Friday, 9 June 2017

Perfume Mini-Reviews From Twitter: January to March 2017 [part 2]

Part 2 of my January to March 2017 Twitter mini-review round-up. For part 1, please click here.

Myrrh & Tonka from Jo Malone (Mathilde Bijaoui; 2016)*
Latter comes across as a fuzzy lavender; the former as brown, orange-y baked apples. A shoulder shrug in a bottle.

Baiser Fou from Cartier (Mathilde Laurent; 2017)*
Strange berries and forest fruit over bitter-honey florals and stinging citruses. Whiff of lipstick. Crimson-hued.

Arbolé Arbolé from Hiram Green (Hiram Green; 2016)**
Is it soapy leaves or sweet bubbles floating on a lily pond? Chestnuts? 80s deodorant? It's fun trying to decide.

Moon Bloom from Hiram Green (Hiram Green; 2013)**
I guess Mr Green thinks la luna is a tuberose garden. Gorgeous, retro take on the flower, with resins & animalics.

Shangri La from Hiram Green (Hiram Green; 2014)**
After uncertain, murky start, the spices & balsams settle into a slinky oriental in the 70s style. Shades of Opium.

Bouquet Massai from Parfumerie Générale (Pierre Guillaume; 2016)***
Artery-clogging sweet violet heading to sticky, pink cough syrup. Has a girly, unsophisticated appeal.

Morning Chess from Vilhelm Parfumerie (Jerome Epinette; 2015)*
Inspired by (or cloned from?) Tuscan Leather. Predictable tannery-centred affair for nouveau riche types.

Modest Mimosa from Vilhelm Parfumerie (Jerome Epinette; 2016)*
Suitably buttery, creamy & yellow. Mimosa effect sustained to drydown. One of this brand's better scents.

Stockholm 1978 from Vilhelm Parfumerie (Jerome Epinette; 2015)*
Chopped herbs and geranium oil scattered over an elegant suede bag. Works well, in gentle, simple fashion.

A Lilac A Day from Vilhelm Parfumerie (Jerome Epinette; 2016)*
Hmmm, you say lilac, I say hyacinth. Either way, over-synthetic nature of composition spoils the illusion.

Dear Polly from Vilhelm Parfumerie (Jerome Epinette; 2015)*
Apple tea + lemon meringue tart. You can almost see the pastry. Less involving drydown. Pleasant. Innocuous.

The Oud Affair from Vilhelm Parfumerie (Jerome Epinette; 2015)*
Joyous collision of pipe tobacco, saffron, ginger, honey, leather & sharp bitter herbs. No oud in sight.


* sample provided by the brand
** sample obtained by the author
*** sample provided by Bloom Perfumery

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks very much for reading my site and taking the time to leave a comment.

Please note that whilst the full range of views is welcome on, comments containing expletives and/or abusive language may not be published.

If you're using Safari on an Apple device, you may experience some difficulties with submitting comments. Please consider using Google's Chrome browser on your Apple device; this may make it easier to leave your comment.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...