Magnolia

Magnolia by elizabethW
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Magnolia is a perfume by elizabethW for women. The release year is unknown. The scent is floral. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Gardenia, Magnolia, Mimosa, Saffron, Sandalwood

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Scent

7.7 (3 Ratings)

Longevity

5.8 (3 Ratings)

Sillage

5.8 (3 Ratings)

Bottle

5.0 (4 Ratings)
Submitted by Cinna, last update on 15.09.2012.
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Everything I've ever dreamed of in a magnolia perfume!
elizabethW MAGNOLIA offers yet more confirmation of my longstanding belief that women have every business in the world smelling like flowers! My goodness this is gorgeous. Fresh, creamy, billowy magnolia petals. Am I smelling the other notes? Certainly this does not scream gardenia, and the mimosa may be contributing, along with the sandalwood, to the creaminess. I believe that I catch a very light waft of saffron in the background, but mostly this is all about magnolia.

I have not had too much luck with magnolia fragrances in the past, mainly because they are not in ready abundance. I believe that Guerlain claims to have used magnolia for the first time in a perfume in XXXXX? (was it L'Instant?). I tried to come to terms with Lanvin RUMEUR, but the caustic industrial chemical factory fumes opening was way too difficult for me to endure, so I swapped my big bottle away. And what a beautiful bottle it was! I'll have to pick up a mini at some point.

In any case, elizabethW is a totally obscure budget niche perfume house based in San Francisco. Most people have never heard of elizabeth W and probably never will because as far as I know they make next to no effort on the marketing front. (For years they were absent from the fragrantica database!) That must be how they can charge so little for their high quality fragrances, all of which have a similarly simple structure in common with MAGNOLIA.

Now, there are those who say that women have no business smelling like flowers. My take? They are all shilling for other perfumes! Coco Chanel, may she rest in peace, appears to have been the first to proclaim as a grand tastemaker that women have no business smelling like flowers. Why? Because she wanted women to smell like aldehydes and, more specifically, Chanel no 5!

For those of you lovely ladies who would rather be a Southern belle than Zsa Zsa Gabor or an Almodovar protagonist: elizabethW can help you to make it happen. MAGNOLIA provides everything I've ever dreamed of in a magnolia perfume.
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