Last week, I reviewed a natural perfume with a realistic gardenia note. This perfume ignited an olfactory craving for gardenia. I went through my collection and samples looking for gardenia-centric perfumes. I came across some Olivine Atelier perfume oils that are white floral focused. Right now, She Belongs There is satisfying my gardenia cravings.
She Belongs There is a white floral. It opens with a humid gardenia that has the faintest hint of “mushroom”. As it wears, the jasmine takes over. It’s a clean, fresh jasmine (not indolic at all) with a hint of greenness. It reminds me of jasmine blossoms and sea mist. It’s like a jasmine with ozone. The dry-down adds a warm vanilla to the tropical jasmine. It’s a rather linear perfumes that wears mostly as fresh white florals until it meets the balsamic vanilla base.
The Olivine line has perfumes that make me think of the beach. My description may bring to mind other perfumes from the line like Amongst the Waves, but She Belongs There is more about tropical white florals than anything else. It reminds me more of beach air more than it does the sand or of the ocean (water).
Notes listed include gardenia, jasmine, pikake and vanilla.
Give She Belongs There a try if you like white florals. Or perfumes like Kai, Sarah Horowitz Perfect Gardenia, Leilani Bishop Pikake, Terveer Gardenia, Pacfiica Tahitian Gardenia, Chantecaille Le Jasmin (discontinued) and/or Estee Lauder Tuberose Gardenia.
Projection and longevity are average for the perfume oil.
The 5ml oil retails for $48 at Beautyhabit. It’s also available in an EDP format. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Tropical gardenia and pikake. It’s pretty white blossoms that remind me of ocean air.
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