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.