I got my bottle of Earl Grey and a sample of Mango Sticky Rice in the mail a few days ago and thought I'd do a little review of them. ^^
Even though, I'd warrant that they're no longer selling (ARGH THE TIME SHIPPING TO SG TAKES) but we can always hope they'll make an apperance again, very soon.
Strong black tea misted over with bergamot.
Working in a perfume company for my internship, I've been given the wonderful chance of smelling all sorts of things, one of them being pure Italian Bergamot oil which is just a golden spell of citrus and floral sunshine.
Although given the price, I obviously wasn't expecting to find it's radiance in this perfume oil and my expectation proved true.
However, this perfume certainly holds it's own place in terms of sunniness and the bergamot present is an extremely well done reconstruction. It's happy, fresh, yet very well controlled (ie. it's not a harsh/sour citrus note) and it's the perfect foil for the fragrant black tea notes.
What I love most about this fragrance is probably it's wearability. Both guys and girls could wear this scent easily.
Also, it deftly and surely recalls the beautiful scent of earl grey tea but it's not an exact replica (ie. you won't smell like the contents of a tea cup).
It's the scent of slightly sweetened (but not overly so) earl grey, fragrant and bright, and the perfect scent to wear when you need a little happiness.
Mango Sticky Rice
Sweet mango, coconut infused rice and toasted sesame.
I requested for a sample of this because I so wanted to try it. x)
On first sniff, it's a sweeter, less sharp version of Lassi, with a very realistic mango note. It's fruity and sweet but there's this tartness, that makes it so delicious.
The scent dries down to a creamy and coconutty base (which also brings Litchi Milk Tea to mind) with the mango still providing this lovely flavor and keeping it from getting too cloying and sickly.
Once again, as in the case of Earl Grey, it's not an exact rendition of the wonderful Thai dessert but it's one that comes pretty close, modified so as to be more wearable, like Earl Grey was.
This is scent paints faraway places, with plates of juicy nectar mangoes and creamy coconut milk sticky rice with a slight sprinkle of sesame to enhance the coconut nuances.
Both Mango Sticky Rice and Litchi Milk Tea have the same scrumptiousness (both are fruity and slightly milky/creamy with gorgeously blended flavors) and they'd make perfect summer holiday island food. Or scents.
Wearing this, you won't smell like the dessert exactly but you'll smell downright yummy and (perhaps even slightly exotic) with this perfume.
Picture of Earl Grey tea from this website and picture of Mango Sticky Rice from here. I own neither.
Wonderful scents, both of them, & I really hope we'll see them again someday.
I didn't try Black Cherry (it didn't sound as interesting as these two did) but those who have, do let me know what you think of it and these scents? ^^