Last week I reviewed the Pure Collection by Precious Liquid¹. This is a new perfume brand that offers three perfume collections (Exquisite, Pure and Texture) that contain three perfumes each. These are meant to wear alone or even to layer using the brand’s 3D Layering.
Notes listed include rose centifolia, Australian sandalwood, amber, Bulgarian rose, cassis berry and clean musks.
Roses is a red, berry-hued rose soliflore. The opening has some bright aldehydes and green leaves with the rose. It reminds me of lush, velvety burgundy rose petals on a living rose. The heart and dry-down wear as a musky, crisp rose. It’s a rather linear perfume but I’m fine with that. Sometimes I want to smell like a rose garden.
Give it a try if you like berry/jammy rose soliflores. Or perfumes like Diana Vreeland Outrageously Vibrant, Serge Lutens Sa Majeste la Rose, Ayala Moriel Tea Rose and/or Annick Goutal Rose Absolue. The longevity of this one is above average. It’s one of those perfumes that’s going to last through showering.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Red roses. It’s a long-wearing rose soliflore that reminds me of velvety burgundy rose petals.
Brand says, “Harmonizes with White Incense and Oud Smoke“. I love how it wears with the super smoky Oud Smoke.
Notes listed include pure incense, amber, labdanum, white pepper, sandalwood and patchouli coeur.
White Incense is a really excellent incense. It’s crisp and resinous with a hint of sweetness. It opens with spicy pepper, glimmering aldehydes and citrus-hued resins. The heart is “pure incense”. It’s not smoky; it’s the raw resins and woods. There’s some patchouli in this that adds depth without adding any “dirt”. The dry-down is like a salty ambergris/amber and creamy woods.
Out of all of the Precious Liquid perfumes, White Incense is one of my personal favorites. It’s somewhere between Tom Ford Oud Wood and Tom Ford Sahara Noir. So, it’s not one of those overly acrid, bitter incense fragrances. It’s softer, warmer and sweeter.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Amber incense. I love it. I can tell that I’m going to drain this sample rather quickly.
Brand says, “Harmonizes with Roses and Oud Smoke“. I agree. I also like it with their Neroli Musk.
Notes listed include saffron, agar wood (oud), warm suede, black pepper, cistus and patchouli.
Oud Smoke is a smoky fragrance. It opens with a metallic saffron and warm spices – a contrast of warm/cool. It then starts to smell like a black motorcycle jacket and blacktop pavement. Seriously, it’s one of the most smoky fragrances I’ve ever worn. And that’s saying something since I’ve been reviewing niche perfumes since 2008. Oud Smoke dries down to a smoky oud incense. It’s not a funky, dirty, barnyard oud but one of those smooth, warm, modern ouds.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Oud on a motorcycle. If you like the smell of tar and bonfires, then you should like this one.
Brand says, “Harmonizes with Roses and White Incense“. It does.
Each one of these have above average projection and longevity. Like really, really above average with Roses and Oud Smoke lasting for days (no joke).
Overall, all of these layer wonderfully with each other but are also great alone. I’m *actually* tempted to purchase the 3D Set since I see myself wearing all of these. I’m drawn to these sort of rich, luxurious fragrances, especially in the cooler months. If you like perfumes from Tom Ford Private Blends, Yves Saint Laurent The Or*ental Collection, Armani Privé or any of those other “French perfumery interpretations of Middle Eastern perfumes”, then I can see you liking the Exquisite Collection.
Precious Liquid perfumes are available in a few sizes. The 2.5 oz bottles retail for $275 and the roll-ons for $78 at Precious Liquid. The 3D Scent Set (3 roll-ons) retails for $195 and comes in a red leather sleeve. Samples are also available for purchase. (This Collection is more expensive than Pure and Texture).
¹To learn more about the backstory of this brand, click the link to my Pure Collection review. I didn’t feel like repeating myself.
*Disclaimer – Samples provided by PR. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Product pics from the brand. Catherine Deneuve by Helmut Newton from fanpix.net.