Blooming Dream is an all-natural line of perfumes based in Portland, Oregon. The perfumes are inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with some of the perfumes’ ingredients coming from the perfumer’s own garden. It’s like “farm to vanity” perfumery.
I’m reviewing two of the perfumes that are available in the organic alcohol-based EDP Collection.
Herb Garden with notes of hidcote pink lavender (my favorite), mandarin, sunflower, mimosa, tarragon, ginger lily, olive, zdravets, saffron, vanilla, patchouli and bay. PERFUMER – Suzinn Weiss
Herb Garden opens with bay and olive leafs with an orange oil spiced with ginger. The pink lavender (yes, that’s really “a thing”), is noticeable. It’s like a fruity lavender. The opening is dry with spices. The heart is like a sunny mimosa with a warm, boozy vanilla and spices. It dries down to a spiced vanilla with patchouli.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Dry herbs and balsamic vanilla. The perfume wears like the transition of a summer to winter herb garden. It starts out fresh and then smells like dried herbs and spices.
Love Bird with notes of tagetes, litsea, ginger, orris, cognac and patchouli. PERFUMER – Suzinn Weiss
Love Bird opens as a spicy scent that reminds me of ginger beer. It’s effervescent but not “bright”. Love Bird has a darkness to it. The heart wears like ginger oil and earth. If it were a color, I imagine it being like burnt umber (warm, reddish brown). The dry-down is a spicy patchouli.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Ginger patchouli. Spice and earth.
Both perfumes are worth trying if you like natural perfumes or spicy fragrances. Both of these work well in warm or cool temps. They’re versatile like that.
For natural perfumes, projection and longevity are average. The patchouli in both of these really help these perfumes linger around longer than you’d expect.
The 1 oz retails for $95 at Blooming Dream. Samples are also available for purchase.
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