Imagine having a perfume with the badass attitude of Piguet Bandit but with the feminine face of Patou Joy. Now stop imaging and spray a few lavish spray of House of Matriarch Destiny.
Destiny opens with a blast of citrus sunrays over filthy floral indoles. The flowers bloom. They’re big, bold and beautiful. The florals become more crisp and green with time. The neroli in this is some of the best I’ve ever sniffed. This mingles with cooling white florals and more sharp green leafy notes. The dry down is a mossy floral with a heavy helping of moss. Destiny is a white floral chypre (which is not easy to find in today’s market).
This fragrance was originally created to fight SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). The perfumer is based in the Seattle area and if you live here you’re unfortunately familiar with SAD. I found myself drawn to this on in the dark winter months. I’m telling you, there’s something to it.
Notes listed include jasmine, gardenia and oakmoss. Launch date 2012. PERFUMER – Christi Meshell
Give Destiny a try if you like white florals. Or if you like perfumes like Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia, Estee Lauder Private Collection Jasmine White Moss, Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia, Ralph Lauren Lauren, Patou Joy and/or Piguet Bandit. I perceive Destiny as a feminine fragrance because of the big ‘ole white florals. However, she has attitude and anyone with attitude can wear it. And this fragrance is seasonless, I enjoy just as much on 30º days as I do on 80º days.
Projection and longevity are average (which is above average for an all-natural perfume).
Destiny comes in a few sizes with prices ranging from $120-$250 at House of Matriarch. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – White floral chypre. It’s absolutely gorgeous.
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