümerie Mannheim.
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