A citrus-floral, Ciel d’Opale’s opening is all about the idea of bergamot with bright citrus atop an anisic lavender/herbal complex. This is freshened by a very pronounced ozonic note (towards Floralozone) that, together with cassis introduces a vague, semi-sweet floral heart. It all feels a bit mundane, right down to the fond that consist of a very standard musk/coumarin/vanilla/light woods arrangement.
House: Ann Gerard
Nose: Bertrand Duchaufour
Release date: 2012
Notes (per Fragrantica): quince, bergamot, lemon, galbanum, pepper, lily of the valley, cassia, jasmine, honeysuckle, amber, cedar, guaiac, vetiver, sandalwood, vanilla.