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Creed Royal Princess Oud edp review

creed royal princess oud edp review

Pictured: Creed Royal Princess Oud edp

Creed is one of those incredibly iconic perfume houses which instantly commands respect. When I learned they had come out with an Oud fragrance, I was intrigued. I have been wearing Van Cleef and Arpels Precious Oud for a few years now, and I love it. So the thought of Creed making an Oud fragrance caught my attention.

Van Cleef and Arpels Precious Oud fragrance is pure, heavy, and warm. It is as luxurious as a fragrance can possibly be. I expected something similar from Creed Royal Princess Oud edp, and I was surprised, in a  good way, to find a light version of Oud in Creed’s perfume.

From first spray, Creed Royal Princess Oud edp offers a spicy zing which is refreshing. Since I am accustomed to Oud perfumes offering a warm fragrance experience, to smell something light and refreshing, was a downright shock! A very good shock 🙂

Creed Royal Princess Oud edp is a woody floral which offers a spicy overtone from the Patchouli. The overall fragrance experience is light to medium, and since Creed uses pure ingredients, the scent lasts all day long. Love that!

Top Notes: Bitter Sicilian Bergamot, Rose, and sweet Violet

Heart Notes: Jasmin essential oils, Vanilla Absolute essential oils, Patchouli, Iris from Tuscany

Base Notes: Benjoin Siam, Mysore Sandalwood, Regal Indian Oud and Styrax

This is a beautiful scent to wear in any weather. Since it is lightweight, it can be worn in warm weather during the spring, and the fall. With the spicy Patchouli, floral notes, and soft oud scent, it works well in cooler weather too.

If you are looking for a heavy Oud, or a pure Oud scent, I would recommend Van Cleef and Arpels Precious Oud which can be found online here. If you love a spicy woody floral, then Creed Royal Princess Oud edp is the perfect scent! It can be found online here.


Hermes eau de Mandarine Ambree review

hermes eau de mandarin ambree

Pictured: Hermes Eau de Mandarine Ambree eau de cologne

In the summertime, I love wearing fragrances which are fresh, and light. Hermes Eau de Mandarine Ambree eau de cologne is exactly that; a light and refreshing scent perfect for hot summer days. Love!

The combination of mandarin, and amber, is so fresh; it seems as if this fragrance was concocted right in front of you. The scent is that fresh. I’ve decided Hermes used magic to bottle this scent! How else can it be so fresh? It’s amazing!

I have only worn one of the perfumes by Hermes in the past; 24 Faubourg. This scent is heavy, and complex. So I was pleasantly surprised to find Hermes Eau de Mandarine Ambree eau de cologne to be simple and clean. While a complex fragrance is fabulous in cold weather, when you need the cycles throughout the day, a simple and clean cologne is best suited for the days of summer.

Fragrance notes: Mandarin, Passion Fruit, Amber

Normally Amber, as a main note in a fragrance, is associated with cooler weather fragrances, and heavier scents. It is incredible that when mixed with Mandarin and Passion Fruit, it smooths out the fruity notes, instead of adding warmth. This is definitely the perfect combination for a citrus fragrance. Love!

With all of the above average temperatures we are experiencing this summer, Hermes Eau de Mandarine Ambree eau de cologne is perfect to wear right now, and through the summer months. Everyday has been above ninety degrees, and this fragrance has been refreshing, clean, and downright perfect. I am looking forward to wearing Eau de Mandarin Ambree by Hermes for the remainder of the summer.

I rate this fragrance five out of five stars!

You can find Hermes Eau de Mandarine Ambree eau de cologne online here and here.

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Korress Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper edt review

Kores Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper EDT

Pictured: c/o Korress Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper EDT

Korress Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper EDT is the new fruity floral fragrance from Korress. This warm, and velvety sweet scent offers a fresh, fruity top which cycles into a warm, floral heart and base. Love it!

Top Notes: Blackcurrent, Cranberry, White Peppercorn

Middle Notes: Bergamot, Orange Blossom, Caviar

Base Notes: Orris Wood, Dry Amber, Musk, Patchouli, Cashmere Wood

It is rare to find a complex fragrance which is formulated correctly. Korress Velvet Orris Violet White Peppers edt is both complex, and beautiful. It offers a fruity top which is laced in a slight, powdery scent. As the day progresses, Korress Velvet Orris Violet White Powder edt cycles through fruity, floral, and woody scents. At the end of the day, the warm, woody base creates a blanket of warmth which is soothing, smooth, and rich.

Although the eau de toilette is beautiful on it’s own, Korress also offers a shower gel, and a creamy body milk to both complement, and layer the Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper scent.

The overall fragrance experience from Korress Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper edt is medium strength. This scent can easily be worn to the office, the theater, dinner, and casual, weekend activities. It is an easy to wear, everyday fragrance.

The ingredients are natural too! I love knowing that when I spray on a Korres edt, the liquid being absorbed into my skin is made from natural ingredients. After all, who wants their skin absorbing chemicals? Not me!

I am looking forward to wearing this fragrance throughout the year. The combination of fruits, florals, and a woody base, makes Koress Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper edt transcend season. Love that!

You can find the eau de toilette online here. The shower gel is online here, and the body milk can be found here.