Mistral Grapefruit Red Currant EDP Perfume Review

Mistral Grapefruit Red Currant EDP review

Mistral Grapefruit Red Currant or “Pamplemousse” is described as “a lively, uplifting citrus fragrance“. Grapefruit Red Currant is a tart fruity-citrus fragrance with transparent florals.

Mistral Grapefruit Red Currant opens with grapefruit and tangy red currants. It does become floral. I get soft lemon blossom and an anemic jasmine. It’s a “light” floral but sharp. I can barely smell it on me at all. It’s gone within 10 minutes, but you guys have heard that my skin loves to “eat” citrus… Continue reading | 4 Comments


Mistral Lychee Rose Perfume Review


Rose Week: Feb. 7-11

For some reason, I have always liked Mistral Litchi Rose or Lychee Rose, well in soap form.  I’ve bought a few bars of soap in this fragrance for gifts. But, I never tried the fragrance even though I’ve been tempted many times at Anthropologie. I’m usually not one to love/like fruity florals, especially “light” and sweet fruity florals. After giving it some thought, Mistral Lychee Rose reminds me of a being a little girl in a Sanrio store. Mistral Lychee Rose is like Japanese candies and scented erasers.

I like lychee and… Continue reading | 5 Comments


Mistral Balinese Vanilla EDP Perfume Review

Mistral Balinese Vanilla EDP Review

Mistral Balinese Vanilla perfume is a rich, creamy, woody amber fragrance with spices, resins, and woods. Oh, and lots of vanilla. This fragrance is inspired by exotic Indonesian spice markets. Balinese Vanilla is a vanilla fragrance, but it is spicier than most. I think of it as more of a spice fragrance with vanilla than a vanilla fragrance with spice.

I like creamy ambers. I get a “liquid” amber at first. Immediately afterwards, Mistral Balinese Vanilla gets spicy, but it isn’t the type of spice you’d… Continue reading | 13 Comments

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Mistral Verbena Flower EDP Perfume Review

Mistral Verbena EDP Perfume Review

Mistral Verbena Flower (Fleurs de Verveine) perfume is a vibrant herbaceous citrus fragrance resembling lemon verbena. This is a light fragrance that is clean and refreshing for summer wear.

Unfortunately I am sampling Mistral Verbena in the chillier months. My house is cold; my feet are frozen. All I can think about is Busgrogg, cashmere, and incense-like fragrances. Mistral Verbena isn’t a fall or cooler weather fragrance at all. It’s a light, refreshing fragrance. I feel like if I sampled Verbena in… Continue reading | 8 Comments

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NEW: Mistral Atelier Perfume Collection

Mistral Atelier Fragrance Collection

Mistral will be launching a new perfume collection with five new EDPs in October. These Atelier Perfumes can be worn alone of layered (something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately):

Belle Fleur: Pink peony petals and rich red roses are exquisitely combined in this magical, modern, and beautiful floral scent

Clementine: Sweet and delightful, this citrus-floral blend is perfect for a summer afternoon on the Côte d’Azur

Nirvana: Rich cacao, patchouli, vanilla, honey and ripe berries intermingle in this intoxicating scent

Nymphea: White flowers, hints of ylang-ylang and blackcurrant unfold to… Continue reading | 13 Comments