Sensual Orchid by Jerome Epinette for LM Parfums 2012

Howdy Crew,

Fragrantica says: LM Parfums is a French niche line of scented candles and fragrances… founded by Laurent Mazzoni. Most of the blogs I have read about this crew have been about their most expensive offering Hard Leather, and I do have a sample of it around here somewhere but the one that I am really interested in has very little written about it so far….

Sensual Orchid by Jerome Epinette for LM Parfums 2012

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Mandarin orange, almond, neroli
Heart: Orchid, jasmine sambac, ylang-ylang, peony, heliotrope
Base: Vanilla, musk, woody notes, cedar, labdanum, benzoin

The first thing that intrigued me about Sensual Orchid was the perfumer, Jerome Epinette has been the nose behind a bunch of blockbuster mainstream niche offerings: four of the Atelier Colognes, Bel d’Afrique and La Tulipe (coincidentally one of my BFF Kath’s fragrances) for Byredo, three of the LuckyScent Decennial quartet and a bunch of others I’m not familiar with. It’s quite a selection.

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Almond and orange, like a cake, like a FRIAND!! MMMMMMM. Foody and sweet but still holding onto a very sensual bouquet. GAWD!!! I love it.  What a wonderful opening that lasts for a good 15+ minutes before finally giving in to the heart. The flowers are sweet and sexy, a bit ripe and lovely banana-skin tones. I am surprised there is no coconut note because I get something very like it, a creaminess and the back of my throat has the same slight ache it gets when I eat dessicated coconut.

The dry down is soft, creamy woods. An oriental amber wash that is very nice. This lasts for hours and has me feeling very sexy and frisky. A real come-hither scent that would be knockout as a date night frag or a movies with intended partner. The elegant clean thrummmm of Sensual Orchid could definitely push someone over the edge from like to lust.

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From Osswald NYC: 20% perfume concentration “Like a feminine model on the catwalk, Sensual Orchid captivates your senses with its incredible aromas. The second essence of perfume will take you to the front of the stage. The carnal pleasures evoked by this sumptuous arrangement of natural sophisticated fragrances. A first subtle scent of citrus fruit and almond leads you into a refined heart of orchid, jasmine sambac, Lysilang, peony and heliotrope then leaves a voluptuous final touch made of vanilla, musk, blonde wood, white cedar wood, labdanum and benzoin.”

Further reading: Scented Hound and CaFleureBon
Jovoy Paris has €195/100ml
Osswald NYC has $225/100ml (Hey Hey Josie & Clement!!)

Have you tested any of the LM Parfums fragrances? Do you like their aesthetic?
Portia xxxx

10 comments on “Sensual Orchid by Jerome Epinette for LM Parfums 2012

  1. FeralJasmine says:

    Sensual Orchid is one of my treasured full bottles, and I happened to be wearing it tonight when I read your review. It is indeed an all-female beauty, and if I ruled an island paradise, all the men would wear LM Hard Leather and all the women would wear LM Sensual Orchid, at least some nights.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      What a fabulous picture you paint FeralJasmine,
      I can almost smell the balmy nights on your island. Glorious.
      Portia xx

  2. Sandra says:

    Hi Portia. I tried Hard Leather and was put off by it and therefore the other samples I have are untouched. I will look for Sensual Orchid because you make it sound wonderful. Thanks! Sandra xo

  3. TinaG says:

    Sounds fabulous, Portia! A must try… 🙂

    x Tina

  4. Kandice says:

    I have totally missed this line somehow, but this sounds wonderful. I will have to hunt down a sample. I wouldn’t have even tried this without your review so thanks for writing about this fragrance.

  5. Your review makes this sound drop dead gorgeous. This is one of those lines that is priced slightly out of my comfort zone so have been a little put off in case I love them. This one does sound great though.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      I think its a case of sample size meganinstmaxime. We all have so much fragrance, it’s nice to wear a new one for a few days and then move on.
      Portia xx

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