Paloma Picasso review

Paloma Picasso is a perfume made by Paloma Picasso as a scent portrait in 1984. It is one of the best perfumes that combines floral notes with patchouli, like Dior Diorella, Aromatics Elixir, and Estee Lauder Knowing. Unlike these perfumes, Paloma Picasso reinterprets the standard combinations of fragrance notes and bases and gives them incredible strength and character. It is after midnight and the ballroom turned into a tango club full of emotions, with partners burning in passion, where the partner is a lover and lover is a god.

Why is Paloma Picasso so special?

Paloma Picasso is a special and intimate story. Nothing excites us more than when a person lets us in his or her inner world, opens the windows of his/her soul, and lets us look inside. Paloma Picasso did even more than that; with her autobiographical perfume, she let us smell her temperament, her personality, and her memories. Talented and ambitious, the youngest daughter of the famous painter Pablo Picasso inherited her love of perfumes from her grandfather who was a perfume maker. While she worked as a jewelry designer for Tiffany, she dreamt of making a perfume that would be similar to her favorite – Chanel 5 – but still have her wild Mediterranean spirit and feisty temperament.

Perfume like a painting

She succeeded in that, starting with colors – red and black – her perfume is wrapped in, and then with carefully chosen fragrance notes. Perfume opening is refreshing and seductive. Rose, lemon, coriander tear down your guard and push you to let go. You don’t know what to expect but you are certain that what you experience will not be plain and ordinary. And it truly isn’t. Paloma moves from animalistic, basic instincts to heavenly peaks. The explosion of “scented colors” is something to expect from Picasso’s daughter. Oakmoss, civet, amber, musk, patchouli enhanced with jasmine, mimosas, and carnation.

As I smell Paloma on one and Chanel 5 on my other wrist it all becomes clear. A person falls in love with Chanel 5 but loses head over Paloma.

But in the world of art and artistic expressions that Paloma Picasso offered us, common sense doesn’t have a key role. It is a world of emotions and creative freedoms. Love and passion – Mediterranean style. That is Paloma. Magic!

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[Fragrance notes] top notes: neroli, bergamot, lemon; middle notes: rose, coriander, jasmine, mimosa, ylang-ylang, carnation; base notes: sandalwood, amber, oakmoss, civet, castoreum, patchouli, honey.

[Fragrance group] floral chypre.