The Floral Curiosities Collection is a collaboration between INeKe perfumes and Anthropologie. I reviewed the entire collection last year. There were many in the collection that I enjoyed. This year, Sweet William has been added.
Sweet William opens with a boozy peach. And then it starts to become baked spiced peaches. It reminds me of late summer/early fall. It’s still bright and the weather is mild but you know fall is coming. You see it in the way the shadows fall and you smell it in the morning air. The heart become warmer, woodsier, spicier. I get a violet-clove which is gorgeous. I typically dislike clove in perfume because it comes across as so medicinal to me. The clove in Sweet William is like a floral clove. The base is warm and woodsy with sandalwood and cedar. This is a cozy fragrance.
Notes listed include peach, cinnamon, clove, cumin, cedarwood, sandalwood, patchouli and vanilla.
Give Sweet William a try if you like spicy, woodsy fragrances. Or if you like perfumes like Costume National Homme, Byerdo Pulp (not exactly the same but the same vibe), original Burberry for Her, Nez a Nez L’Hetre Reve, and/or Serge Lutens Arabie. Sweet William is unisex; however, it comes across as much more feminine than the note list reads.
I find projection to be above average and longevity average.
The perfume will retail for $68 for 2.5 oz. And a 1/2 oz will be available for $28 at Anthropologie.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Spiced baked clove peaches. I really like this one. A gorgeous scent for late summer/early fall that is sure to bring back memories for some folks.
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