Blanc-à-Porter melts into the skin thanks to ingredients with musky touches like ambrette, bergamot and cashmere wood while at the same time enhancing the scents of other fragrances. Try it for an exercise in layering. Smelling notes: ambrette, bergamot and cashmere wood. Delicate intensity. A fragrance that, used together with others, permits creation of a unique and special scent for those looking for a perfume to define them. Blanc-a-Porter is an eau de parfum, edp.
ZARA BLANC-A-PORTER REVIEWS
Fragrantica: Fuzzy cloud of skin like ambrette and clean cashmeran. Your skin but better. I like the concept of this fragrance very much, from its name, to the notes, to the satin veiled packaging, to the the suggested use as base for other fragrance for making them more personal and intimate. It is one of the genre that I appreciate more, think of scent such as You by Glossier, Studied by Liis, Ambrette 9 and Another 13 by Le Labo, Sonic Flower by Room1015, The Ghost in the Shell by ELDO, Pink Ivory by Nomenclature, Missing Person by Phlur or above all Fleur de Peau from Diptyque. Even in low cost category with fragrance such as 3 Rose by L'Erbolario or Zara x Jo Malone The Golden Lullaby. Many people consider this fragrances as too tamed, too personal and simple. I for one am attracted to them, it is just their bare nature and skin like quality that appeals to me, they are those type of fragrances that can really become a signature since they seem to merge with the wearer, becoming a second skin and yielding an imprinting fenomen on whomever smells them on you. It is chic, bare and simple but of great effect. The opening of bergamot is particularly gentle, but very glossy! Then it is all ambrette. In here it is lightly powdery (I don't smell proper iris but something similar yet more rarefied), then it gets musky in a clean way (in the same style of Glossier You and Le Labo Ambrette 19). There is a gentle ambery tone, and even what it appears to be a sprinkle of ambroxan, but the dry down is all cashmeran. It is of the delicate kind, and it smells ultra clean, like your lover skin just out of the shower. The finish I would define as lightly fluffy, fuzzy and cloudy in a way but also creamy.. as if the most luxurious body cream is just being applied on clean skin. It is indeed a your skin but better fragrance, simple but effective. If you are not a fan of cashmeran you may still enjoy this fragrance since it is the most delicate form of cashmeran.
Fragrantica: I love this collection – I love the layering concept and at this price point, it’s interesting to try out. This is one of those “I’m not wearing perfume” perfume, it reminds me of like DS&Durga’s I Don’t Know What with that slight bergamot opening but not as strong. It also reminds me of Commodity’s Paper and Molecules. It’s a skin scent, I have tried layering it with Les Heures Passent, from the same collection, with and without this perfume. It definitely makes it last longer and a more pronounced with it. I’m going to try layering with other more fleeting perfume like Byredo Bal D’afrique — I love this scent but it doesn’t last on me. I have wore this alone too, it’s a skin scent, bergamot and ambrette, leave you smelling a bit fresh.
Fragrantica: Starts off with a bright, citrusy bergamot, then it begins to transform into a sweet, musky skin scent - brought on by the ambrette. I’ve worn this on it’s own (very intimate) and layered with other fragrances. When layered, I find it extends and accentuates the scent you have on. Recently I layered it with JM Wood Sage & was able to get more longevity when layered together! It also brought out the warmth in Wood Sage.
Fragrantica: The perfect clean girl aesthetic. Your skin but better. And talking about better, way better than glossier you. This is the type of fragrance you reach for when you’re not in the mood for anything, you just want something clean and easy but yet classy. I never cared for Zara fragrances before but they have been killing it lately.