Hello Lovers of Smooth!
Yesterday I went down to the Libertine and Agence de Parfum 2018 new Australian winter releases. They are bringing a bunch of great stuff down here and we got to spend some quality time learning the ropes. I will be writing an event review tomorrow for you all. There were a few new scents that I really liked and one of them was 1976. It was funny, when Ainslie Walker and I were sniffing it she turned to me and said, “This is so YOU!” Then it was the bottle she was given in my goodie bag so she gave it to me! How freaking nice is that?
Floris the brand has not been one I’ve spent a lot of time with. Last year I reviewed Soulle Amber, and I tried some of the range last time I was in Fortnum & Masons and they were all beautifully blended and wearable. To be honest I feel like the brand is not aiming itself at me. Their packaging is luxe but the bottles and front stickers look to me like the sort of thing my grandma would have bought for nothing at the local chemist and worn everyday till it was dry.
1976 by Floris 2016
1976 by Edward Bodenham
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Bergamot, Lemon, Black pepper, Birch leaf
Hear: Jasmine, Juniper, Vetiver, Lavender
Base: Patchouli, Amber, Musk
Opening is a pretty zing of fresh cracked peppers and citrus leaves. It’s refreshing and lively, much more animated than the others in the line I’ve tried.It’s not long before the sharp jumper berry drops in with an old school hit of lavender. Though I am loathe to sex perfumes 1976 does skew towards modern accepted masculine territory.
Yesterday’s trial at the event gave me a much larger hit of patchouli than today’s wear and I’m attributing that to the cooler temperatures. Today the patchouli is almost timid bout yesterday it was totally in my face. 1976 is giving me a juniper berries and frosty pine forest vibe. A totally different experience. I like both versions a lot.
I’m transported back to our drive to Zakopane in the Polish Ski Fields in 2013. Jin and I went with his brothers family, they live in Slovakia and it was a fabulous day trip.
Jin says it smells just like the soap and lotion in the South Korean saunas when he was a kid. We get two enthusiastic thumbs up from him.
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1976 by Floris GIVEAWAY
WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
This week there will be 5 winners who will receive:
1 x decant 1976 by Floris (from my Press bottle)
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