Sunday, July 09, 2006

Comparing different magnolia fragrances



While working on my magnolia based perfume I was testing some fragrances with a magnolia scent. Some of them are build around the magnolia and others just have a magnolia scent in it. I compared these fragrances with my own magnolia perfume:



On the picture is a solid perfume shown while I have the Magnaolia perfume extrait oil but I couldn't find a picture of it. I think I have a real old perfume of L'Occitane, I once bought it on internet. The smell of this perfume oil doesn't look the same as my fragrance at all, it has a heavy smell, it doesn't smell like a perfume but it could be nice for a candle scent. It's not a soft velvety magnolia scent but more a neroli, jasmin, honeysuckle scent.


Very Valentino is lighter than my fragrance it has a more green light topnote with a lactonic(milky, creamy) heart. My magnolia based fragrance is more velvety. But I like the scent of Very Valentino, it does have a magnolia fragrance but it's more centered around a lilly of the Valley scent with soft green notes. It's a discrete perfume


Magnolia by Yves Rocher is no longer be sold. It's a girlie fragrance it's nice but it fades away real quickly. It's a light fragrance, soft and gentle. It doesn't have much nuances it's a bit like a cologne with a soft flowery note without a solid base.


L'Instant de Guerlain is a wonderful nice fragrance. It has some resembles with my magnolia, when I have to choose which one will look the most like mine it will be L' Instant. It has a wonderful smoothness that I really like, the base has a warm ambernote like my magnolia fragrance. But L'Instant is much sweeter and honeylike. It starts with a honey sweet smell and mine starts with fresh notes and than starts to be sweeter, but not as sweet as L' Instant, my fragrance has more fresh white flowers.

6 comments:

katiedid said...

What great little overviews of these fragrances. I think it's wonderful that you're willing to share where you find inspiration :)

Jenny said...

Hi Katie,
What is your favorite perfume that contain a magnolia note?

katiedid said...

Not a perfume, actually, but a body oil? Lola Cosmetics makes a shimmery dry body oil that is magnolia with a pinch of gardenia in it. I've yet to smell anything that quite captures what it does. I love the smell, and I love that the micro-shimmer in it is a yellow gold instead of a dark gold or a silver.

Jenny said...

Did you ever try their perfume oil? A funny idea to put seeds in a bottle.

katiedid said...

Oh yes, but the Lola perfume is a much different beast than the body oil. I quite like the perfume oil as well, though, since it's a rather growly patch and musk beauty :) The seeds are indeed peculiar, and I can't figure out why they are there aside from decorative charm...

Arnetta said...

Beauty and style coupled with a sweet fragrance can make most men stop and stare at their anonymous encounter. Today perfumes are considered to be the most luxurious and sensuous body fragrance products that create a magical touch.

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