Floris

Well…my Floris samples arrived in the mail and I’m still testing the samples but I will say that the Moisturizing Bath & Shower Gel was very nice. It left the prettiest amount of Soulle Ámbar scent behind as well, which on my skin is an elegant, resinous and yet refined amber. I’m not an amber connoisseur however (although I would consider myself a fragrance connoisseur in general at this point) and there may be other amber bath products that are better. I can say though that of the many bath products (not just this scent obviously) I’ve used over the years that this is one of my favorites so far. I have yet to try their bath oil but if it’s anything near the quality of this product then I can see why Marilyn Monroe bought tons of it. Floris bath produces may be really just that good…

Now about the fragrances…

My initial thoughts (I might write a more extensive review later): Edwardian Bouquet is extremely memorable. It’s pungent and not for the faint of heart. Herbal. Almost pretty. Very emotive. It’s likely an acquired olfactory taste, so to speak.

1927 is juicy. Very warm and fruity. Lots of depth. Loud. Both modern and yet reminiscent of actual 1920’s fragrances. However, I like the start more than the drydown.

Then there’s Limes. It starts off very similar to my vintage Jean Naté to be brutally honest, except with more lime than lemon… Like an expert g&t with lime. Refreshing. Delightful. …But then it fades until it disappears. It’s just…gone. *sigh* It doesn’t even last an hour on my skin, actually. Too bad…

Fleur is nice. It reminds me a lot of a combination of vintage Jessica McClintock and Guerlain Champs-Élysées. Nice. Pretty. *shrug* A very classic lighthearted floral.

…So. I’ll likely not buy any of those fragrances in a full bottle. They’re nice but not quite something I’d want a full bottle of. I might try more Floris bath products, however. And regardless, the quality of Floris is obvious in everything I sampled.

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