måndag 7 juli 2014


Picture Peonia Suffruticosa
Photo: Aberlin (cc) Wikipedia commons,
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Now it's the time when the wonderful., lush peonies starting to bloom and as a Perfumista I start longing for wearing the note. Peony is not a common soliflore in the world of fragrance and when it appears as the leading part it's almost always (just as most soliflores) backed up with another floral note, most common is rose. Below some peonies I've tested and like very much:
Picture: Vert Pivoine
Photo: PR Histoires de Parfums (c)
Vert Pivoine (Histoires de Parfums): Starts fizzy, dry, green and almost light peppery. Dries down to a lush, fullblown, almost in the first phase of withering, musky peony, supported by a rose and a contrasting  tart wellbalanced, berrynote. There is also an earthy note in the late drydown. Smells very good and feminine.
Picture: Peoneve
Photo: PR Penhaligon's (c)
Peoneve (Penhaligons): Another great smelling, feminine, lush peony, also supported by rose but the blend smells like lily of the valley is the second player. It's the lush peony contrasted with the green tangy, almost poisonous tartness of the LOTV.
Picture: Rose Pivoine
Photo: PR Parfums de Nicolaï (c)
Rose Pivoine (Parfums de Nicolaï): Here the rose and peony are acting on more equal themes, the peony doesn't take over the composition. The chamomille freshens and cooling the mix and the fruits smoothen the edges of the protagonists. A lighter and airier composition than the previous two.

Picture: Quel Amour
Photo: PR Annick Goutal (c)
Quel Amour! (Annick Goutal): Uplifting, sparkling, bubbly, slight green, peony/rose smoothed by peach and berries There is also a something contrasting, tart in the fragrance which creates a fresh and almost chilly feeling. Quel Amour is happiness in a bottle. The same lighter style as Rose Pivoine.

2 kommentarer:

  1. I very much liked Vert Pivoine, too, when I tested it. The others I'm not familiar with, but Quel Amour! sounds especially appealing. Nice mini reviews!

  2. Thank's :-) Quel Amour is worth traying a good and happy summerfrag