Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Natori EDP is a beautiful oriental chypre perfume with an Old Hollywood feel (much like Natori’s gowns and dressing robes).
Natori smells like perfume. It isn’t a fragrance that smells like cupcakes or tries to replicate night-blooming flowers in Tahiti. Natori is a fragrance for those that love to smell like perfume. So…that makes it seem a bit more mature in feel. Natori opens up with “soft” aldehydes with a delicate 1950’s style “stewed” plum. The florals are abstract and they aren’t “airy” or light. They actually come across as “noir” because of a hefty dose of patchouli. With time you get some woods with Natori, a powdery epic oriental blend of patchouli, sandalwood, and amber. It has a rich incense smokiness. This gives Natori some darkness, some mystery. After 12+ hours of wear I can smell an elegant musky woods blend with a bit of amber resin.
Natori is one of my favorite lingerie companies because Natori is sensual yet comfortable. This perfume is very fitting for their image: luxurious and tasteful. Natori EDP is meant to be worn with silk. It’s one of those perfumes that will make you feel glamorous even if you are wearing a sweatshirt.
Notes listed include ylang ylang, purple peony, night blooming jasmine, black patchouli, amber, and satin musk. Launched 2009. PERFUMER – Caroline Sabas
Give Natori EDP a try if you like florientals. Or if you like perfumes like Dita Von Teese, Chanel Coco Noir, Narciso Rodriguez for Her, Juliette Has a Gun Lady Vengeance and/or Agent Provocateur.
Projection is average and longevity is above average.
Natori EDP comes in two sizes. The perfume is currently on sale for under $60 at Natori. I have a bad feeling that it will be discontinued. I will be purchasing a back-up bottle.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A mysterious floriental with patchouli and musk. This is one of my most favorite designer perfumes ever. It’s mature, sophisticated and glamorous. I do feel like I’m as drop-dead gorgeous as Raquel Torres or Dolores del Rio while wearing this.
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