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French Defense

Type: Extrait

This purchase comes with 8 complementary samples.

French Defense is a warm, fruity, Amber scent created for Men and Women in 2023 by perfumer Christelle Laprade.


This scent is dark and sultry. Black Cherry creates a warm Gourmand vibe that is warmed with Amber and woods. It is almost boozy, but not quite. A hint of Rose can be felt in the heart, mostly adding depth to the Cherry note. This scent definitely has a vibe that is meant to catch the attention of someone special. It will work well enough at the office, but is much better for flirtatious evenings out. It will work well in the Fall, Winter, and Spring months, and will linger perfectly. It has a similarity to Amouage Blossom Love, though less sweet and more warm.


French Defense is an opening move made by Black that is meant to control the center of the board and protect certain pawns.


Black Cherry can be felt immediately, dark and inviting, and boosted just a touch with Rose Absolute. Violet Leaves and Geranium add an earthy quality that never takes away from the Cherry essence. Amber adds its velvety warmth, deepening the boozy vibe from the fruitiness. Cedarwood and Blondewood add a gentle woody element, boosting the Amber and the sweet decadence of this composition.

Top Notes: Black Cherry, Violet Leaves, Chamomile

Heart Notes: Geranium Madagascar, Rose Absolute, Mimosa

Base Notes: Amber, Cedarwood, Blondewood
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  • Amber
  • aromatic-gourmand
  • Blonde Wood
  • Cedarwood
  • Chamomile
  • Cherry
  • fruity-fruits
  • Geranium Madagascar
  • Mimosa
  • oriental-amber
  • Rose Absolute
  • Violet Leaves