actually showcases rhubarb as a notice, paired with different, extra bitter citrus, like grapefruit, blended superbly with lavender as a softening undercurrent and finally framed by almond nuttiness and pine that sweetens over time because the tonka bean within the base comes by means of.
- prime notes: lavender, bergamot, grapefruit, rhubarb
- coronary heart notes: almond, fir balsam
- base notes: wooden, ambroxan, tonka bean
The opening was filled 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 crucial!
Contemporary pine mingled with frivolously 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 means 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 turned marginally extra discernible together with a little bit of nuttiness. Within the closing phases, the perfume was extra tonka bean and fewer of every thing 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 nicely 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 troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection have been average with the sillage dropping quicker 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 totally different sides of rhubarb. It’s a perfume I’ll hold filed away as potential for buy, however solely after I’ve explored the style extra completely.
- 100ml for $180
- 0.7ml pattern for $4