Some orange blossom perfumes are light and airy. Some orange blossom perfumes mingle with other white floral divas like tuberose and jasmine. And then sometimes you’ll find an orange blossom perfume that ins’t “light” but “dark”. LUSH Orange Blossom is one of these orange blossoms that could possibly have “noir” following its name.
Orange Blossom hits you upside the head with a honeyed, sharp orange blossom with rosewood (honestly, I could live without the huge helping of rosewood in the opening). Orange Blossom is huge. It isn’t a crisp or fresh, watery “eau de cologne” style orange blossom. It’s hefty and reminds me of Caron Narcisse Blanc extrait which is an animalic orange blossom. Orange Blossom is a honeyed orange flower at times reminding me of the type of white honeysuckle found in the Southeast. The dry down is an animalic beeswax with a sharp sandalwood. The animalic quality is what makes Orange Blossom “noir”.
Notes listed include rosewood, ylang-ylang, orange flower, neroli, sandalwood and beeswax. Launch date 2010.
Give Orange Blossom a try if you are looking for a “hefty” orange blossom. Or if you like perfumes like Caron Narcisse Blanc extrait, L’Artisan Parfumeur Seville a l’Aube, Ramon Monegal Cuirelle and/or DSH Perfumes Fleurs d’Oranger. I have found that this one does wear differently in different temps but I always seem to like it. It’s completely unisex too.
Projection and longevity are above average. I’m talking like 20+ hours of wear. I will say that I enjoy this one as an EDP over the solid. But, if you worry that this could be too strong, try the solid.
Orange Blossom comes in a few sizes with prices ranging from $16-$43 at LUSH.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Honeyed orange blossom. One of the LUSH perfumes that I own and enjoy. I’m a sucker for a big ‘ole orange blossom.
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