Sometimes a day goes by and I wonder how come I couldn't find a little time to post a short review of a perfume, book or a sample. Today it's the sample day and I finally have a little time to post my thoughts.
I love this. :) I could end here with - it's a mimosa-vetiver cologne for me and I love it.
I thought of it as a cologne but it's actually an EDT which is basically the same.
Notes: tuberose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, mimosa, violet, tangerine, sandalwood, vetiver, musk, leather, tobacco, oakmoss, civet (there are some variants on the notes but not much).
As I already said, it starts as a green cologne to me (cologne meaning it's citrusy for me) with something familiar that I just couldn't figure out until I read the notes. It's mimosa! This is the best mimosa for me so far. Ok, so I didn't try that many but this one is still the clear winner.
And for an edt, it has some serious lasting power (more than the last 2 samples I tried).
I read somewhere it has some spiciness, and I agree. At some point, you feel that tingling in your nose that tells you there are spices in it but out of the notes, I cannot figure out what can it be. Besides, it doesn't last long. It goes on to some white flowers peeking through but I can't say I actually smell one of those listed. What surprises me is that for an edt, it goes through a lot of phases. At some point it gets really flowery until settling down into a vetiverish mimosa (I can still feel it a little in the drydown) with a salty sandalwood drydown (I have no idea what it this with me and salty drydowns, I promise I don't sweat much).
I find this a wonderful summer fragrance and quite long-lasting. It's really good I tried this before summer so I can get some before it starts (it's raining and quite cold these days so there's no hurry yet).
P.S. It reminds me of Guerlain Vetiver with some mimosa on the side that turns it into summer freshness personified (not that the Guerlain Vetiver is not like that, I love that one as well).
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