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??