This month’s Olfactif box theme was Coming To Our Senses, guest curated by Alyssa Harad. Her memoir, Coming to My Senses:A Story of Perfume, Pleasure and an Unlikely Bride, is available this month on Olfactif’s website. I’m really pleased with this month’s scents, and consider it to be one of my favorites. You can see my other favorites from November’s Leather scents, Bombay Bling and Perfect Coconut Milk.
Botrytis Ginestet notes: Honey, dried fruits, white flowers, vanilla and pain d’epices (a French spiced bread similar to Gingerbread). Described as “the raw sweetness of wine and wild honey.”
My take: I knew I’d love this, as sweet scents are usually my favorite. I typically get along very well with honey notes. On first spray, it smells edible and candy-like. The honey pops out quickly. It’s a creamy, raw honey rather than a sticky, syrupy honey. The white flowers peek out within ten minutes, softened by the vanilla. The scent still has an edible quality, with a wet and juicy aroma. Upon dry down, the scent has a hint of grain to it. It remains sweet throughout and lasts about four hours on my skin.
The 100ml edt bottle retails for $110, however, Olfactif subscribers receive their $18 subscription cost taken off the full bottle price, as always. This month, when you purchase a 6 or 12 month subscription to Olfactif, you will receive a free copy of Alyssa’s book.
Have you tried this months Olfactif scents? What other scents are you liking these days?