April 20, 2016
Stella Tennant by Tim Walker "Flower Fantasy"
After discovering that our Editor-in-Chief wore Pure Extrême by M. MICALLEF during her off-hours while at Esxence 2016, I was longing to test it.
Michelyn Photographed the Collector Edition of Pure Extrême by M. MICALLEF at Esxence 2015
As luck would have it, a perfumista friend with a stunning fragrance collection told me that she has the gorgeous Collector’s Edition bottle and was kind enough to send me a sample. From the very first spray, it was obvious why these ladies, both with impeccable taste, are drawn to Pure Extrême. It is a fragrance of seamless beauty and effortless chic.
Tim Walker Vogue Italia
Pure Extrême by M. MICALLEF is above all else, a transcendent duet of rose and jasmine. The quality of ingredients used by M Micallef is legendary, and these magnificent ingredients make this classic pairing sublimely beautiful. M.Micallef roses are beyond compare, by far the loveliest I have ever smelled.
Stella Tennant Flower Fantasy Tim Walker
In House perfumers Jean Claude Astier and Geoffrey Nejman have adorned this queen of flowers in robes of sweet, diaphanous jasmine, interweaving the notes so perfectly that it is impossible to tell where one starts, and the other begins. The rose and the jasmine are both delicate in feel, but powerful in beauty, like two exquisite arias melding into each other, in perfect olfactive harmony.
Anna Netrebko & Elina Garanca The Flower Duet (Lakmé de Delibes)
I couldn’t help but think of The Flower Duet, from Delibes “Lakme”, as the lyrics could have been written for this perfume:
Dôme épais le jasmin Thick dome of jasmine
Sous le dôme épais où le blanc jasmin Under the dense canopy where the white jasmine,
À la rose s'assemble, Blends with the rose,
À la rose s'assemble, That blends with the rose
Stella Tennant and IMOGEN for Tim Walker
A lovely soft white musk grounds Pure Extrême, adding a little sensuality and superb longevity to the fragrance. I believe a bit of velvety gardenia adds her voice to the chorus of Pure Extreme, but the rose and jasmine are what captured my heart. This lyrical combination is ideal for springtime, but you will reach for Pure Extreme any time you need a perfume that is in perfect harmony with your own unique beauty.
NOTES: Do not be deceived by the listing of only three notes; this is an incredibly complex perfume; Transparent jasmine, rose and white musk
DISCLOSURE My review is based on a decant sent to me by a friend.
Tammy Schuster, Senior Contributor
Art Direction: Michelyn Camen I chose the dreamy flower fashion editorial by Tim Walker
Dame Joan Sutherland in Lakme de Delibes
Editor’s Note: Lakmé is an opera in three acts by Léo Delibes to a French libretto by Edmond Gondinet and Philippe Gille. The score, written in 1881–1882, was first performed on 14 April 1883 by the Opéra Comique at the Salle Favart in Paris
As Michelyn previously wrote in her Esxence report, Pure Extrême has been released in a new bottle, created by world-renowned glass artist Marya Kazoun. But if you love your bling, the original collector’s flacon studded with hundreds of Swarovski crystals is still available in 50 ml.
Thanks to the continued generosity Martine Micallef and Geoffrey Nejman and team M. Micallef, who have an online web boutique that ships globally we have a draw for a 100 ml bottle of Pure Extrême for a registered ÇafleureBon reader anywhere in the world (if you are not sure if you are registered click here or your entry will be invalid). To be eligible please leave a comment with what you enjoyed about Tammy’s review of M.Micallef Pure Extrême, where you live and if you ever associate classical music with perfume. If you have a favorite M.Micallef perfume we would love to know. Draw closes 4/23/2016
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