From: Ebony Nikita Okeke
For: Spring Fragrances
If you remember in my past Live Tea Time & Chit Chat on YouTube, I mentioned a new fragrance that I was dying to try. The Penhaligon’s Equinox Bloom Eau de Parfum looks like the perfect feminine perfume from the packaging to the fragrance notes.
“Inspired by the quintessentially English tradition of afternoon tea, and the transitional moment when day turns to evening and when cold Winter yields to Spring”
The Blind-Buy Purchase Story
My purchase of this perfume was my first blind-buy. A blind-buy is when you haven’t smelled the perfume before you purchase it. You read the top, base and heart notes of the perfume and choose to buy the fragrance which is based on a hunch that you may like it.
The notes and description of this fragrance compelled me to jump the gun and do a blind-buy.
Penhaligon’s London, is a UK brand founded in 1870. Its not a mainstream perfumery in the USA so you may enjoy this brand if you’re one to shy away from popularized fragrances.
I tried calling Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue in hope of getting a whiff of this perfume, but unfortunately they didn’t sell it in-store nor did they have a tester. I was disappointed, but the notes and description of this fragrance compelled me to jump the gun and do a blind-buy.
Notes & Description
According to product details description of Penhaligon's Equinox Bloom.
“Delicious notes of Chantilly, Frangipani and Brown Sugar are blended with violet leaves, orange blossom absolute and jasmine sambac, rounded with the deep, Oriental richness of Benzoin Siam and Ambrox”
• TOP NOTES •
Chantilly Cream, Bigarade, Violet Leaf
• HEART NOTES •
Frangipani, Orange Blossom, Jasmine Sambac
• BASE NOTES •
Ambrox, Siam Benzoin, Brown Sugar
• REVIEW •
Within the first spray, I detect the apparent dried tea leaves. This scent is reminiscent of a gentle and grassy freshness, yet it is complimented by a light citrus and a soft, milky smoothness. As the day progresses, the delicate warmth and sweetness of the frangipani reveals itself. The citrus notes continues to compliment and a light whiff of fruitiness makes a quiet appearance. As for the dry down, the citrus and grassy tea notes disappear and it’s replaced by smooth warmth, the light musk and subtle sweetness from the brown sugar.
I was quite worried about the wear-time of this fragrance since I’ve heard mixed reviews on longevity for some of Penhaligon’s fragrances.
Yet, this Equinox Bloom lasted just as long as my Dior Absolutely Blooming eau de parfum. It was a 6-hour wear test. I sprayed Equinox bloom on one side of my wrist and Absolutely Blooming on the other wrist. Each fragrance lasted quite nicely.
This scent is unique to my fragrance collection. I can’t think of another perfume that smells like this one. Its a special fragrance with a unique smell won’t be easy to find a similar one. It’s not your classic floral, nor your everyday warm and sweet fragrance that you can find at your nearest fragrance counter. This is something I appreciate in a perfume. It adds more diversity and depth in my fragrance wardrobe. If you’re looking for something different, then this may be the one that will satisfy your search.
• OVERALL THOUGHTS •
I would recommend this fragrance as a chance to indulge in your spring tea party dreams. Its a remarkable perfume. It’s enticing from the packaging to the uniqueness of the scent. It’s stance in the mainstream fragrance market will make you feel like you have a precious hidden gem in your fragrance wardrobe.
Will you add the Penhaligon’s Equinox Bloom to your collection? What is your favorite feminine spring fragrance? Comment Below!
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Always with Love,
Ebony Nikita Okeke
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