actually showcases rhubarb as a word, paired with different, extra bitter citrus, like grapefruit, blended superbly with lavender as a softening undercurrent and in the end framed by almond nuttiness and pine that sweetens over time because the tonka bean within the base comes by way of.
- high notes: lavender, bergamot, grapefruit, rhubarb
- coronary heart notes: almond, fir balsam
- base notes: wooden, ambroxan, tonka bean
The opening was stuffed with bitter citrus–grapefruit and bergamot–however shortly warmed up with spice and extra balanced sweet-sour from rhubarb, which left the grapefruit tangy, much less bitter, and fuller. The change between bitter grapefruit to candy, spicy rhubarb was like a flash of lightning, and it served as a robust reminder why testing a fragrance for quite a lot of minutes will be vital!
Recent pine mingled with evenly spiced, sweetened the grapefruit-rhubarb mix after 10 minutes, after which there was a nuttiness that joined over the following half hour. The depth of the grapefruit-rhubarb mix dropped after an hour, because the balsam began to return by way of extra closely. It grew woodier, earthier, and barely inexperienced with solely the final drips and drops of grapefruit-rhubarb. After three and a half hours, it sweetened with tonka bean and lavender grew to become marginally extra discernible together with a little bit of nuttiness. Within the closing phases, the perfume was extra tonka bean and fewer of all the things else.
For testing, I used half of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain effectively right here in any other case.
It lasted for 5 hours till it was a skin-scent and about eight hours earlier than it was fairly tough to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been reasonable with the sillage dropping sooner than the projection after two hours of wear and tear.
I actually loved the event of the scent on my pores and skin, and it felt like a extra approachable fruity scent–not ultra-sweet nor bitter like lemon–blended seamlessly with different notes that created an enormous backdrop that accented the completely different aspects of rhubarb. It’s a perfume I’ll preserve filed away as potential for buy, however solely after I’ve explored the style extra completely.
Out there Sizes
- 100ml for $180
- 0.7ml pattern for $4