The newest botanical perfume from Providence Perfume Co. is inspired by wildflowers. Love-In-A-Mist is a perfume inspired by the wildflower of the same name¹. I have no idea what this flower actually smells like but I can relate to the description of “barefoot summer walks through fields of flowers”.
Love-in-a-Mist opens as a heady, honeyed floral. It reminds me of a flower somewhere between lilacs and ylang-ylang. It’s indolic, peppery and powdery. My warning is that this opening could be “loud” to those that don’t like florals like lilac. For me, it’s perfect because it makes me feel like I’m surrounded by spring florals. The heart is a perfect, powdery mimosa that reminds me of floral powdered sugar with watermelon slices. It dries down to honeyed hay and clover that smells like a warm summer day out in the country.
This is a perfume that does smell like a field of wildflowers on a warm day. I really like wearing Love-In-A-Mist now but I have a feeling this is going to be a fragrance that I really appreciate in the dead of winter when the ground is frozen and the days are short.
Notes listed include love-in-a-mist (a wildflower), mimosa, pink peppercorn, sandalwood and sweet clover. Launched in 2015. PERFUMER – Charna Ethier
Give Love-In-A-Mist a try if you like lilac, mimosa or floral perfumes. Or if you like perfumes like L’Occitane Eau d’Azur, Von Euserdorff Classic Mimosa, Aftelier Honey Blossom, Artemisia Blue Lotus Tabac and/or L’Artisan Parfumeur Mimosa Pour Moi. I know this is a perfume inspired by a wildflower but if you’re looking for an all-natural “lilac” perfume, your search is over. This is it.
To my surprise, this perfume has above average projection and longevity. So, this is above-above average for a natural perfume 😉
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A meadow surrounded by lilacs and mimosa. It’s a gorgeous floral and a great addition to the Providence Perfume Co. lineup.
¹AKA nigella damascne or “Devil in the Bush”. Info here.
For more info on the brand, see my “In the House” Series.
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