Thorn & Bloom Bird of Paradise EDP Natural Perfume Review

Thorn & Bloom Bird of Paradise

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

Jean Simmons

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 EauPINIONA 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


5 thoughts on “Thorn & Bloom Bird of Paradise EDP Natural Perfume Review

  1. I just decided this morning that I wouldn’t order anymore perfume, including samples, for a while due to tight budget but I HAD to get a sample of this. Just ordered – It sounds amazing!

    1. Soooo, I said I’m in a “no buy”. As soon as I declared this, I caught the shopping bug. Why does this happen?
      Anyway, hope you enjoy the sample as much as I did!

  2. Got my sample today and boy do I love it – thanks!
    I never used to like white florals but then you introduced me to Flowerhead and after lots of tentative wearing I ended up loving it and being open to white florals. But this Bird Of Paradise, I might love it even more! (and I really like that it is natural)

    1. Yah! Great!

      I know this sounds bad but I’m being a bit of a hoarder with this sample. I really like it but I don’t know if I’m ready to commit to a $200 full-size. However, I LOVE it. It’s really pretty. I know it sounds cliche, but it really is “naturally beautiful”. Happy you like it too!

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