15 Jan CATTLEYA ORCHID: CATTLEYA ORCHID,THE ORIGIN OF THE CATLEYA PERFUME IS THE SYMBOL OF LOVE
The cattleya orchid scent is reminiscent of a subtle sensual rose and at the origin of the CATLEYA perfume.
The English Lord Cattley, the first to import it into England, made that orchid fashionable in English and European refined high societies.
It inspired jewellers and became the symbol of love. Ladies proudly pinned their cattleya orchid on their bodices for their evening out.
Marcel Proust, author of the French literary masterpiece, In Remembrance of Things Past, made the cattleya orchid his by taking out of its name one t.
Consequently, this extraordinary orchid, became CATLEYA, the symbol of sensual romantic Love.
In Marcel Proust’s Swan in Love, Swan and Odette enjoy an afternoon out in a carriage when Odette feels a sudden urge for intimacy with Swan. She had to return home immediately to make Catleya, for her desire for him was so sudden, so inexplicable, so imperious…
The CATLEYA fragrance, first Lise London masterpiece is synonym of quintessence, sensuality, passion, beauty and happiness.
According to Miguel Matos from Fragrantica, the LISE LONDON CATLEYA is a powerful Fragrance,
Fragrance, although rather chaste; read how he describes it :
Catleya has a powdery freshness, it smells clean but not in a sterile way.
It smells very natural and rich, full of blast and longevity.
It is noted everywhere it goes but in an unimposing way.
There is an interesting diffusion about it, like in translucent clouds of white, fluffy petals of rose with something that has a wine taste.
The iris here is the ecclesiastic kind, pure, white, dusty and heavenly. Nothing is heavy in Catleya and if it contains a Secret Love Code it is a pure one.
There is a powdery sweetness in this scent that shows some animalic tones and this comes from beeswax and mimosa.
It brings a furry and sweet quality to Catleya and increases its complexity as well as hinting at a natural impression.
Sandalwood and amber give body and ground to the perfume even if they are not the most noticeable notes here.
To fill all the gaps, there is this very present white musk envelopment that elongates the clear and clean cotton-like impression.