Olfactif September 2014

*pr sample for review, affiliate links*

This month’s Olfactif was my favorite month yet. “That Which We Call A Rose” contains three amazing scents, all rose, yet all very different! Even if you think you don’t like rose scents, I dare you to try this month’s box. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the three unique takes on rose from Olfactif.

Lady Vengeance - Juliette Has A Gun - Sounds menacing doesn’t it?! Nope, this scent is innocent, soft and sweet musky rose. The patchouli grounds it and gives it lasting power. I was shocked to see patchouli in the notes, which I didn’t look at until after testing. It’s really a beautiful fragrance, one that’s suitable for year round. If I had to match this scent to an outfit, it would be comparable to wearing your most favorite soft cashmere sweater and comfy boots on the first crisp autumn day.

notes: Bulgarian rose, vanilla, patchouli. (I promise it’s so much more complex than it would seem!)

Rose Cut - Ann Gerard Parfums - This scent is elegant and refined, classy with its spicy benzoin dry down. There is a hint of green earthiness while wet. This is the strongest of the three scents, and has some serious lasting power!

notes: Aldehydes, rum, pink pepper, rose, peony, patchouli, vanilla, oakmoss, benzoin absolute. 

Mohur - Neela Vermeire Creations - It was Olfactif that started my love affair with Neela Vermeire fragrances. Everyone I’ve tried, I have absolutely fallen head over heels for. I was SO excited to see Mohur in this month’s box! This scent is smooth and sexy, and has an edible quality to it. Not a gourmand scent, but mouth-watering. It starts out as a sweet floral, and gets sexier in the dry down when the leather peeks out. This is my favorite scent in the bunch.

notes: Cardamom, coriander, ambrette, carrot, black pepper, elemi oil, Turkish rose, jasmine, violet, orris, hawthorn, almond milk accord, leather, sandalwood, patchouli, oud, benzoin, vanilla, tonka bean.

An Olfactif subscription is $18 per month (you can also do 3, 6 or 12 month plan), and you are reimbursed the full $18 towards a full bottle of the perfumes available that month. Pretty nice way to try some unique niche fragrances! What do you think about these scents? Anything you’d like to try??

  • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

    i love me some fragrances!

  • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

    I wish I could smell these through my monitor lol

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I love rose scents. Wish I could smell them! Wondering if Mohur is sold in stores anywhere??

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com daydreamingbeauty

      I’m not sure Allison! It’s something if look into! You would like Neela’s Instagram acct!

  • http://www.makeuplifelove.com/ jamie @makeuplifelove

    This subscription sounds awesome. I do love some perfume and I wish I could smell them now. I love the way Juliette’s Got A Gun sounds.

  • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

    Ooh I want to scratch & sniff!

  • Norah Salazar

    Rose Cut sounds fabulous!

  • BeautyJudy

    A perfume sample box - genius!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Ok that’s it for me. A perfume sample box?? I want it!

  • Ange

    Those bottles are fab!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    I love the packaging but don’t think those scents would work for me

  • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

    What size are the samples you get? Are they like the little tubes, or a deluxe sample? Nice that they reimburse you if you buy full size, though. The last one sounds nice. I just hear the word, ‘patchouli’ though, and I go running… away!

    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com daydreamingbeauty

      Yes normally I do too! I’m not a patch fan at all. But I was so surprised when I saw this had it!! You would never know, honest! The sizes are 2ml I think? Maybe 1.75. I’ll take a pic of the vials next time!

  • Betzy Carmona

    I need new scents, and they sound promising

  • BTBAshley

    I love trying boutiquey scents. I may have to give this subbie service a whirl!

  • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

    Beautiful packaging… I lvoe the Rosecut perfume.

  • http://www.geniabeme.com/ Eugenia

    I love all your perfume posts, makes me want to buy everything!!

  • http://www.beautybymissl.com/ beautybymissl

    Mohur – Neela Vermeire Creations sounds great.