Mélodie du Cygne de la Main by Alberto Morillas for Dali Haute Parfumerie 2016




Hello Perfume Lovers,

There’s a new whisper running through the perfume world. Dali perfumes which started out ultra fabulously with the signature scent and then Laguna ultimately turned to shit. Lately though, and brand new to Australia and just in at First In Fragrance, they have been aiming at the prestige market. Yes, the lure of the fast buck has gripped everyone with something to hang the worlds interest on. I admit to being a little jaded by companies putting dross in bottles and expecting us to fork over enormous amounts of money.

Here’s the thing though, it looks like the Dali group are trying to make good perfume. It may not all be to your taste, it certainly isn’t all to mine, but it does smell like they’ve taken more than a modicum of interest in seeing these perfumes are beautiful, smooth and aristocratic feeling. The bottles look fabulous too and though I’ve not held one yet, I’m very excited to.

I had the Aussie Dali rep get in touch and send me a set of the latest Dali beauties and here is one I particularly liked.

Mélodie du Cygne de la Main by Dali Haute Parfumerie 2016

Mélodie du Cygne de la Main by Alberto Morillas

Melodie Du Cygne De La Main Salvador Dali FragranticaFragrantica

Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Bergamot, Violet, Florentine iris, Orange blossom, Sandalwood, Praliné, Vanilla

Sweet, slightly fizzy opening followed by a praline/vanilla. Smooth, very Guerlain modern or even Pierre Guillaume. The sweetness is bakery, not confectionary, and it smells expensive. The sandalwood is creamy and may even have a little dash of the real thing.

I keep thin king that this would be a wonderful fragrance to cuddle into. It smells so good if someone were to walk past you in the street trailing this sillage you might even be tempted to ask what they’re wearing.

Not boundary pushing or challenging in the slightest. Most perfumistas that like a warm, plush, bakehouse amber have something similar in their wardrobe already but Albert Morillas seems to have created quite a few fragrances that I adore: Rochas Byzance, original Salvador Dali, M7, Mugler cologne, Cacharel Scarlett, Gucci Guilty Absolute and Palissandre d`Or. This fragrance shows the same beautiful streamlined extravagance.

Just spoke to my mate Thierry at City Perfume and he has $390/100ml with Free Australian Shipping, 3 FREE samples and a 10% Discount till January 10 (code: AFG17).

Mélodie du Cygne de la Main GIVEAWAY


This week there will be 1 winner who will receive:
1 x 3ml Mélodie du Cygne de la Main Manufacturiers Sample (my review sample)
P&H Anywhere in the world


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Please tell us: Have you tried and loved any of the Dali perfumes?


Entries Close Sunday 7th January 2018 10pm Australian EdsT and winners will be announced in a separate post.
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The winners will have till Thursday 11th January 2018 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
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22 thoughts on “Mélodie du Cygne de la Main by Alberto Morillas for Dali Haute Parfumerie 2016

  1. This sounds wonderful – potentially very much to my taste. I’ve been a perfume junkie for a few years, yet have taken almost 12 months off after over-cultivating my nose! I can now differentiate true quality fragrances from the heaving masses of imitators, but consequently have lost interest in almost anything other than products out of my psychological price bracket. Oops.

    I would love to try Mélodie du Cygne de la Main. I follow APJ via email, using the same address as this comment. I have not yet tried any Dali perfumes.

    Thank you,


  2. I haven’t tried any of the Dali perfumes and hadn’t even heard of them until your review. I would love to try this one though. Thanks for the opportunity. I follow via email.


  3. I follow by email. Have a vague recollection of having liked the original Dali (ebay sample, maybe). Then I was in the Dali Museum and store in Montmartre in 2014. The gift shop had quite a range of the Dali scents, but I had a cold and couldn’t smell a thing. I was prudent and didn’t risk a blind buy. Would love to give the new scents a shot.


  4. I have no fragrance quite so pricey in my collection and would be curious to smell the difference! I did not know about this brand until now. I follow APJ via email and FB. Thanks for this chance!


  5. Swan Melody sounds quite appealing (minus the praline & vanilla, though). I like Laguna even though I can’t wear it: the formula is great but the chemicals in it, not so much. I’ve also tried the original Dali (vintage), a tuberose monster. I used to love Dalimix when I was a teen, dang, I ever tried to step into the same water once again but it just didn’t smell right. I found some consolation in CdG Amazingreen 🙂


  6. I haven’t explored any fragrances from this line and really haven’t heard much about the house. Mélodie du Cygne de la Main sounds quite lovely especially with the delicious dry down and I would enjoy trying it. Thank you for the giveaway Portia, and I follow by email.


  7. I’ve never tried anything from Dali, but this sounds interesting. I follow by email. Thank you for the giveaway.


  8. I have heard of Dali’s perfumes, but not tried them. The Melodie du Cygne de la Main sounds lovely and I would be excited to sample it. Thanks for the sampling. I follow by email.


  9. Hi – I once tested a Dali fragrance and didn’t buy it. It just wasn’t what I had expected.. it wasn’t interesting. I follow via email. Thanks!


  10. I have some of their original releases, at least 3 in full bottle sizes if not more. I particularly like their first release in parfum format, those mini black lip/nosed shaped parfum bottles. I follow APJ by email and FB.


  11. I’ve tried quite a few Dali fragrances over the years – I love some of the bottles – but I’ve never found one I actually wanted to purchase. I follow via FB & email


  12. Thank you for the giveaway!
    I follow on Facebook.
    I’ve had a few Dali’s – Laguna, Wild, Daliflor, Purplelips, Eau de Dali, La Belle at l’Ocelot, Dalimix Black…
    Out of those I maybe only enjoyed two of them – the others were not so great. Glad to hear their making more of an effort.
    Always loved their bottles, I must say.


  13. Hi Portia, thanks for the draw. I once owned a mini of Laguna (I think that was the name), but it was such a long time ago I no longer remember what it smelt like or what I thought of it!

    I follow by email.


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