Named after the famously broad-shouldered, thick-armed subject of Vermeer’s homonymous painting, Baruti’s Melkmeisje consists principally of a sweet, vanillic take on a Grojsman style ‘hug me’ accord, being all powder, clean musks and light woods. A dusty, Farnesol driven linden/lilac/angelica floral ensemble adds pastel coloured accents, while a juicy pear note in the top brings a small degree of dynamism to an otherwise fairly linear perfume.
For a more refined, grown-up lilac, try Guerlain’s Guerlinade.
Nose: Spyros Drosopoulos
Release date: 2015
Notes (per Fragrantica): Pear, lilac, linden blossom, honey, orris root, vanilla, sandalwood, musk, vetiver.