Hidden gems: surprisingly sensational scents
There are perfumes that have been around for years, have a cult scent and are a household name when it comes to the fragrance world. But there are also a lot of fragrances that you may not have heard of and don’t receive a lot of hype, but that equally deserve your nose’s attention. So we decided to go on a hunt in our forums to uncover hidden perfume gems you may not yet be aware of - and here’s what we found:
One of bh content producer Cherie’s all time favourite fragrances, she says the strength of this scent is perfect for her sensitive nose – fresh, feminine and not at all overwhelming. It features notes of rose, freesia, muguet and jasmine blossom, followed by a citrus note blend and finishes off with notes of fresh green and passionfruit.
bh member MissKezz was also impressed with the scent, commenting: “I never thought that the flowery notes were for me. I was so wrong.”
#2 Florence by Tocca ($92, 50mL, www.meccacosmetica.com.au)
A few of our members have fallen in love with this sophisticated scent that’s inspired by old world Paris. It features notes of ivory gardenia, Italian bergamot, crushed violet petals and base notes of blonde wood. This is what they had to say:
“My favourite fragrance at the moment is Florence by Tocca. Head into a Mecca Cosmetica and have a spritz. It is a remarkable scent, feminine and romantic.” -sassylily
“I love Florence. I’ve bought it for my wedding…I LOVE it!” – Marina_87
“I looooove Florence! I only wear it on special occasions so that I don’t lose my ‘scent memory’ for it.” –Emmsie19
These light fragrances mists are beloved by many beautyheaven members and are available in a wide range of fragrances, including: Strawberry, Mango, Coconut, Moringa, Pink Grapefruit, Shea, Brazil Nut, White Musk, and Vanilla.
“The body shop mists never really get enough hype in the media, but what I love about them is that they release a smell that won’t be confused or interrupted differently by others. Like the mango body mists just smells like mango (if you only want to smell like mango) – not a mixture of fruitiness or amber or vanilla” –Tee631
The combination of jasmine flower and cotton candy makes this one mouth-watering scent reminiscent of marshmallow. Delish!
“My favourite is the Marshmallow EDP by MOR. It’s a lovely sweet and musky scent - so pretty and feminine. I always get asked what I am wearing whenever I wear this to work. I mostly wear it on special days or special occasions. –MoonlightSak
#5 Victoria’s Secret Bombshell
($68, 100mL, www.victoriassecret.com)
Housed in a pretty pink bottle with a black bow, this fruity-floral fragrance is the perfect girly girl scent. It features tops notes of tangelo, pineapple, strawberry and passionfruit, middle notes of jasmine, red berries, muguet, Shangri-la peony and vanilla orchid, and base notes of musk, blonde woods and oakmoss.
“Mine is Bombshell by Victoria’s Secret, I bought it at Melbourne airport. I was just browsing in the store and had a spritz. It was such a lovely scent so I bought it straight away. I wear it on special occasions only. People always say to me that I smell nice when I wear it” – Faboosh
Have you tried any of the above fragrances? What scents have you been pleasantly surprised by?