I’ve reviewed a few Mojo Magique perfumes in the past. Frankly, I was drawn to the line because they are based in Louisiana. Writing a perfume blog since 2008, I’ll say this, I rarely ever get to review brands based in the South. The majority of niche perfumes come from Europe or NYC. There are indies, mostly spread down both coasts. Brands from The South and Gulf Coast always stand out to me because I rarely come across them. Last year, Mojo Magique added a few more perfumes to their collection. Being a rose lover, the one I was drawn to was, Pixie Rose.
Pixie Rose is a sheer, crisp rose soliflore. It opens with a sharp green accord that oddly has a cool spiciness and green herbalness. Because of this, it reminds me of absinthe. However, this is a rose perfume through and through. It becomes what I’d call a “red rose” soliflore. It’s lemon-y, a little dewy and reminiscent of classic rose perfumes. It’s one of those better than life roses. This heart brings to mind dewy, red rose petals. The dry down is rose but with patchouli and a skin-hugging musk.
I love roses so I’m drawn to this one. Yes, I have perfumes in my collection that already cover this genre. But, I like this one. It’s one of those lemon-y fresh rose soliflores that I wear more often than even I’m willing to admit.
Notes listed include Turkish rose, fruity notes, spices, violet leaf and musk. Launched in 2015. PERFUMER – Carlos Benaim
Give Pixie Rose a try if you like “red rose” soliflores. Or if you like perfumes like Serge Lutens La Fille de Berlin, Jo Malone London Red Roses, Caron Delire de Roses, Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater and/or Pacifica Persian Rose.
Projection and longevity are above average. It wears more like an EDP.
The 3.4 oz bottle retails for $125 at Mojo Magique. A rollerball is also available for $21. The site also sells samples.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Red rose with absinthe on its breath. What I like about this crisp, rose soliflore is that it has an herbal coolness mixed with subtle “cold spices” like coriander seed. It’s classic without venturing into powdery territory. It’s a nice addition to this Southern line.
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