I wish I had an uncle name Yogini.
Harvey Prince Yogini is a fragrance that is meant to “soothe the soul” and from the notes listed I expected a watery, sheer floral. Instead Yogini is a thick floral amber that is almost gourmand with notes of vanilla, cardamom and spice.
When I first spray Yogini, I get a dewy rose, jasmine and lily over warm amber and cedar incense. There’s something toasted in Yogini that reminds me of sugar cookies. In the heart the Asiatic lily and ylang-ylang explode on my skin. It’s floral but it you still pick up on the amber and spiced vanilla. The dry-down is a soft floral amber. The overall feel is a warm floral. And it’s not sheer and it’s not something I’d wear to yoga.
Notes listed include sandalwood, golden amber, incense, Egyptian myrrh, pink grapefruit, blackcurrant buds, lily of the valley, star jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, cardamom, and Madagascar vanilla.
Give Yogini a try if you like warm floral amber or if you like perfumes like Roberto Cavalli Oro (RIP), Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily, Donna Karan Gold EDP, Bond No. 9 I Love New York for Marriage Equality, Estee Lauder Sensuous, and/or Tom Ford Private Blend White Suede. I find Yogini to be a feminine fragrance. And because of the warmth, I think it would be best worn in fall/winter or cooler climates. And don’t wear it to yoga class.
I find that projection and longevity are above average for an EDT. This wears more as an EDP.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Almost an edible lily, like a lily sugar cookie with amber. I have a feeling that Yogini may seem familiar to you, but not exactly like something you know. It’s like a mash-up of Donna Karan Gold, Roberto Cavalli Oro and Tom Ford White Suede to me. There are plenty of worse things on the market for $55.
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