For the younger generation Ted Lapidus was a renowned french designer who was best known as the creator and pioneer of the unisex fashion look and is credited with introducing a military and safari look into haute couture. He is credited as the first designer to put Military style shoulder straps on both male and female clothing, and with making blue jeans part of the mainstream of fashion design.
Orissima is classified as a floral gourmand (in normal speak a woody sweet floral) . The fragrance opens rather citrusy with notes of peach, grapefruit and bamboo. But this fades very quickly into a floral heart of orange blossom, iris and peony. Then ends off with what you are left with for the rest of the day a gourmand (edible notes) of sweet caramel, musk and patchouli. It is a really sweet scent but more on the elegant side.
“I conceived this fragrance as an ode to the Parisian Woman. The idea was to paint a multi-faceted woman through the senses.” – Alexandra Monet, Perfumer
The flacon design is really pretty practical and easy to hold. It takes inspiration from city architecture to symbolise the many different facets of the Parisian woman. “The bottle represents a sophisticated woman full of natural grace,” says Marc Touati, the bottle designer. The liquid as well as the lid is rose gold which is very on trend at the moment.
I see this more as a night scent as it has a sense of mysteriousness to it. But the staying power is pretty great I get about 6 hours.
Ted Lapidus Orissima EDP is available from Dis-Chem and Clicks for:
100ml EDP R895
50ml EDP R695
30ml EDP R495