Usually if you put something pastel pink infront of the female half of team Fused I’m tempted to turn my already slighted turned-up nose and walk away; especially when it looks like it would be more at home in a fairy princess toy house. Add mini pink tassels and a gemstone on the top and the princess overload is firmly in control.

But as they say ‘you should never judge a book by its cover’ and in the case of a bottle of Delina by Parfums de Marly this is certainly very true. Never have so many people commented on my perfume – ever!

I’m a fan big fan of anything Tom Ford, and absolutely worship at the doors of Jo Malone, rarely shying away from the heavier scented choices, but even Tom & Jo can’t compete with the compliments I have had from this scent of lushness.

This is a parfum literally jam-packed with notes that deliver a sweet, uber-feminine and complex scent that lingers with you all day. This one won’t fade as soon as you spray – you’ll be reminded of what you are wearing as it wafts past with just the slightest move.

Having done a little experiment of wearing it when seeing friends and family almost all have made a comment on how much they like it. So yes aesthetically it might not be in the kind of perfume I would take off the shelf to even try but i’m holding tight on to this one regardless of the bottle and it will sit proudly on the dressing table – while I rejoice in all the lovely comments on just how nice I smell.


PDM Delina bottle

What they say

Composed by perfumer Quentin Bisch, Delina is a floral bouquet, a tribute to luminous and sensual femininity. A fragrance sculpted around a floral accord, dominated by Turkish rose, but also facets of lily of the valley and peony. A sensual bouquet revolving around these flowers, but also the fullest, most generous and tangiest fruits. The trio of lychee, rhubarb and bergamot, set off by nutmeg, delivers power and vivacity. Vanilla underlines the sensuality of the composition, intertwining with white musks and cashmeran. Finally, woods and frankincense envelop the creation in depth and mystery.

A striking and entrancing trail. A note full of contrasts. Multi-faceted, Delina overflows with nuances. A dual interplay, like the
femininity that it represents: lively, sparkling and disturbing all at once, sweet and sensual, timeless and insolently modern.

Top Notes: Lychee, Rhubarb, Bergamot, Nutmeg

Heart Notes: Turkish rose, Lily of the valley, Peony

Base notes: Vanilla, Incense, White musk, Cashmeran, Woods

Available exclusively at Selfridges  – 75ml £175


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