Thorn & Bloom is a new artisanal botanical perfume brand that launched last month. So far, I’ve tried a few from the brand and I’m rather impressed, especially with the floral compositions. Bird of Paradise is an unreserved white floral that is a contrast of cool white florals and warm resins.
Bird of Paradise opens as an intoxicating white floral with a juicy pineapple sweetness. The scent blossoms into an indolic jasmine. This is a huge, heady and very realistic jasmine. As it wears, the scent warms up, losing some of that camphoric jasmine coolness. It becomes a salty, sandy incense with a sweet jasmine. The overall fragrance is an interesting contrast of cool/warm.
If you love jasmine, I have a feeling you’re going to completely flip out for this one. This is one of those lush, sumptuous jasmines that puts many of the synthesized jasmine soliflores to shame.¹
Notes listed include ginger, pineapple, champaca, jasmine, frankincense, sandalwood and ambergris. Launched in 2015. PERFUMER – Jennifer Botto
Give Bird of Paradise a try if you like jasmine or white floral perfumes. Or if you like perfumes like Hiram Green Moon Bloom, LUSH Lust, April Aromatics Jasmina, Mugler Alien, Serge Lutens a la Nuit and/or Pirouette Essentials Jasmine Musk.
Projection and longevity are above average. For a natural perfume, this is impressive.
The 1 oz bottle retails for $200 at Thorn & Bloom. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A HUGE JASMINE. Indoles galore and that’s exactly why I think it stands out.
¹I’m not one that tries to instigate a war between synthetics/mixed media versus all natural perfumes, but in this case I can’t deny that synthetic jasmines are absolutely puny in comparison to something like Bird of Paradise. I’m not saying synthetic jasmines are inferior but I think all fumeheads need to smell a “real” jasmine to experience their differences.
*Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Product pic from the brand. Jean Simmons pic from www.fanpix.net.