Coup de Foudre certainly earns its lightning-inspired name in the opening burst, a brightly colored flash of juicy, sweet citrus and fresh, younger florals. Indeed, the combination of fresh bergamot, bitter grapefruit and sweet orange atop sunny champaca and lush jasmine is a spectacular bouquet unto itself, the kind of gorgeous natural blend that makes you look to the skies as surely as an incandescent streak of electricity across the horizon. But Coup de Foudre is both lightning and thunder, following the arresting energy of its opening with an equally masterful floral heart that resonates with deeply romantic substance. Creamy and buttery, it’s filled with sandalwood and even richer cocktail of florals such as rose, carnation, tuberose, ylang-ylang, and lily of the valley. The base, then, is the ominous stillness after the thunder, dark and heavy, yet witah a surprisingly light and gentle feel to it. Slightly smoky guaiac wood, resinous labdanum, balsam tolu oil and rich vanilla are sprinkled with a touch of spicy notes from turmeric and cinnamon. Evocative, romantic, and luxurious, Coup de Foudre isn’t just lightning in a bottle- it’s the whole storm.