Stilettos on Lex’s is lustrous, glamorous, and vibrant
Davana, in the top notes, creates a nice hook with its fruity, green, and liquor-ish scents. It blends wonderfully with the tangy lemon and green notes, creating a bold citrusy-fruity accord smelling peach skin and pear. The green facet somehow reminds me of unripe-mango for its sourness and sulphuric notes, which, in this fragrance, creates a very fresh and inviting beginning. The fruity aspect of pear and peach bends the sharp edges of the green notes nicely, making it more refined and balanced.
The scent develops into a beautiful powdery-floral background of carnation, violet, and lily of the valley. Carnation fills the heart of the fragrance with its clove-like spiciness and rose-like sweetness, amidst a hint of bright red plum. Simultaneously, violet leaves, iris, and heliotrope craft the powdery accord into a powerful sweet-herbaceous, waxy, and candied violet. Although powdery, the violet accord is surprisingly clean and weightless; It does not have a dense and dusty-powder texture. Brilliant.
The blend of carnation and violet in this perfume carries the odor of vintage cosmetic scents, a very compelling red lipstick smell. Lily of the valley accords plays a part in providing transparency to this lipstick. Its fresh aquatic profile adds a shiny gloss on top of the lipstick, magnifying its luscious red color.
Towards the dry down, the scent begins to reveal its chypre-gourmand profile. The balsamic vanilla and smoky cedarwood develop the burnt-sugar effect. At the same time, patchouli intensifies this effect with its sweet-herbaceous and earthy facet. In this proportion, the patchouli almost smells like bitter dark chocolate, and it adds richness to the burnt-sugar accord.
Stilletos on Lex is all about balance
Everything merges into one harmonious scent. The only thing picking out is the green notes, which kind of enveloping the fragrance from the beginning until the end, and that too in a delightful way. I see these green notes nicely portray the high and thin heels of the stilettos. While other facets, the floral and chypre-gourmand character, tell us about the beautiful and mysterious woman walking confidently on Lexington Avenue in New York City. Her red lipstick and black stilettos are really attention-getters. From afar, people acknowledge her presence from the sound of her heels and her compelling scent. Even when she’s already far away, her scent lingers and is hard to forget.
Stilettos on Lex is captivating
I adore the composition of this perfume. I think it is very amusing and challenging to play around davana, carnation, woody notes, and patchouli. And yet, the perfumer, Dorothee Piot, has successfully united all elements into one piece of art that is hard to resist.
From the top to the dry down, Stilettos on Lex is persistent with its fruity plum and chypre facet. The sillage is excellent on my skin. I just put one spray on my hand, and the scent is so vivid. It stays for a good 8 hours on my skin. Bravo!
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