You never forget your first visit to Paris!
My first memory of Paris was stepping out of the Metro station on our way to our hotel and spotting the sparkling Eiffel Tower lit up against the indigo sky of Paris at night.
It was magical… everything I’d hoped it would be!
Another memory of our long weekend in the City of Lights was walking through the backroads of Paris, just off the Champs-Élysées, spotting the impeccably dressed Parisian women walking their dogs, chatting on their phones, going about their business in their ever stylish way!
This latest fragrance from Ted Lapidus, Orissima, is a celebration of the Parisienne…
“An ode to the Parisian woman”
A Chypre Floral fragrance created by nose, Alexandra Monet, this is a gourmand fragrance, with a sweetly floral and citrusy top note and Peach-Caramel accords.
The top notes are peach, grapefruit and bamboo leaf; middle notes are peony, iris and orange blossom; while base notes are patchouli, caramel and musk.
On the skin there is an initial burst of peach that evokes memories of tarte tatin before pink grapefruit and patchouli take over settling in a warm caramel base.
Inspired by the city’s architecture, the Orissima glass bottle is a tower with sculpted sides, representing both the city skyscrapers and the different facets of the Parisian Woman.
The bottle represents a sophisticated woman full of natural grace, while the clear glass represents purity and transparency
The octagonal cap in copper gold adds an enticing, sophisticated allure that is so prevalent with all things Parisienne!
Who wears Orissima from Ted Lapidus?
This intense scent has been created to represent the Parisian Woman, a modern multi-faceted icon. She radiates elegance, dazzles with her charm and emits style.
This scent certainly has staying power and would suit a woman who does too, one who’s confident, accomplished, sexy and effortlessly chic.
Orissima is for the modern woman, of any age, who enjoys wearing a gourmand scent – day or night – although I feel it would suit more mature woman who likes to stand out, esp on a night out!
Today I have one bottle of Orissima (100ml) worth R895 to give away to a lucky Becoming you reader!
To enter complete your details in the form below and answer the question by leaving a comment about your favourite memory of Paris (or the one you want to make, if you’ve not yet been!)
Fragrance House: Ted Lapidus
Name of Scent: Orissima
Type of Scent: Eau de Parfum
Scent Family: Chypre Floral
Top Notes: Peach, Grapefruit & Bamboo
Heart Notes: Peony, Iris & Orange Blossom
Base Notes: Patchouli, Caramel & Musk
Retail Price: 100ml – R895, 50ml – R695, 30ml – R495
Launches: In store now
Stockists: Orissima is available from all retailers, including Dischem and Clicks.