Roxana Illuminated Perfume Mellifera is one of those perfumes that smells like sunshine and green meadows. It has a joyful energy that radiates.
The opening of Mellifera is invigorating with what smells like lemon peel and iced seltzer water. It’s a cool, green citrus with effervescence. The heart is heady with a cooling ylang-ylang and powdery, pollen-y mimosa. Mellifera smells “yellow” with its huge yellow bouquet and lemon zest. The perfume is inspired by bees and that becomes even more apparent as the perfume becomes a honeyed floral. It dries down to honeyed resins that come across like frankincense and mayple syrup.
When I read the notes, I didn’t expect for the citrus to last through the scent’s wear. But, it does. It’s ylang-ylang and sunshine.
Notes listed include lemongrass, eucalyptus, geranium, ylang ylang, mimosa, resin, spice, woods, resins and immortelle. Launched in 2013. PERFUMER – Roxana Villa
Give Mellifera a try if you like citrus florals or ylang-ylang. Or if you like perfumes like LUSH Love, LUSH 25:43, Strange Invisible Perfumes Persica, Trance Essence Chen Xi and/or Tallulah Jane Misae.
Projection and longevity are average (which is great for an all-natural perfume). I’m reviewing the EDP but there’s also a solid perfume available. I haven’t tried it in the solid format.
Mellifera EDP comes in a few sizes with the 4g bottle retailing for $48 at Roxana Illuminated Perfumes. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Sunshine and yellow bouquets. It’s the sort of fragrance that refreshing in the summer and uplifting in the winter.
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