I’ve never enjoyed the company of those that intentionally denied themselves pleasure. These are the people I’ve learned to avoid on this journey throughout life. I’m a committed hedonist until the day I die.
Viktoria Minya is a Hungarian perfumer residing in the tantalizing city of Paris. Hedonist is the first perfume to launch in her namesake line. A name like “Hedonist” is a lot to live up to when you’re selling to card carrying pleasure-seekers. But, I think Viktoria nailed it.
Hedonist is one of the few perfumes that when I wear it, I close my eyes and breathe it in. It’s my time and it’s my moment. Get away. It’s intoxicating. Rum, honey and stewed peaches. Breathe deeper. Vanilla pipe tobacco and orange blossom tea. My eyes are still closed and I’m still having my moment. Leave me alone. It all is seamless, a whirling tapestry of ripe peaches, white florals, rum and Cuban cigars that is held together by gilded threads. Hedonist fades into a rich, woodsy vanilla.
Notes listed include rum, bergamot, peach, jasmine, orange flower, osmanthus, tobacco, vetiver, cedar and vanilla. Launch date 2013. PERFUMER – Viktoria Minya
Give Hedonist a try if you like honey fragrances or peach fragrances. Or if you like perfumes like By Kilian Back to Black, Etat Libre d’Orange Noel au Balcon, Dior Poison, Mugler Alien, INeKe Sweet William and/or MAC Naked Honey (RIP). You’ve got to try this one if you are a fan of honey in perfume.
Projection and longevity are above average. The projection is like that of an EDP and longevity is more like that of a pure parfum.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Solar honey, ripe peaches, white florals and vanilla tobacco. Hedonist gets this pleasure-seeker’s seal of approval. It smells so amazing on my skin that I’m not even going to complain about the price. In fact, Hedonist crosses the line from hedonist to voluptuary. It’s luxurious.
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