Viktoria Minya’s newest perfume, Hedonist Cassis, is a vibrant crème de cassis-kissed rose. It’s one of those fragrances, that from the description, I wouldn’t think wouldn’t be a good fit for me. But, that’s why we shouldn’t let descriptions intimidate us.
Hedonist Cassis opens with tart berries and green grass. There’s a mentholated, sulfuric quality to this from grapefruit peels. It wears a tart, fruity rose with an airy sheerness (that is similar to the feel of the other Hedonist flankers like
Viktoria Minya Hedonist Iris is a sheer, delicate iris soliflore. If you’re looking for something like the original Hedonist, I think you’re going to be very disappointed. In fact, while trying Hedonist Iris, it was best for me to push the original Hedonist out of my mind. Hedonist Iris is completely different. It’s an ethereal iris.
Hedonist Iris opens as a sheer, light fragrance with subtle spice, sparkling aldehydes and a tart blackcurrant. The heart of the fragrance wears as a sheer iris and… Continue reading
Rose Week 2015
Viktoria Minya has launched a rose soliflore, Hedonist Rose. This soliflore focuses on the fruity and honeyed aspects of roses. The final result is a delicate, winsome fruity-floral.
Hedonist Rose is a peachy rose. It opens with ripe, fuzzy peaches and a dry, spicy clove with a hint of sweet, delicate honey. It’s light and airy – a fruity rose with subtle spice. Hedonist Rose dries down to a sheer, jammy rose with white musk. Hedonist Rose reminds me of a chilled… Continue reading | 1 Comment
Viktoria Minya has launched three new perfumes. I absolutely loved the line’s first offering, Hedonist, so I looked forward to sampling these. I was initially drawn to Eau de Hongrie, a perfume inspired by the perfumer’s Hungarian heritage. It’s a modern take on the traditional blend of “Eau de la Reine de Hongrie”, a medieval tonic of rosemary steeped in wine, and the sweet Hungarian dessert wine, Tokaji. And that explains why this perfume is in… Continue reading | 6 Comments
I’ve never enjoyed the company of those that intentionally denied themselves pleasure. These are the people I’ve learned to avoid on this journey throughout life. I’m a committed hedonist until the day I die.
Viktoria Minya is a Hungarian perfumer residing in the tantalizing city of Paris. Hedonist is the first perfume to launch in her namesake line. A name like “Hedonist” is a lot to live up to when you’re selling to card carrying pleasure-seekers. But, I think Viktoria nailed it.
Hedonist is… Continue reading | 23 Comments