No plant life was sacrificed in the production of this perfume...
9 January 2013
Summary: At the opposite end of the spectrum of clean musk skin scents lie creations such as Issey Miyake A SCENT FLORALE. Having never tried its namesake, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from this, although I did read some of the fascinating and wildly conflicting reviews of A SCENT, which really piqued my interest in these perfumes. Our own beloved Miss K, see below, is apparently nauseated by the original, but others seem to like it.
Summary: It's difficult knowing where to start when it comes to describing the way A Scent Florale makes me feel. Thankfully it doesn't repulse me like the original, acrid and green A Scent did, however this fragrance lacks something. It's fresh, just like its predecessor, however it has lost all its greeness and become more 'pink' and soapy. I'm not really enjoying its girlish charm, and I think the trend of the 'pink' perfume is starting to bore me to tears.
Summary: A Scent Florale is the kind of fragrance that's perfectly rounded while still being fresh and clean. What's not to love? I love clean citrus fragrances but started to shy away from florals either because they are headache inducing or just too much for work. This fragrance manages to have a floral background that seems so feminine. You won't be dissapointed. The EDP seems to have enough lasting power for the whole day.
Summary: I should have purchased the eau de toillete instead of eau de parfum. This smelled pretty bad, like when someone's grandmother has something on that doesn't smell good and you assume she bought it from some door to door salesman for a very cheap price. I bought this for my wife and we ended up giving this to Goodwill to get the tax deduction and I had to buy another bottle of eau de toillete.
Summary: Hello paeony! Hello lilac! Lilacs? yes definately lilac despite it not being listed as a note. Lily of the valley? Hmmm maybe, I get that note from the sample card but not from my skin. The jasmine only comes in a little later for me. Rather fresh and spring-like. So far, so good, but so what..