Rue des Lilas by Phaedon

Year: 2011

Notes: white lilac, lily of the valley, Brazilian rosewood, powdery musk
Named after a Parisian street, Rue des Lilas is an honourable feminine woody-floral, successfully capturing the green attributes of white lilac. With the addition of lily of the valley, it smells quintessentially old-fashioned with a somewhat waxy almond accent running throughout. With just the right amount of sweetness, both the woody and powdery aspects are perceptible but remain elegantly subdued.

Overall, it's both enchanting and serene, while successfully reminding one of springtime re-awakenings.