Rêve by Van Cleef & Arpels
What Does Rêve Smell Like
Rêve by Van Cleef & Arpels opens with a discernible pear aroma that carries a subtle yet noticeable hint of neroli. These two elements fuse to generate a fresh, sweet sensation that is undeniably fruity yet maintains a certain floral tone. As the initial impression settles, a blend of gentle lily and soft peony becomes more noticeable, creating a floral heart that is clean and delicate. The addition of osmanthus infuses a slight twist to the floral heart, adding an undertone of fruity sweetness. As the fragrance develops, the base notes become more apparent, with amber providing a rich, honey-like warmth to the overall scent profile. The blend then envelops itself in a comforting, creamy essence of sandalwood. Resulting in a scent that, while fruity and floral, is rounded off by the sweetness and warmth of amber and sandalwood, offering an overall aroma that is sweet yet fresh, powdery and subtly woody.
Review of Rêve
Rêve by Van Cleef & Arpels is a charming, feminine fragrance that captures the spirit of spring and summer in a bottle. This perfume has a refreshing and lively appeal, making it an excellent choice for daily wear or business settings due to its light, non-intrusive nature.
At the heart of this scent is a blooming blend of lily, peony, and the less common osmanthus, lending a unique twist to the floral bouquet. The top notes of pear and neroli add a juicy sweetness that is hard to resist, while the base notes of amber and sandalwood ground the fragrance with a hint of warmth and depth.
Rêve does lean towards the lighter side, making it a great choice for daytime wear. However, its longevity could be better. It's not a perfume that will last from morning till night, so you might need a midday spritz to keep the scent alive.
Overall, the scent leans towards the floral and fruity side, but the sweet and fresh aspects are not to be overlooked. The hint of powderiness adds a touch of classic elegance, while the woody and citrus elements keep the scent modern and vibrant.
However, the sillage is relatively soft. If you're someone who likes their perfume to make a bold statement, this might not be the right fit for you. It's a more intimate scent, noticed by those close to you, rather than a room-filling aroma.
In terms of value, Rêve offers a good balance of quality and affordability, and the elegance that Van Cleef & Arpels is known for is certainly present. It's a perfume that invites compliments, while also being unassuming and understated. For women seeking a versatile and delightfully fresh fragrance, Rêve by Van Cleef & Arpels is worth a try.
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