I want to finish with my favourite. And oh, what a favourite!
These are my favourite extrait and the edp of the line. Edp won by a margin but the extrait is just incredible. I just wish I could write about them in a normal way and not with gushing emotion. :)
It's just, the extrait reminds me so vividly of my childhood summers spent at the middle Croatian coast, in a little village with lavender fields. That is a smell you never forget. And then when you find it in perfume, I don't need to tell you how wonderful it makes me feel. I can smell and see in my mind the lavender fields bathed in the sun and smelling warm. This might not sound like a perfume, but believe me, it is.
Of the notes, except for variants of lavender, I can't say I smell anything particular. It's more the case of realizing the notes are making lavender smell differently than actually smelling the other notes. But then again, maybe it's just the fact that my nose has trouble going around a familiar note which is prominent.
I don't want to sound again like edp is not worth the same notice. It is. It's the best variant of the passion fruit note because for some reason, here it smells most alive and the least sweet.
You know, from the notes, you'd think you could smell the lavender straight away but that's not the case. It's hidden in there and it forces the fruit to behave from behind the scenes.
Really, that lavender is an intriguingly shady fellow...
I have to apologize if my Vero reviews sounded more like my imagination running wild than actual reviews, but I just didn't seem to be able to help myself.
They take you on a journey and you're not sure where you will end up, but you will definitely have an interesting ride (and a satisfying end point).
Basically, it's the same as with good books, you never know where they will take you and where you will end up.
Edp notes: Lavender essential oil, bergamot, citron, passion fruit, lavender absolute, geranium, caramel, patchouli, musk
Extrait notes: lavender, caramel, musk, fruits
Notes and pic by: http://www.luckyscent.com/