I have seen the Royal Apothic line around and in the past I’ve bought a few of their hand creams. I never really tried the perfumes because Anthropologie never had testers out of the ones I wanted to try. I didn’t go out of my way to try them because at their price point and with the adorable vintage inspired packaging, I thought the line was only about the looks and not what was inside. Guess what? I was wrong!
Holland Park is inspired by a historic park in London. It does smell like an idealized stroll through an immaculate park. Holland Park opens a green citrus that reminds me of lemon rind and lime leaves. It’s bordering on waxy black licorice. It has that bitter greenness that I associate with summer. It’s like overgrown weeds in the best way possible. And then it becomes a pretty peachy floral. With time the magnolia takes over and it becomes this “oh so pretty” magnolia and white musk. It goes from “green” to “pink” (to be pacific a powder puff pink). I could see those that like Jo Malone London florals, Annick Goutal soliflores or any perfume with pink juice liking this one.
Notes listed include lemon, magnolia, peach, jasmine, orange blossom, lily of the valley, and powdery white musk. Launched 2012.
Give Holland Park a try if you like pretty, sheer florals. Or if you like Aqua de Parma Magnolia Nobile, Versace Bright Crystal, any of the Lili Bermuda feminines, Fresh Pink Jasmine, Bond No. 9 Sag Harbor, Lancome Miracle and/or Annick Goutal Un Matin d’Orage. Because of the florals, I think many people will associate this with the feminine.
I would say that this wears more like an EDT. It’s a sheer floral that is good for warm weather. I get about 4 hours of wear. Which doesn’t bother me because of the price.
The vintage inspired atomizer retails for $38 for 2 oz at Royal Apothic. Minis are also available for $15. This line is currently available at Anthropologie.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Summer walk through an idealized, immaculate park – lime leaves, peaches and magnolia blossoms. Usually I’m not a fan of stuff like this but I really do like this for warm weather. It smells pretty and I like the price. It’s much better than I had anticipated.
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