Creed- Jardin D’Amalfi
Launched in 2011 as a limited edition to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the house, Creed – Jardin d’Amalfi celebrates the lush of summer gardens of Italy’s Amalfi Coast.
An ideal summer scent, that opens with a beautiful combination of bergamot and orange notes. The citrus notes are very natural and refreshing and supported by a hint of rose and neroli combination. The dry down is much better, the musk and vetiver bring some understated sophistication to the whole fruity composition.
- Top Notes: mandarin, bergamot, lemon, pink pepper and petit grain
- Heart Notes: cedar, rose, and apple
- Base Notes: vetiver, white musk and cinnamon.
Overall the fragrance has a classy unisex touch, very natural that adds a good longevity and projection to this captivating scent.
2. Jo Malone French Lime Blossom
Presented as a Floral Green fragrance, French Lime Blossom was described as “Early summer in Paris. Heady, powdery linden flowers are enlivened with a splash of bergamot and a touch of herbaceous tarragon.” It was originally accompanied by the usual candle, body and hand wash, body cream and bath oil, but in recent years the range was reduced to just the fragrance.
- Top notes:bergamot and petigrain
- Heart notes: Tarragon, lime (linden) blossom, jasmine, rose and lily of the valley
- Base notes: beeswas.
It opens with an explosive citrus blend of lemon, bergamot and orange that is accompanied by a recreation of the delicate linden blossom. All of this leads onto the heart of the fragrance which is a carefully constructed by notes of rose, lily of the valley and orange blossom. A large dose of musk gives added support and seems to accentuate the wonderfully clean scent, making it the perfect fragrance for those who either don’t want to appear “perfumed” or who crave a delicate floral.
3. Alien Mugler for Women
Alien spreads an magic elixir captured in a bottle of deep and mysterious purple with the shape of a talisman. At first spray it can be a powerful and heavy burst but as it fades I found it to be quite lovely.
The composition is simple yet intriguing with strong jasmine and salty wood vibes. The scent caries an air of maturity, mysteriousness with a nice touch of amber and cashmeran wood with a whisper of green notes and vanilla.
- Top: Indian Jasmine
- Heart: Cashmeran and Solar Notes
- Base: White Amber
Perfect for special occasions, formal events or nights out.
4. Black Orchid by Tom Ford
Black Orchid was created in 2006 of the fragrance company Giuvadan as an oriental-chypre fragrance. This fragrance is loud and elusive at the same time, opulent and classically dark, in the line with the best creations of the best perfume houses.
The opening is a blast of fruity, ylang-ylang and white floral. The heart notes hold the spicy floral punch of Tom Ford’s black orchid which lead to the woody base noes of dark chocolate, amber, vetiver, vanilla, balsam, patchouli and sandalwood.
- Top Notes: French Jasmine, black truffle, ylang-ylang, black currant and effervescent citrus;
- Heart Notes: black orchid;
- Base Notes: patchouli and sandalwood, dark chocolate, intense amber, vetiver, vanilla and balsam.
The packaging is just fabulous, and even better in person than in pictures: a retro-glam fluted black glass bottle with an engraved metal plate, very femme fatale, and sure to push you over the edge if you’re waffling over whether to buy or not.
5. Chloe Eau de Parfum
The fragrance opens with a combination of floral notes, hints of peony, lychee and springtime freesia. Heart notes drift away to reveal the richer and more sensual side of the rose. The smell of the rose is accompanied by subtle intimations of warm amber and elegant cedarwood.
- Top Notes – Pink peony, freesia, lychee
- Heart Notes – magnolia flower, lilly of the valley, rose
- Base Notes – cedarwood, amber, honey
Chloe is a very versatile scent, intended for every day use and is more than suitable for becoming someone’s unique signature scent. Discret and non-offensive it would be suitable for wearing at the office, school, or other context where a strong perfume might disturb other.