Sometimes a perfumer reaches an alchemical perfection, in which all the elements within not only balance and harmonize each other but reach for something further: that intangible, effortless loveliness that we ultimately want from a scent ( I am rarely in search of difficulty: I want ease, and immediacy, and pleasure ).
‘Eau Aimable’, or ‘Botanical Cologne Of Love’, achieves these criteria with flying colours. An inexpensive creation, it nevertheless has a bridling, emotional simplicity in which a warm and endearing note of orange blossom and neroli is combined with oranges (petitgrain, bergamot, orange essence and mandarin); some wild rose (or eglantine), some sugared almond vanilla, and – the stroke of inspired genius – a bitter dash of capucine (tropaeolum magus), a form of nasturtium flower – pictured above – that cuts through the feathery softness of the blend like a Campari drunk at sunset.
There may be oranger scents available on the market, but this is the orangest. Soft, smile-inducing, and somewhat reminiscent of the quite similar By Kilian’s Love, Eau Aimable is nevertheless less rigidly confectioned than that delectable portion of vanilla meringue; more ephemeral, fleet of foot. The perfect pyjama-donned, bedside sleep scent, it is a lovely, gentle, cologne that just comes on; winks angelically; and, as you fall into dreams – a mere halo of eiderdown now remaining on the skin – has gone…
3 responses to “COLOGNE OF LOVE: : : EAU AIMABLE by LE COUVENT DES MINIMES (2015)”
Mmmmm. Similarly smile-inducing, N. Thank you.
Sometimes just the cute fluffy perfumes (but not the ones that are banal) are just what you need!
I used to use so many products by this company, then they were pulled from the local stores and I can’t find a stockist now. This sounds like something I would definitely like to wear to bed, maybe I will find it online.