Viktoria Minya Eau de Hongrie EDP Perfume Review

Viktoria Minya Eau de Honogrie

Viktoria Minya has launched three new perfumes. I absolutely loved the line’s first offering, Hedonist, so I looked forward to sampling theseI 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.

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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.

The 3.4 oz bottle retails for $165 at Luckyscent and at Viktoria Minya (Europe). Samples are also available for purchase.

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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 *Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Product pic from Viktoria Minya Parfums.  Hedy LaMarr pic from

6 thoughts on “Viktoria Minya Eau de Hongrie EDP Perfume Review

    1. Same here. I *really* want to buy some samples of stuff but I should probably smell the ones that I haven’t sniffed yet that I do own.

    1. It’s so good. I put it on in the evening yesterday, did my thing. Came home and forgot what I was wearing but had a whiff of this amazing base…it was Eau de Hongrie.

  1. Just got my sample last week and dabbed a little on now. Ten minutes in and I like it! I tend to prefer lighter sheerer scents (with the occasional powerhouse) so this is nothing like what I own already … but it’s good. Yes, I see the wine aspect and honey… mead anyone? But there’s still a floralness that keeps it perfumey and not too gourmand. Not quite getting caramel toast but that sounds delicious! 😀

    I wish I liked Hedonist because the jeweled bottles are sooo pretty. I’ll be checking out the Iris and Rose samples too. Maybe there’s still hope! 🙂

    1. I really like this one because I do like Hedonist but I like the “sheer” aspect of this one more.

      The bottles are really pretty. I need to spend more time with Iris and Rose too 🙂

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