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Natori EDP Perfume Review

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.

black and white picture of Raquel Torres

 

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 EauPINIONA 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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*Product purchased by me. Product pic from Natori. Raquel Torres image from www.fanpix.net. Post contains an affiliate link. Thanks.

4 thoughts on “Natori EDP Perfume Review

  1. Not gonna lie, I want it for the bottle. The fact that its on sale makes me think it’s going to be discontinued as well. Gotta move quick!

    1. Bottle is really pretty in person too. And so is the jar of body cream. I mean, I’m not one to buy perfumed body creams (would rather have the perfume) but the jar of this one is so pretty on a vanity.

      So, it’s not *officially* confirmed but I’m 99% sure it’s discontinued. There was a buy-out with the fragrances and now they’re marked down. I’ve seen this happen before.

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