It’s technically spring in the Northern Hemisphere and I’m over here wearing perfumes that smell like autumn. MariaLux Yours Deeply is one of those spicy, boozy perfumes that manages to smell rich, dark, deep…indulgent.
Yours Deeply is a rich, deep fragrance. It opens with an animalic honey and a barnyard oud. But, there’s also a heavy dose of warm spices and hot apple cider (that reminds me very much of Hermès Hermèssence Ambre Narguile). The spices, the honeyed sweetness and candied citrus keeps this perfume from being, well, too animalic. It wears like a woodsy, fried cinnamon apples with a smooth amber. Underneath is a reminder of the sort of dirty skin of someone that has been working in a stable all day. The dry-down of continues with the theme of richness and warmth. It’s like a balsamic, sweet tonka, smoldering incense and sandalwood. In the dry-down the amber becomes boozier and there’s a hint of chai. The florals in Yours Deeply don’t read as florals but more like cloves and freshly ground nutmeg.
There’s a dirty, animalic quality to Yours Deeply. But, it’s really something I only notice when I’m “close” to the fragrance. Otherwise, it wears as a cinnamon-spiced apples and a boozy amber. I recommend it to anyone that likes those crisp, fall-like amber or spicy (chai-like) fragrances.
Notes listed include cumin, orange, cinnamon, fir, birch, benzoin, carnation, oud, patchouli, musk and frankincense Launched in 2012. PERFUMER – Alessandro Gualtieri
Give Yours Deeply a try if you like “noire” ambers or spicy orientals. Or perfumes like Dior Ambre Nuit, Van Cleef & Arpels Ambre Imperial, Tola Anbar, Hermès Hermèssence Ambre Narguile, Estee Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude (RIP), Brecourt Farah and/or Parfums de Marly Oajan.
Projection and longevity are above average.
The 2 oz bottle retails for $160 at Neiman Marcus.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Animalic, boozy amber with spice. The brand’s Mogadess reminded me of Christmas. Yours Deeply reminds me of everything I like about autumn.
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*Sample obtained by me. Product pic from Neiman Marcus. Anastasiya Vertinskaya pic from fanpix.net.