Van Cleef & Arpels California Reverie
Enveloped in dreamlike Sambac jasmine
‰۪å±When I created this fragrance, I imagined a Californian landscape bathed in sunlight. Jasmine immediately emerged as an obvious choice in particular Sambac jasmine, cultivated in India which has a floral, animalistic yet fruity complexity,‰۪Ìâ confesses Antoine Maisondieu. The perfumer chose to combine this jasmine with a whole field of equally radiant flowers. The top notes exude orange blossom essence (also known as neroli) and mandarin, preluding the perfume's joyful personality. Exalted and nuanced Sambac jasmine then combines with voluptuous frangipani flowers. Lastly, the distant echo of beeswax and vanilla call to mind the sweet sensation of the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean.