Parfums de Marly
Parfums de Marly Delina Exclusif was launched in 2018, created by Quentin Bisch - a gourmand'ish version of the original Delina. Created as a fuller, more focused version, the brand notes - "Some will detect a suede-gloved, slightly milky rose; others a floral bouquet good enough to eat with scattered delicious hints of peach, apricot and lychee. After an opening of bergamot/pear/lychee, the Turkish rose takes on a veiling of incense and suggestions of burning oud before nestling into a soft bed of woody, amber and vanilla notes. All the mystery of the orient is here, in this luxurious concentration of seduction that carries a powerful sensual charge."
Parfums de Marly Delina Exclusif has notes of litchi, pear, bergamot, Turkish rose, agarwood (oud), incense, vanilla, amber and woody notes. It is an eau de parfum, edp.
From Elena at Fragrantica - "seduces with a variety of sweets: white nougat and honey, thick Arabian sherbet made from pomegranate juice and nuts, Turkish pastry ekmek kadayıfı – a sponge cake soaked in honey and covered in kaymak, heavy like cold butter. There are also Indian creamy-spicy sweets – peda and barfi. As well as rose and honey rahat loukoum... Delina Exclusif is very long-lasting, absolutely eternal, with a great sillage that carries more roses when smelled from afar and more luscious notes from up close. After some time, Delina Exclusif becomes very cozy. The oud note doesn't make the fragrance sharp, it is a very delicate oud."
Fragrantica - "A dangerous little heavenly masterpiece. The femme fatale feather-trimmed “pink” house slippers of a John Waters movie main character. Delina Exclusif starts off with a crunchy, somewhat green, cottony candy Lychee-rose powderpuff dust storm - dry, yet soft and whipped. Pressing your nose to the skin will reveal that this is effervescent, powdery, dry, will almost have you sneezing - but wafting towards you there is a sugar spun juicy bloom enveloped in pink nectar. Difficult to pick out where one note ends and another begins, there is an enjoyable amount of depth that prevents this type of fragrance from being overly shrill or cloying. It literally MELTS on your skin into something more creamy and divine. A liquored up rose, crunchy flambéed sugar cubes, velvety candy. "
Fragrantica - "So much wow! It’s such a BEAUTIFUL scent. I could cry when I sniff it! I feel like a princess or a heiress when I wear this. It makes me feel womanly, beautiful, soft, feminine and sexy when I wear this. This isn’t an Alien in your face type of sexy. This is a subtle, leave it up to the imagination type of sexy...I wear a lot of fragrances but this? this is a head turner. It gets me stopped by people and they are demanding that I write down the name."
Fragrantica - "Delina Exclusif is so beautiful and elegant! I much prefer this one to the original Delina. I think the rhubarb note in the original Delina turned me off. To me, Exclusif is creamier, sweeter, and softer. I know some people only wear this in the winter, but sweet scents are my thing, and for me it would work all year round because it's the perfect amount of sweetness and freshness."
Fragrantica - "Delina Exclusif is Insisting, she knows her worth, she is unapologetic, beautiful, memorable, majestic, ultra feminine with an obvious underlying super strength. For once I get the hype. Am so impressed. And now she is a part of my collection. Lucky, lucky me :)"
Francis Kurkdjian (Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris)