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28 Jan 2014

NUXE Prodigieuse Le Parfum - preview


It has been a long time coming, but finally, fans, addicts and enthusaists of NUXE's Huile Prodigieuse can soon wear the scent behind the iconic product as a perfume!

Huile Prodigiueuse was launched in 1991 and very soon Prodigieuse Le Parfum will join the product line-up.  Formulated by Serge Majouilier, the same parfumer who created the oil's fragrance in the first instance, sun, sea and sexiness apparently were on his mind when he put the notes together.  And certainly on the minds of the fabulous team who put together a beautiful product launch one cold and dreary January night in Dublin of late...


First things first.  What does it smell like?



Simply, the exact same (except a more concentrated version) of the Huile.  But subtract the slight smell of the base oil in the Huile and add in more heady sultryness.  Yes, I know I'm sounding a bit daft, but that's what it's like.  The top notes of the perfume are citrusy: Bergamot, Mandarin and Orange Blossom.  Its heart notes are more floral, featuring Rose, Gardenia and Magnolia.  The base notes are vanilla and coconut milk.  Its an usual scent in that you can smell each and every single note from when you put it on almost to when you wash it off, although the vanilla base note, for me, was quite predominant.


Price and Availability

If you love the oil, you'll likely love the perfume.  Its retail launch is on the 13th of February (just in time for Valentines day, hint hint!) from Arnotts Dublin, and thereafter from 3rd of March in pharmacies nationwide, at the very respectable price of €46.50 for a 50ml bottle of perfume (not EDT, perfume).


The Product Launch



The official launch was held in the beautifully appointed House Dublin on Leeson Street, in the conservatory at the back... it was one of the best attended events I've ever been invited to, and one of the most beautifully put together, with table centrepieces and displays mirroring the main notes of the perfume... gold glitter sprinkled everywhere... blissfully warm (it was a freezing night!)... and the air heavily scented with the NUXE candles bearing the same scent.  I have never wanted to be transformed somewhere exotic and hot and on my holidays as much as I did that evening :-)



Watch out for a review of the oil and the fragrance coming soon from MontyC, and for a giveaway (as soon as it launches) of the 50ml Le Parfum...

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