Classic Mimosa by Camille Henfling Jr for Von Eusersdorff 2011


Post by Val the Cookie Queen


Yeah, right. Classic Mimosa? Thoughts of wedding bouquets and baby breath fillers in my head. That is exactly what I want to smell of. Not.

I have had a good sized sample sat around in my perfume stash for a while now. I have disorders when it comes to fragrance, as we all do. I have a lot, and wear but a few, and I am apprehensive, nay, scared to death to try something totally new on my skin. Eventually I succumb.

Fresh out of the shower I took my chances and administered an ample spritz of …

Classic Mimosa by Camille Henfling Jr for Von Eusersdorff 2011

Classic Mimosa Von Eusersdorff  FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Neroli, bergamot, green leaves
Heart: Mimose, violet, rose, sea notes
Base: Musk, orange blossom, vanilla

From the Von Eusersdorff  site: “Floral designs ubiquitous from the end of the nineteenth century are rare today ………… The design for the Von Eusersdorff label brings back the flower as the traditional ornament for fragrances.” “Inspiringly Different Fragrances.”

This is an enchanting fragrance. To say I was stunned would be an understatement. I didn´t see that coming. It is really classy and smells expensive. It is very feminine. Opening with a burst of citrus, it quickly goes into flower mode. Violet, rose, and of course the mimosa. None of the flowers really take a star roll. I can smell the violet because I am into violet at the moment and make an effort to locate it when I know it is in a fragrance. Despite how it sounds it is not overly sweet, and hovers in a gorgeous haze over the skin. As it goes into the dry down it does warm up with vanilla, and becomes a little musky. It remains fresh and light throughout, smelling as beautiful at the end as it did at the beginning. For spring, summer and the office and any other time you need a lift.

Classic Mimosa Von Eusersdorff Mimosa Flower Arthur caranta   FlickrPhoto Stolen Flickr

Camille Henfling Jr is the creative maestro behind the Von Eusersdorff label, and is actually a descendant of the Von Eusersdorff family. The German family traded in rare oils and flower essences for more than three centuries. Camille Henfling Jr. studied in Grasse to hone his skills, and stepped in to revamp the family business.

The line was launched in 2010 with Classic Patchouli. Also included in the five fragrance line up is Classic Myrrh, Classic Vetiver and Classic Orange.

I have used up nearly 10mls now. Undisputedly fabulous. It is timeless, chic, elegant and smart. Just like me. Not.

Classic Mimosa Von Eusersdorff Mimosa WikiMediaPhoto Stolen WikiMedia

Further reading: Smelly Thoughts and Epiphany
First In Fragrance have €115/100ml and samples

Seriously, I am thrilled to have discovered this. I shouldn´t get such set ideas in my head as to what is going to be good and what isn´t. So forgive me Mr Henfling for having procrastinated so long. If the others are as good as this I have a treat waiting. As patchouli remains my favorite note, that is going to be my next!

Classic Mimosa – highly recommended.


28 comments on “Classic Mimosa by Camille Henfling Jr for Von Eusersdorff 2011

  1. mals86 says:

    Sounds lovely. I adore my florals, and of course everybody needs at least one “just-pretty” fragrance for summer. I, er, have lots of those, and I’m not ashamed. 🙂

    Not sure the von Eusendorff is sold in the US, or where I can get hold of it, but if I come across it I’ll be sure to sniff.
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    • cookie queen says:

      Hey Mals86! I have a feeling that I have seen that it available in New York somewhere, but I could be totally wrong. You´ll come across it one day I am sure, and then you can try it. Nice to see you. Hugs. CQ xxxx

  2. Azar says:

    Hi Val,
    My problem with samples is that I’m afraid I’ll try something and then have to have it. There are piles of samples around here waiting for a sniff. Your lovely review has motivated me to try to find a sample of Classic Mimosa too and just hope that I don’t love it and need a full bottle!
    Azar xx

    • cookie queen says:

      Hi Azar! Hahaha! I know what you mean. I´ll be honest though, very seldom do I want a full bottle of anything. I currently have three on my list. I am however pretty spoilt living in the middle of Europe because I get to try so much. On saying that, I have about two wearing left of this Mimosa and I am still in shock that I like it so much. Hmmmmm. xxxxxx

  3. Sandra says:

    Ooohhhh… I love mimosa. Sounds lovely Val! I have to try some of their perfumes.

  4. Tara says:

    We all have our perfume biases, Val, otherwise we’d never be able to navigate the legions of perfumes out there.

    Mimosa is not my thing but sounds like this is far from a soliflore. Love rose and violet together. Must be good for you to use up 10mls straight off. A timeless, elegant fragrance is something we should all have.

    • cookie queen says:

      Tara! Hi 🙂 That´s really true. There is so much out there it´s overwhelming. My whole family like this one. They reckon it smells like proper perfume. Hahahahahaha. No leather and no cat pee. They are happy. Lots of love. xxxx

  5. australianperfumejunkies says:

    Hey there Val,
    You make me smile. There is so much of YOU in your posts. I can even hear it said in your sexy raspy voice.
    Give the crew my love, especially BJTG.
    Portia xx

  6. Maya says:

    This one sounds like something for me! Once I post this, I’m going hunting to see where I can find samples.

  7. cookie queen says:

    Hello Maya! I hope you find it. I can´t believe how it´s grown on me. I need to try it in the heat of the summer. If we get any. Hugs. xxxxxx

  8. Sister Mary says:

    Mimosa is a weak point for me (okay, I have many). So many varieties provide colour and even a little fragrance to our colder months, and along with the perfect bright happy round fuzz of them, get me through winter.

    I shall most certainly try to sniff this one – happy scent and a CQ rave review!

    • cookie queen says:

      Sister Mary – we all have weak points. If we work on them perhaps they will turn into our strengths. But I digress. Yep. Having Googles it mimosa is wuite the thing. Nie to see you. Blessings. And thank you. CQ xxxxxxx

  9. cookie queen says:

    Googled* Quite.* Nice* Bloody hell.

  10. Laurels says:

    I’m very interested in hearing about the others in this line. The Myrrh and Orange both sound good, too.

    • cookie queen says:

      I have tried both of them and they too are nice. The Mimosa winds hands down IMHO though! But I soooo want to try the patchouli I have to get onto it. xxx

  11. Katrina says:

    It sounds lovely Val. I think I would like it too.

    Katrina xx

  12. Undina says:

    I love mimosa so much that I can never pass trying mimosa perfumes. Unfortunately, not too many of them smell nice on my skin. But I keep trying. So I will make an effort to find and test this one – thank you for the review, Val!
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    • cookie queen says:

      Hi Undina!
      It is the first mimosa fragrance I have ever tried and I find it so fantastic that I am not going to search another one out. Which is not to say I won´t try one if I stumble across one ……. but I won´t go out of my way. xxxxxx

  13. Vanessa says:

    Oh, this sounds delightful! I love mimosa – both the flower and the note — and even though you say that no one note is dominant I would really like to try this.
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  14. Jillie says:

    Oh yes, you have cast your spell and I want to try this as I am always looking for a good mimosa. Have you ever tried L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Mimosa Pour Moi? I wonder if they are at all similar ….

    • cookie queen says:

      Hi Jillie! No I haven´t tried the L´Artisan I´m afraid. As I mentioned above I have never tried mimosa of any kind. The thought hand´t entered my head. Haha. Now look what´s happened. Nice to see you. xxx

  15. lady jane grey says:

    Hm, I love Mimosa.
    But hate violet and orange blossom.
    I will try it rather on a blotter…

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