April Aromatics Tempted Muse is a perfume inspired by ambrosia, “The Nectar of the Gods”. To me this sounds so serious, like do I really deserve to smell like Gods? (No need to answer that). I do love the idea of an ambrosia fragrance, but when I wear Tempted Muse, I don’t think it’s overly serious. It’s a scrumptious fruity floral that seems more attainable than something only for Gods. It makes me think of the beauty of Central American beaches or like a beach-destined honeymoon.
Tempted Muse opens as a pink bubblegum tuberose. It’s a gorgeous, mouth-watering tropical floral of a creamy ylang, honeyed jasmine and ripe cherimoya (like a banana/peach) . It has a warmth to it that is like being in a tropical, humid environment surrounded by fruits and flowers. As the scent wears it’s more like a fruity vanilla with a candy-coated sweetness. This may sound cloying, but it’s not. This scent has a sheerness to it and the sweetness seems more realistic, like the sweetness from flowers and fruits. The dry-down of Tempted Muse pairs this vanilla-fruits sweetness with a delicate sandalwood incense.
Now I really want a Costa Rican getaway…which I guess is more attainable than me seeking out divine nectars.
Notes listed include frangipani, tuberose, jasmine, rose otto, tonka bean, sandalwood, ylang ylang, pink grapefruit, vanilla and anis fruit accord. Launched in 2015. PERFUMER – Tanja Bochnig
Give Tempted Muse a try if you like tropical fruity-florals. Or if you like perfumes like HEELEY Bubblegum Chic, Aftelier Palimpsest, Annick Goutal Songes, Honore de Pres Vamp à NY and/or Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Lys Soleia.
Projection and longevity are above average for a natural perfume.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Tropical florals and pink bubblegum. It’s fun.
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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Product pic from Luckyscent. Janet Ågren from www.fanpix.net.