I’m not usually a fan of soliflores as many are boring. I hestitated trying Penhaligon’s Peoneve due to the lackluster backstory and the fact that every peony perfume I try leaves me with a headache (as well as smelling peony flowers). After trying Peoneve I was taken back. This is one gorgeous lush “pink” floral.
Peoneve opens a big ‘ole floral with a big ‘ole helping of jasmine. Peoneve is heady and pretty but it does have a bit of an animalic funk (probably a sweaty vetiver) being covered with fresh greens and tea leaves. With time I get a raspberry rose from Peoneve. Oh, and a flawless peony. The dry-down on me is a sweaty vetiver and clean musks. Peoneve has a living quality to it.
I get a funky, almost rotting aspect to Peoneve as well as a dazzling brightness. I like this in my florals. And this is one of the only peonies that I have ever tried that doesn’t give me a headache. After years of searching and sampling, I’ve found the peony for me.
Notes listed include violet leaf, peony, Bulgarian rose, hedione, vetiver, musk, and cashmere musk. Launch date 2012. PERFUMER – Olivier Cresp
Give Peoneve a try if you are looking for a peony perfume. Or if you like perfumes like Annick Goutal Quel Amour!, Parfums DelRae Coup de Foudre, YSL Paris EDT, Jessica Simpson Vintage Bloom and/or Gucci Flora EDP. Peoneve is a very feminine fragrance.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Luscious peony bouquet. I’ve surprised myself with how much I love this one. When I wear this, I smell pretty, oh so pretty!
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