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Roxana Illuminated Perfumes Fleurish EDP Perfume Review

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Roxana Illuminated Perfumes Fleurish is a natural perfume dedicated to night-blooming white flowers. Why go looking for inspiration when nature gives us something as lovely as jasmine?

Fleurish (isn’t that name great?) opens as a collision of white florals. It’s like a minty jasmine, banana-y ylang and juicy jackfruit. It’s a heady tropical floral that really does flourish on the skin. It starts to wear like pineapples and indolic jasmine with a hint of green. With wear, the full-bodied jasmine fades into a dry, bitter sandalwood with dry resins. There’s a trace of honeyed jasmine petals and a certain “lived in” accord that I’m guessing is costus.

Fleurish is a simple fragrance, but that’s the point. It’s showcasing the natural beauty of night-blooming florals. I highly recommend sampling it if you haven’t ever sniffed natural jasmine (and white floral) notes in perfumery before. To me, this fragrance reminds me of dusk on a tropical beach – the smell of white florals, dry woods and slightly dirty skin/hair.

Yvonne de Carlo

Notes listed include three types of jasmine, Mysore sandalwood and precious woods.

Give Fleurish a try if you like natural white florals or jasmine. Or perfumes like April Aromatics Tempted Muse, HEELEY Bubblegum Chic, Aftelier Palimpsest, Honore de Pres Vamp a NY and/or April Aromatics Nectar of Love.

Projection and longevity are average. In comparison to the parfums and solids, this EDP most definitely projects more.

The .036 oz spray retails for $52 at Roxana Illuminated Perfumes. Samples are also available for purchase.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONA flourishing white floral. It’s a good natural jasmine perfume, but it’s also a great reference for anyone wanting to experience natural white florals.

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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Jasmine pic from the brand. Yvonne de Carlo from muscleheaded.wordpress.com.

 

9 thoughts on “Roxana Illuminated Perfumes Fleurish EDP Perfume Review

  1. This sounds awesome! I have mentioned my love for Tempted Muse before and I do really like Vamp a NY too, so I think I need to try this! Just the word jasmine used to give me a headache so I’ve avoided scents with a dominant jasmine note… But I’ve lately enjoyed it as a supporting note, and I’ve never tried natural jasmine as far as I know so maybe it’s time I do! 🙂

    1. In comparison to the two that you like (which I like too), this one is less sweet/creamy. That alone makes it worth sampling 😉 I wore it again today, out in a the rain and that base is really amplified in the humidity and like that.

      I too, used to think that jasmines were headache inducing until I realized I was sampling the wrong jasmines. I got into them through naturals which sort of trained me on what to look for in a jasmine (if that makes sense). I know use synths/mixed media but smelling the more natural stuff helped me not to hate jasmine. And Vamp a NY taught me not to hate tuberose!

      Piroutte Essentials has one that I used to wear a lot – Jasmine Musk, which is like a lot of indolic jasmine, ambrette and cedar.

      1. I love tuberose in all it’s forms, and all other white florals too, both natural and synthetic… so it’s a bit weird that only jasmine has been so difficult for me. Maybe, like you say, I’ve just tried the wrong ones…

        1. So many seriously smell like some sort of air freshener in an aerosol spray can…like the only way I can explain them is “hissy” like a high-pitched noise.

  2. Just a note to say that this sounds lovely and that I loved your roses week. I know you must be busy, but I really appreciate your perfume reviews and having so many recently has been extremely nice.

    1. Thank you! I’ve been so delighted that you’ve shared your perfumes with me for all these years!

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