Keiko Mecheri • Peau de Peche • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
What a crazily beautiful thing Peau de Peche is... I smelled a sample years ago and fell insanely in love. Delicate floral, light floating musk, a softly sweet base, a gentle sense of fruit...
Years later I got some in a wonderful swap, almost out of the blue. The bottle wasn't as floating and floral as my sample, but it was also warmer, more vanillic. Vanilla isn't listed in notes, and I can't account for it per Fragrantica, but there's vanilla in the base of this.
PdP also accepts a soft layer of lily or jasmine, when one is in the mood to pick up the floral. Basically, PdP is one of those chameleon scents. It goes on sweet, light fruity peach, but with a touch of something warmer, a clean waft. Over time, sometimes the peach and vanilla prevail, and it's a delicious and restrained gourmand.
At other times, the powder and musk notes come forward, and while there's still sweetness, this becomes about clean, fresh, about warm and newly washed skin.
I haven't had a densely wood-prevalent day, but there is often wood in the base, a rich and deep rasp anchoring the fruit.
Sillage isn't light but it isn't huge. This could be office friendly, but I'd start with a light had. It lasts forever on my skin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
In all honesty, this is probably the best *fruity* scent I've tried in a while. But fruity it is. It's got peach from start until about 2/3 in, where it morphs into a clean musky skin base. It's much less cloying than MDCI's horrific trial at that particular fruit. So, it's.... nice. Nothing more, but nothing less. Not a scrubber, nothing offensive. Applied lightly, completely office appropriate. But, as will all Keiko's Meicheri's compositions, it stretches to redefine "bland" and lacks any sort of *edge* you could imagine. If you like Un Jardin sur Le Nil, you will likely find Peau de Peche very wearable. If you are a fan of Un Parfum de Therese, you will cry bitter tears of nostalgia for the raspy leather and animalic jasmine surrounding the freshness of melon. However, if you're lemming for La Belle Helene, Duchaufour's take on the fruity-tutti this spring and very reminiscent of the entire progression of Peau de Peche, but can't bring yourself to dish out the $$ for one of MDCI's bottles, Keiko will probably make you very happy. If someone gave me a bottle of this, I wouldn't give it away and I would probably wear it once or twice a year. Tops. And would probably wonder, as I did yesterday, what had possessed me to spritz on such insipid little number, which -thankfully to its poor "tenue" only lasts for 1-3 hours before fading away uneventfully. Extra lippie for the beautiful bottle.
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Very pretty! I don't really get that sweet, musky peach, but more a pure fruity peach juice, if that makes sense. Very light and uplifting, and unoffensive enough for day.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Listed notes; Sandalwood, peach, powdery notes.
I get peach, with some skin on. A tart edge is sublimated to fruity slightly green peach with definite perfume-y, soft notes. If this is sandalwood, it's a nice one. Simple but still elegant peach scent. The fruit predominates, but it isn't boring. I don't get the dreaded powder notes either. Nice.