To refresh your memory, I really was not a fan of the signature Tory Burch perfume. Looking back at my review, I guess I was unjustly harsh. But, that was how I felt at the time. I didn’t expect to like that fragrance because I’m not a fan at all of the Tory Burch aesthetic (even though there are plenty of people that successfully pull off this preppy, waspy, colorful 1970’s looks). When I received a sample of Love Relentlessly, I didn’t think I’d even try it, let alone review the thing. But, I did (by accident, by the way). I ended up writing a review because I had something to nice say. I thought my new review could add some balance.
The patchouli in Love Relentlessly is much more prominent than I expected from something with Tory Burch’s name on it. It opens with pear and lychee. With time, the mango pulp shows up. There’s pink pepper but instead of offering any spiciness, it adds more of a dry fruitiness. Then it’s a powdery iris and a rather camphoric patchouli. The dry-down is like some sort of strawberry-caramel- musk (that vaguely reminds me of Estee Lauder Pleasures Delight). I wouldn’t say that Love Relentlessly is an exceptionally unique perfume, but I will say that it’s not what I expected from Tory Burch. If I had to choose to wear one from the brand’s current line up, I’d wear Love Relentlessly. But, I’m a sucker for patchouli even when it’s candied coated and floating in a fruit juice.
In a way, Love Relentlessly reminds me of like an Mugler Angel summer flanker. It’s a lot of patchouli but it manages to not be overly heavy (like Angel can) because of the fruits. It doesn’t really remind me of Tory Burch’s aesthetic but I guess they’re going for a young, wannabe hippie feel? Or they’re trying to make a perfume to go with their vintage-inspired prints? Or maybe it’s just a fluke and they put the name on something they thought would sell.
Notes listed include fruits, pink pepper, iris, rose, patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver and amber. Launched in 2016.
Give Love Relentlessly a try if you like fruitichoulis or want a “summer patchouli”. Or if you like perfumes like Coach Love, Victoria’s Secret Angel, Ungaro L’Amour Fou, Mugler Angel (or its flankers), Estee Lauder Pleasures Delight and/or Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance.
Projection and longevity are average.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Summer fruits and patchouli. So, I guess it’s like a modern hippie perfume. Or at least the sort of modern hippie that obsesses over wellness and the environment but still shops fast fashion at the mall. Gah, that sounds meaner than what I wanted to sound like. I’m trying to be nice here!
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