Τετάρτη, 23 Ιανουαρίου 2013

Scent of the Day, Day 19



I was in the Mall today, for not a specific reason really, just I had some time on my hands and I thought to go there and sniff a perfume!  When I saw that they had the   Jardin Noir collection from Tom Ford I got excited. Especially when a perfume from this collection is called Ombre de Hyacinth.
I love hyacinths but it’s not a scent note that you see a lot. It’s difficult to be mixed with other notes and the flower itself doesn’t produce essential oil.

Top notes: galbanum, violet leaf, magnolia petals and olibanum

middle notes: hyacinth, pink pepper and jasmine

base notes: galbanum, benzoin and musk.


When I first sprayed on it was very “green” and I got mostly violet leaf.
Then it transports to a green powdery scent. Where are you hyacinth? It has just a tiny bit of the hyacinth and you can smell it or should I say  imagine it if you really concentrate in that note.
To me, it smells like any other green floral scent, very old fashion and a bit soapy.  The base notes stayed hours on my skin (musk and galbanum) .

This perfume costs 180E which is 240USD. I wondered immediately how many indie perfume oils I could buy( Almost 15, maybe more)!
 Next time I will try Café rose.

6 σχόλια:

  1. Holy crap, that is some expensive perfume!!! Wow!!! It's kind of silly that certain designer or celebrity-endorsed perfumes are so expensive. Most of the time, I don't really think it's worth it because the perfumes aren't anything special. I'll take indie perfumes instead! Hehe!

    By the way, I emailed you this, but I want to send you some perfume samples that I haven't used yet. :D But yeah, you should check your email when you get a chance :D

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    1. Emailed back!Thank you sweetie but you should keep the perfume samples and post lovely reviews on them! Especially if you have never used them. How you will ever know if they fit you?

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  2. I would love to own some Tom Ford perfumes (Tobacco Vanille and Musc Ravageur to start), but they are way out of my price range.

    I ordered a perfume oil the other day that had hyacinth, mainly because I don't know what that smells like at all and I was curious. I don't remember what company it was, though! Alchemic Muse, maybe. :-/

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    1. Tobacco Vanilla is the one i would love to have as well but yep it's too expensive... I have to try Musk ravageur if they have it. Love musky scents.

      Oh! another perfume with hyacinth! How great! I can't wait to read what you think of it when you receive it.
      I think Twyla posted somewhere that she is working on a Hyacinth single note and this would be available soon. Definitely before the Valentines go down. The best excuse to place my first order!

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  3. I generally love Tom Ford perfumes. I have tested this and felt the same, nothing impressive. I know very little about Hyacinth but I think it is a delicate floral that seems to be overpowered by too much greenness in this. Twyla has a new Hyacinth single note that would be awesome to try :) x

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    1. I am definitely ordering Twyla's single note! This and her new chocolate scents are calling my name! I think it's going live February the first!

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