Post by Portia
My mate Nick from Libertine Parfumerie sometimes gives APJ product for giveaways. A package from Nick is ALWAYS a sweet surprise and he is a lovely guy who wants to have the best range of niche fragrances for Aussies to choose from. Please Aussies, even if you don’t enter today’s competition, go and have a look at the amazing fragrant beauties that Libertine Parfumerie has for sale, you will be astounded. Lately Nick’s buying power has become so good that some (not all) of his products are the same numerical value as you would buy them for in the USA, that means with the current Aussie dollar that they are in fact 20-30% cheaper!!! AMAZING! Currently €195 is AU$309!
So today we have a FIRST DAY OF SPRING DOWN UNDER GIVEAWAY! Thanks Nick.
Empressa by Penhaligon`s 2014
Empressa by Christian Provenzano
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Blood orange, bergamot, mandarin orange, peach, pink pepper
Heart: Rose, geranium, neroli, dewberry, cassis
Base: Vanilla, cacao, olibanum, amber, musk, patchouli, sandalwood, brown sugar
OK! So yes, I can see why people are likening Empressa to Coco Mademoiselle but I think that sells it short. Yes, zingy fruits & citrus open the mix but I think the pink pepper gives it a sizzling lift. The heart is not as creamy in Empressa but sharper, and more interesting for it. Maybe I just want to like it better because I love the mother-of-pearl packaging, the acid green ribbon & box liner and think that Penhaligon’s have done a terrific job on the production. But like it better I do. It reminds me more of Enchanted Forest with that supersonic berry/ivy combo.
Empressa sparkles and scintillates in a way that CHANEL’s CM never did on my skin. It’s young and frothy, vibrant and fruity and not too far removed from the mainstream aimed at under 25s. Yet somehow it manages to be above them. The blending seems really smooth which surprises me given the high octane nature of Empressa, there really doesn’t seem to be a baseline till well past the heart. It’s all sugar coated fruits and a fluorescent bouquet only cut through slightly by the squeaky green of the ivy. Then on my skin it kind of fades away, very little base at all.
Great party frag.
Want to try it? See below,
Empressa: Penhaligon’s GIVEAWAY
WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
This week we will have 4 winners who will receive:
1 x 10ml Empressa by Penhaligon’s (decants from my bottle)
P&H Anywhere in the world
HOW DO YOU WIN?
Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me (portia underscore turbo @ yahoo dot com dot au) so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.
You must tell me how you follow APJ
Please go to Libertine Parfumerie<<JUMP and pick a fragrance from the Penhaligon’s line and one of it’s notes there NO DOUBLE UPS!!
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Entries Close Thursday 3rd September 2015 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winner will be chosen by random.org
The winner will have till Sunday 6th September 2015 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.