In my search for a perfect mimosa scent I came across this gem of a perfume. I have tried it first in the pure parfum version and I was instantly captured by its beauty. The mimosa scent in the pure parfum concentration is purely divine. It is sweet, creamy and very close to the heady mimosa flowers I used to buy in early spring.
After my experience with the pure parfum, I had a wonderful opportunity to track down the vintage EDP concentration. And though the versions are slightly different, both of them develop into a gorgeous bouquet of mimosa. The difference between two is in the opening. The pure parfum has much stronger and almost sharp woody hay note in the opening. I thought that this is how mimosa would smell, if it had a passionate night with the sandalwood in a haystack. Beautiful, sweet and attractive but slightly disheveled. The vintage EDP, however, is more gentle and sweet in the beginning with a bit of a fruity flavor.
After the opening, the scent becomes creamier and sweeter as it transforms into a huge, fragrant bouquet of mimosa in both versions. In the dry down the scent continues to be mimosa sweet and slightly powdery. The lasting power is a bit better in the pure parfum version.
This is a lovely interpretation of mimosa flower. Sweet, creamy and voluptuous. The ingredients seem to be of a good quality and the composition smells perfectly natural to me. No annoying chemical qualities. This is a very special and beautiful scent for an early spring.