I still remember the day when I purchased my first parfum. It was an early autumn evening and it still very sunny and warm. I remember the rush in Fragonard’s factory in Grasse, because they were about to close for the day (I still regret that I haven’t had a chance to see the process of perfume making). I’ve tried so many fragrances that day and in the end I picked up Miranda, which then appealed to me most.
I’ve picked pure parfum, which was packed in golden aluminium bottle and in order to get the fragrance out, you have to use a pin to make a tiny hole in the rubber on the top. They have assured me that the fragrance won’t go bad (if stored in cold and dark place) for at least 7 years. I’ve had it for almost 10 and the only thing that happened is that the top notes are not as pronounced as they used to be.
Miranda everything that Chanel’s Coco Madamoiselle wanted to be. It is strong, fruity and sweet without being cloying. It is a fruity floral oriental fragrance, although sometimes it develops differently and I’d place it in the gourmand family (Miranda works good mixed with Boucheron Trouble).
The most pronounced scent in the top notes is coconut. This was the reason I picked it, because it reminded me of the past summer.
Middle notes smell very fruity to me, although if I take some time to reconsider each component of the scent, the fruity mix in fact consists of jasmine, rose and vanilla.
The dry-down is slightly spicy, and you can sense it after approximately an hour. I think that it is the sandalwood or ylang-ylang that add a touch of sharpness to this incredible fragrance, while amber adds more sweetness.
Since the concentration is pure parfum, the silage is great – this fragrance lasts for days on the skin. Even after bathing and showering with some gel, I can still smell the drydown on the skin.
Miranda is a fragrance you can wear all year round. It is warm enough for winter, and yet not very cloying, so you can wear it in summer too.
P.S. I have no idea why on Fragrantica they list that this perfume was introduced in 2005, when I clearly remember that I have purchased it when I still was in primary school (2001).