This is, startlingly enough given the wealth of competitors in luxe design and fragrance creation, one of the more interesting (if not THE MOST interesting) perfumes still on the market today. Introduced as a Floral Chypre for women back in 1984, it has continued to entice, intrigue, and mystify fragrance critics, collectors, and historians to no end. Paloma Picasso just so happens to be the daughter of world-famous artist Pablo Picasso. After spending years designing jewelry for the likes of YSL and Tiffany & Co., she decided to put her artistic talents to work into creating a fragrance. She wanted a fragrance with an aldehydic accord, inspired by none other than Chanel No. 5. The result, her self-named perfume was indeed an aldehydic success, with notes that dance with aldehydes gracefully, or yield an aldehydic accord here and there. Carnation, Coriander, Rose, Angelica, Neroli, Bergamot and Amalfi Lemon introduce this fragrance with a start. Patchouli, Hyacinth, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang and Mimosa are the heartbeat and lifeblood of this perfume. Oak moss, Civetta, Castoreum, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Amber and Musk anchor this fragrance. Each note or a pairing of notes is harmonious in nature with the aldehydic, so it is safe to say that Ms. Paloma Picasso succeeded in creating exactly what she set out to create. This perfume may not necessarily be for every lady, but it has a certain uniqueness that promises the chance of harmony on the level of a classic symphony or classic painting when the right lady and Paloma Picasso by Paloma Picasso Perfume cross paths.