Pavane (Faure) Perfume Oil


The Pavane was a dance performed by nobility long ago. It was usually marked with catty and witty remarks made by and around couples, that feel is caught nicely in the lyrics of this lovely melody. Great jealousy and lust were part of the dance which paraded couples past each other so that romantic wounds could be reopened and hearts rebroken. Here are the lyrics to Faure's Pavane:

It’s Lindor! It’s Tircis!
And all our conquerors!
It’s Myrtil! it’s Lydé! The queens of our hearts!
How provocative they are,
how forever proud!
How they dare reign over our destinies and our lives!
Watch out!
Keep to the measure!
O the mortal injury!
The cadence is not so slow!
And the fall more certain!
We’ll tone down their chatter!
Soon we’ll be their lackeys!
How ugly they are! Sweet faces!
How madcap they are! Coquettish airs!
And it’s always the same! And will be so always!
They adore one another!
They hate one another!
They curse their loves!
Farewell, Myrtil! Eglé! Chloe! Mocking demons!
Farewell and good days
to the tyrants of our hearts!

Silver Cardamom, the sweetest of the strains of cardamom (something nice enough to put in a pasha's coffee) and the exquisite Silver base for which Possets is famous. Add a tot of artemesia, and a pinch of coumarin and the result is a fabulously gourmand to tempt even those on a diet against the gourmand world. This is a passionate thing yet something you will wear with a smile.

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Weight0.0625 lbs

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3 reviews for Pavane (Faure) Perfume Oil

  1. Eleanor from Reddit

    It’s mostly giving me baked goods, but there’s something else here that makes this more than just a gourmand. I think the artemisia gives it a slight “hay” note that keeps it from going full blown snickerdoodle. It’s a little too sweet for me personally, but it’s very lovely and pleasant to wear.

    Occasion: being a sweet little angel baby.

  2. Wendy

    Biscuits! Biscuits and cool clear syrup and perhaps a honeyed touch. This opening strongly resembles those tiny bun biscuits I used to eat all the time. Morphs quickly into something a little minty, bright, watery, but still sweet. Dries down to a warmly woody comfort scent, creamy-ish and sweet but open enough not to be at all cloying.

  3. C.

    Preliminary notes: Ah, the infamous Pavane. I’ve read many a review that cite this one as smelling like snickerdoodles (DH and I have never had them but know what they are), melted ice cream, or some other manner of sweet baked good. I don’t really have any proper prelim thoughts on this one beyond “it sounded good” and was kind of an impulse pickup.

    DH’s preliminary notes: Eating rice beside a fancy garden.

    In bottle: Dry spiciness with a bit of sweetness. Does not smell anything like cookies to me, but I’m not particularly complaining. There’s a bit of greenness in the background as well.

    DH’s thoughts: Something kind of woody about this. It actually almost reminds me of a sunflower seed. There’s also something kind of sweet about it too. Maybe syrupy?

    On skin: The green aspects of this take a bit of a backseat on the skin, and it does kind of resemble cookies, or like, cinnamon sugar-topped vanilla bean ice cream. The Silver base gives it a bit of an elegant edge.

    DH’s thoughts: Is there sandalwood in this? It has like a deep woody smell, like a polished wood, but paired with some sort of cherry smell.

    Verdict: 3.5 cinnamon sugar-dusted cookies in a silver bowl out of 5. I’m not sure how I feel about this one, but it’s not bad or unpleasant at all. I stopped being able to smell it for the most part a few minutes after applying. It’s.. fine. I can’t say I’m overly impressed by it.

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