May 21, 2019
Touches of violet and pepper bridge wonderfully into the base of Chameleon but a subtle use of saffron adds a spiciness to this tropical-esque scent. The development of the fragrance sees the perfect combination of vetiver and patchouli washed over by a smooth sandalwood, although the support from the musk cannot be overlooked.
Ylang-ylang gives this perfume its heady floral scent, that is beautifully complemented by the note of mango, which make the opening of Chameleon a little bit sweet and so delightful.
"Chameleon opens with a bouquet of fruity notes representing a tropical style. Threads of aquatic breezes blow through. The ylang-ylang rises to meet the fruits. In the first moments it smells like many ylang-ylang centric fruity florals. Rather quickly it drops into a lower harmonic as that quality I enjoy in ylang-ylang begins to be noticeable. I have enjoyed this because it was the basis of so many vintage perfumes where it would be paired with animalic ingredients for an incredible sensuality."
"Brilliant citrus, juicy mango and tart starfruit coalesce into this bright, fruity accord balanced with the sparkle of pink peppercorns. Lush violet leaves weave a backdrop of jungle foliage thick and verdant. Warm frangipani rises to join buttery ylang-ylang as they are woven together deftly with threads of saffron and vines of young creamy jasmine by perfumer Dan Pescio into what wafts like a true island lei."
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