Floral Fragrance Haul and Review
I'm mildly obsessed with fragrance. I like to smell good. I like my husband to smell good. I like my house and my dog and my car to smell good. You get the idea. I exert my limited control over my world by imposing fragrance on it. Its one of my many pathologies.
I've been searching for a new fall/winter perfume as of late. Something fally and winterish. Descriptive enough for you? Yeah, me neither. So what I ended up doing was ordering about 76 (more like 9) fragrance samples from Lucky Scent. Several genres, all different. Oh, and if you've never been to Lucky Scent I apologize, you are about to meet your newest addiction. Huge selection of fragrance, all high-end, hard-to-find stuff. I am especially fond of them because I can order samples for just a few dollars and try before I buy, always a good idea with perfume.
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Love, love, love. LOVE. Can you tell that I enjoyed this perfume? As the name would imply Black Gardenia smells like... wait for it... GARDENIA! Shocking, I know. If you like white florals I would be willing to bet that you would love this. Black Gardenia is an oil which I prefer because it lingers for much longer that an eau de parfum. Creamy, rich, sweet- its perfect for a first date. The dry-down is pretty true to the initial spray (or rub in this case). Its certainly a year-round fragrace, there's enough depth with a slight overripe scent to make it cool weather appropriate, but its still sweet enough for the warmer months.
Verdict? Definitely purchasing!
Liked, but didn't love. Monyette Paris is also a white floral, but its cut with a good deal of vanilla. I think I would have liked this one more had I not also gotten the Black Gardenia sample. They're definitely cut from the same cloth, the key difference being the strong vanilla notes in Monyette Paris. Also the creaminess you get with a white floral, but not quite as lush as Black Gardenia. If you like vanilla and you like a white floral, you'll fall in love with this. Very sexy on the right girl (not too shy, its a big scent).
Oh, and this was also an oil! Lasted on my skin forever.
Verdict? Not purchasing, but I'll certainly file it away as something nice for perfume fanatic friends with a penchant for flowers and vanilla.
This EDP surprised me. I'm not generally a fan of heavily rose-scented perfumes, they so easily nudge into grandmother territory, but this was gorgeous. The rose is strong at the initial spray, but there's a spiciness that cuts through and takes away the usual powdery overtones. I feel like this is unexpected, not your traditional rose, but a gorgeous and modern interpretation of everything women in my generation want a rose perfume to be- unabashedly feminine and sexy, but in a way that is womanly and sophisticated, not cloying and obvious. For the cold weather months I think its perfect, the amber gives enough heat for the fall and winter, but I think its certainly one you could wear in the warmer seasons if you were so inclined. This would make an ideal signature fragrance!
Verdict? Must have!