I’ve reviewed a few Lili Bermuda feminines before. This line is inspired by Bermuda. Here’s my reviews of Passion Flower and Petals.
Passion Flower: Notes include gardenia, passion flower and mimosa.
Passion Flower opens with a heady gardenia with citrus. It reminds me of Givenchy Amarige “lite”. It’s a big, boisterous floral with gardenia, mimosa, tuberose…There’s a hint of fuzzy peach. With time, Passion Flower begins to wear as blue cheese gardenia and peach (which is a good thing). Passion Flower is what I’d call a “mature” fruity-floral.
I recommend this one for summer evening wear or as a day fragrance in the winter. Or if you like Amarige and find it too strong.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Givenchy Amarige “lite” – fruity white floral. I actually really like it because I’ve always liked the idea of Amarige but found it suffocating. It’s a good one to try if you are looking for a gardenia in the Oriental family of perfumes.
Petals: Notes include white honeysuckle, jasmine and orange flower.
Petals opens as a humid white floral with citrus. With time the honeysuckle is all that I notice. It doesn’t remind me of the honeysuckle here in Washington but of the honeysuckle I was used to smelling growing up in the Southeast. Petals is a lush “green” white floral that is honeyed. One word to describe this fragrance – “pretty”. It is sooo pretty.
Petals is a heady fragrance that isn’t suffocating. It has a sheerness to it that makes it wearable in any environment. It’s also ageless. This scent works for anyone that wants to smell “pretty”. Try it if you are looking for a sheer honeysuckle fragrance.
*David kept complimenting when I over applied this, literally spilled 75% of the sample vial down my sleeve. He kept saying, “You smell so good. You smell so pretty.” See. It’s pretty stuff. (We should have created a drinking game for every time I say “pretty” in this review).
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A pretty honeysuckle. It’s too pretty for me but if you are looking for a green, honeyed floral, check out Petals. However, it could possibly replace my Annick Goutal honeysuckle.
I feel that these have average projection and above average longevity (6-7 hours for an EDT).
The price is right with this brand. I reviewed the EDT which retails from $52-$70 at Lili Bermuda. Sample sets are also available.
Want more reviews? Try…
Perfume-Smellin’ Things – Review of Passion Flower
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