Phoenix Botanicals Lilac Rain Natural Perfume Oil Review

Phoenix Botanicals Lilac Rain

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.


Gloria Vanderbilt

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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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for my review. My opinions are my own. Product pic from the brand. Gloria Vanderbilt pic from The Telegraph.

3 thoughts on “Phoenix Botanicals Lilac Rain Natural Perfume Oil Review

  1. Thank you for the review. I like to wear two of Phoenix Botanicals’ perfumes at the same time — Meadow and Fir (I think you reviewed that one) and Triple Vanilla and Cacao. It’s a real treat to apply them before bed. I am reminded of sun-warmed forests I have visited in the Sierra. Jeffrey Pines smell like vanilla, butterscotch, and pineapple. Insert dreamy sigh here 🙂

    1. OK, that sounds amazing. I still have samples of both of those and will try your layering combo. When I had the Meadow and Fir Balm (before bed), I was also using a Ligne St. Barth vanilla body lotion. So, I totally see how this combo works.

      Followed by my own dreamy sigh here…

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