Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Speed Reviews: Korres Spring 2011 Fragrances.

Korres new fragrance collection for spring 2011 contains 4 new fragrances (all free from synthetic rubbish and nasties); 2 for the laydeees and 2 that are unisex. I have the 2 lady ones and I’ve got to say, they’re both absolutely gorgeous. Now I know fragrance is very personal so I thought I’d just give you my quick opinion on these perfumes (and their fragrance notes) from Korres.

Paeonia, vanilla, amber, pear.

This is fruity but with a bit of a tang and freshness, rather than being overly sweet. I thought that the vanilla might be the predominant note in this but it’s not at all, in fact my nose barely picks it up!

When sprayed my initial hit was possibly the pear but it does settle and becomes more complex after a short time, when it kind of turns it into a clean smelling scent - think of beautiful freshly washed clothing but still keeping the fruity, tangy yet slightly sweet edge to it. I can only really liken it to a less sweet, less full on Nina by Nina Ricci. I think this is my favourite, it’s beautiful!

"TOP NOTES: pear, apple, bergamot
HEART NOTES: peony, jasmine, rose, patchouli, sage, peach
DRY OUT: amber, musk, sandalwood, vanilla
CHARACTER: intensely feminine, distinct character"

50ml, RRP £24

White tea, bergamot and freesia.

I immediately picked up on the freesia when I read about this (I love the smell of freesia flowers), however I’m not entirely sure it comes through so much in the fragrance; it does still smell kinda musky (not overly, kind of oriental I guess) floral, but the white tea comes through very much so in my opinion, and violet ever so slightly. It’s lovely.

It actually reminds me of something, but I can’t place my finger on it – something is telling me that it could be from when I lived in Ibiza, maybe Armani Elle (hmm yes, actually it could be that)... anyway I’m still not entirely sure but I just hate it when I can’t think of something, yet still feel like it’s on the tip of my tongue. Sorry for taking you through my entire thought process there.

"TOP NOTES: bergamot, mandarin, neroli, cyclamen
HEART: freesia, jasmine, white tea accord, violet
DRY OUT: white musk, cedarwood, moss
CHARACTER: floral, fresh"

50ml, RRP £24.

Disclosure: PR Sample

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