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Terry de Gunzburg – Parti Pris – Soft Tuberose – Great for the Non-Fanatics

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Parti PrisNow this perfume house sneaked up on me without prior notice. One of my perfume orders from Essenza Nobile included a sample called ‘Bleu Paradis’ by  Terry de Gunzburg. I had never heard of it, tried it and – started my new order… This post though is not about ‘Bleu Paradis’ (I might have to write something about that fragrance shortly as well), but it got me interested in other Terry de Gunzburg fragrances.

Terry is a make-up artist and used to be creative director of Yves Saint Laurent before she started her own successful cosmetics line in 1998. Her perfumes are created with the help of perfumers from Robertet, Grasse.

‘Parti Pris’ was launched in 2012. It’s a floral bouquet which is arranged around the tuberose, but it’s what I would call a ‘soft tuberose’. Not the ‘in your face full on’ stuff, but more of a bunch of flowers with the tuberose being the main ingredient. It’s probably not the right fragrance for the tuberose fanatic, but there is plenty of choice already available in that department.

‘Parti Pris’ is just right for people like me. Not too sweet or cloying and not too persistent (or dare I say sickening). There is some rose and ylang ylang as well and the base includes sandalwood and vanilla. A well rounded fragrance developing without major surprises.

This is a fragrance for warmer days with moderate longevity and sillage. A tuberose perfume you can wear in summer and to the office – highly recommended.

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