Pluie de Soleil by Phaedon

Year: 2011

Notes: bergamot, lemon, pineapple, strawberry, white peach, freesia, vanilla, sandalwood, cashmeran, musk
While it would be extremely tempting to write off Pluie de Soleil as designer-esque fruity-floral garbage, it does possess the odd virtue – a vibrantly rich cocktail of citrus, pineapple and strawberry, whilst in possession of far greater presence than the other Phaedon releases.

Harbouring a tart floral sweetness, the soft sandalwood and musk base guides the composition towards a more woody and sombre finale. However, based on Pierre Guillaume's extensive experience in niche perfumery, one is completely at odds as to why something so generic (yet admirable) was released in the first place.