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 a wine-like bottle. This wine-ness also explains why I couldn’t wait to sample it 🙂
Eau de Hongrie opens up with this wonderful fruity wine accord that smells like sweet white grapes and a boozy citrus. Eau de Hongrie is like a honeyed nectar. It’s a syrupy jasmine with a chilled, fruity white wine and a delicately spiced honey. This heart is absolutely decadent. Eau de Hongrie dries down to a sweet honey and a spiced caramel sauce over toast.
“Eau” may be in this perfume’s name, but this isn’t a sheer fragrance. It’s a dense honeyed floral but it isn’t as “big” as Hedonist. In a way it’s like an “EDT” of Hedonist yet it’s still dense, rich and luxurious. I love the peachy/honey/boozy Hedonist, but I’m starting to think that I may enjoy wearing this jasmine/honey/boozy Eau de Hongrie even more.
Notes listed include jasmine, honey, sandalwood, lemon, grapefruit, clove, immortelle, labdanum, musk, tonka bean and tokaji wine. Launched in 2014. PERFUMER – Viktoria Minya
Give Eau de Honogrie a try if you like sweet, honeyed scents or sophisticated gourmands. Or if you like perfumes like Viktoria Minya Hedonist, MAC Naked Honey, Ginestet Botrytis, Tommi Sooni Eau de Tommi Sooni II, Chanel Beige and/or Elie Saab Le Parfum.
Projection and longevity are average.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A honeyed, boozy fruity floral. It’s like a nectar. It’s a deliciously decadent honeyed nectar. If you like honeyed scents, this is a must-try.
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