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Sun-kissed orange grove
In search of a beautiful and original summer scent, I was drawn to the small but well-assorted perfumery in my home town. There it is still possible to have small quantities bottled for testing.
And so, even during these crazy times, you get the chance to test a fragrance extensively and at the same time support the lovingly furnished local retailer.
Full of anticipation, I had the scent bottled before a short summer trip to the lake - the scents sounded dreamlike - it just had to suit me.
And indeed, right after the first test spray on my wrist the most wonderful blood orange note together with a dash of tangy bergamot went up my nose. Sure thing, the new Guerlain is used directly for the all-round test. Two sprays on the neck, one on the bandana. Let's see how it performs throughout the day.
While driving in a heated car the natural orange scent refreshes. But the orange is not sweet here, it is rather tart, maybe even a bit bitter. It is wonderful in the heat.
During the walk at the lake the soft wind drives up again and again light scent wafts from my summer scarf. The orange becomes softer, sweeter, less tart in the course of the walk. But a slight bitter note remains.
After about 5 hours the fragrance - very typical citrus - is finally hardly noticeable.
Conclusion: Orange Soleia is wonderfully natural and at the same time pleasantly different due to its bitter, tart note. Freshly plucked blood orange which was filled into a bottle together with its peel and foliage with the addition of a minimal dose of mint. Shelf life and sillage are restrained, but ok.
Anyway, I have found my summer scent for this year!