Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise (2016)

Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise by Molton Brown
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Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise is a perfume by Molton Brown for women and was released in 2016. The scent is green-floral. It is still in production.

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Jennifer Jambon

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesStar anise, Magnolia, Green mandarin
Heart Notes Heart NotesLily-of-the-valley, Peony, White tea
Base Notes Base NotesYlang-ylang, Sandalwood, White musk



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Lily of the valley??
My title? So Lily of the Valley? Yeah... that's what happens when you're as stupid as I am and don't know that in English "Lily of the valley" means nothing but lily of the valley. But what do you expect from a flower banana like me, who just knows that lilies of the valley are "any flowers with white flowers"? *sigh*

I got this scent as a sample from a perfuma who had annoyed me with it for a while, because she simply couldn't find THE lily of the valley scent and so I had to stop at flowery scents again and again during common scent excursions, so that she could "work through" her list... and this list was always damn long and beyond that with a terribly spidery handwriting, which nobody could decipher! :D
Whereby this list is still extremely long today, when we sniff out scents from time to time, even if she is now looking for other scents :D

Hey hey, then, let's "see" if the scent smells nice. It does sound good, if you look at the fragrance pyramid (even if I don't like the aniseed in the list at all, but at least tea is listed!!).

The fragrance:
The scent starts... ha ha,... flowery, what else! I smell loose (white) flowers, probably just the slightly sweet lily of the valley and white tea, which of course I particularly like. The aniseed with its adventurous, abnormal scent seems to me to want to put a spoke in the wheel, but apparently it can't really unfold and therefore fortunately stays in the background, and I hope it stays that way, because I really don't like the scent of aniseed.
For a tiny little eye I could smell the tangy-sour scent of a tangerine bowl, which gives the scent a little freshness kick, but then disappears again.
Otherwise the middle part is mainly flowery and smells like said after white blooms with a small sweetness as well as a little bit after white tea.
With time, the anise becomes a little bit stronger, but still remains in the background. The flowers develop a light, dry stuffness, which is not as "serious" here with this fragrance as with some other fragrances, where you have the feeling that you can't breathe any more he he he :D
No, here it smells generally quite nice, and the great tea note seems to round the whole thing off a little! It stays that way until the fragrance evaporates.

The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is average to rather unobtrusive, it can be smelled from close up, about further away but no longer noticeable.
The shelf life is okay, you shouldn't expect much, but four to six hours are in it, depending on skin and dosage.

The bottle:
The cylindrical bottle, slightly bell-shaped at the top, is fairly simple, has no label (the name is placed directly on the bottle) and is filled with a slightly greenish scented liquid. The cylindrical lid is chrome-plated and you can see the brand name in large letters on its side. Everything very simple, nothing special, almost functional.

Okay, so that's that smell too, hey hey. Oh, I just see this was my first Molton Brown! Unbelievable, I have seen this brand here so often and always thought that I had already tested some of these fragrances! At the risk of you tarring me and feathering me (bah, how disgusting that is safe in this heat!), I must have confused Molton Brown with brands like Molinard or Montale!

Anyway, Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise is a nice, lovely scent with a dash of delicious white tea, which smells pleasant and looks quite springlike, and is therefore also a scent for warmer days. Whether it is wearable on the very hot days, everyone must know for himself (since he also comes across slightly stuffy every now and then).
Due to its "bright" charisma it is in my opinion rather meant for the day, whereby this is always a matter of taste.

The Sillage and the durability are rather so la la, but who likes smells with lily of the valley and tea, can "sniff in" here times
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