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!)
So, the dedicated perfume blogger always does what circumstances dictate, and that today is roadtesting (again), wearing (again) and reviewing (finally) Lorenzo Villoresi´s Teint de Neige.
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.
Picture sources: alaskainpictures.com, corbisimages.com, lorenzovilloresi.it some rights reserved, thank you!
Body products that come with a fragrance are always a hit for me. Now I REALLY want to try this out. Will find some.
I’m sure you will like Teint de Neige, I want the Body lotion!
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I love Teint de Neige – because I love powdery fragrances. There is no such thing as “too powdery” for me! I wish more people loved powder as I do. TdN is a Holy Grail fragrance.
TdN is a lovely perfume indeed, interestingly it is one I get the most compliments for. Thank you for reading and welcome, GrrlPowder! 🙂
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If this wasn’t a relatively contemporary ‘reference’ powdery/makeup scent like no other was, predecessor of such an amount of fragrances with a vintage feeling which have been gradually enjoyed becoming widely appreciated (think Lipstick Rose…. and so on and so forth….!) up to the latest releases (think Love Chloé) … then I am Mickey Mouse! 😉
I guess you are not Mickey Mouse then… 😀
It is not for every day because of its huge sillage, but sometimes I crave a little “super powder”.
From where can i buy it????
That depends on where you are located. A Google search will definitely yield results. Luckyscent.com is your best bet if you are in the US, firstinfragrance.com if in Europe.