A lot of fruit. Some flower. Not too much sugar but still cloying. Soapy. Clean in a "I just came out of bath" way Unoriginal. Uninspiring. It doesn't smell bad, at all. But it's not even anything more than nice.
It's that Calyx/Victoria's Secret peach that's in everything, this time paired with the wild juiciness of Byredo's Pulp. It's a bit derivative, but not bad. Then, that pink pepper/patchouli mix that's also in everything wells up underneath. It's only a pleasant soapy, powdery base (instead of the marshmallow vanilla you'd expect from something like this) that saves it from being completely pointless.
It's not that Flower Of Immortality is bad, it's just that it's so precision-engineered to smell unremarkable that I just can't get onboard. Though, to be fair, I may be judging it especially harshly because Kilian used to make such interesting, unique scents that this feels like a desperate money grab coming from them.
It is rare that I have to come to the defense of a fragrance. And Flower of Immortality is one of those cases.
First off, this is unisex and not a feminine, and Kilian reps sell it as such.
Second, you really have to love peach to like it. Personally, I love peaches.
Once you get past those two points, this is the perfect summer fragrance for when you're tired of citrus or aquatic fragrances. You've got a peach opening, a floral heart, and a woody vanilla drydown. Different - but it really works. It's a light fragrance with minimal projection, as are all the Asian Tales, but the longevity is on par with that of much stronger fragrances.
A pretty floral top note is quickly overtaken by a tide of canned peaches. I once synthesized the ester used in peach flavorings in an organic chemistry lab, and it smelled a lot like this. Sadly, the peach note is insufficiently supported by any contrasting materials, and the result is both simplistic and incomplete.
After a long, long wait, an anemic cassis and rose accord arrives and does what it can to flesh out the olfactory structure, but its too little and too late. This still feels more like an artificial food flavoring or a candle than a fine perfume, and at By Killians prices a composition this rudimentary is unconscionable. Smell Mitsouko (even in reformulation) or Bond No. 9s Chinatown for a sense of how peach lactone can function in a fully realized perfume.
Completely daft name. The peach note is dominant, so why not "Peach Melba" or "Sorbet a la Peche"?
The peach is plump, juicy and appealing. However, uber-fruity scents always seem juvenile to me and I can't imagine anyone over 20 wanting to wear such a thing unless they were in a very goofy, light-hearted mood. Which, as I think of it, isn't such a bad thing...
But back to the review. Young, girly, yet not cloyingly sweet. Some crisp aspect. Check it out and see what you think. Not in my purview but I've smelled far worse.