So far, 2016 has been a wild year filled with many things that I’m sure most of us want to forget. However, it’s been a great year for lilac perfumes. Amouage launched Lilac Love, a lilac and chocolate perfume. There were a few botanical perfumes by Providence Perfume Co. launched Love-in-a-Mist, a limited edition wild flower/lilac combo, and DSH Perfumes La Belle Saison, a dewy lilac. And here’s another new limited edition botanical lilac perfume, Phoenix Botanicals Lilac Rain.
Lilac Rain opens as a heady lilac soliflore. It’s spring lilacs in bloom. As it wears, it’s a heady lilac floral with dampness and a cool, dirty “accord” from mushrooms. It wears exactly like it’s name; it wears like lilac rain. As it wears on my skin, it gets warmer with a spicy, dry clove and orange oil. To my surprise, it starts to have more in common with YSL Opium than it does with any other lilac perfumes that I know. It starts to wear as clove cigarettes with a faint traces of jasmine perfume. The dry-down is unsmoked clove cigarettes and a grassy vetiver.
Notes listed include yellow mandarin, lilac blossoms, jasmine bouquet, clove, spices, tobacco, vetiver, mushroom and benzoin. Launched in 2016. PERFUMER – Irina Adam
Give Lilac Rain a try if you like lilac or natural florals. Or perfumes like Providence Perfume Co. Love-in-a-Mist, Neil Morris Rainflower, INeKe After My Own Heart and/or DSH Perfumes La Belle Saison.
Projection and longevity are below average. Like many all-natural perfumes, this one wears close to the skin.
Lilac Rain comes in a few sizes with prices ranging from $38 to $110 at Phoenix Botanicals. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Lilacs and clove cigarettes. This is one of those rare “spring florals” that easily transitions into a fall/winter fragrance.
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