French perfume. Doesn’t that just symbolize and resonate elegance, sexiness, and timeless classic beauty? How can a few effervescent drops of a scent invoke a cultural sensuality that signifies desire? A fragrance can affect your mood and evoke desired responses in those around you. This is the allure of pure parfum.
I’m actually contemplating the next time I can seek out a larger bottle which I can reach for easily, every time I want to smell like the gentle scent of roses, lingering lightly on my skin.
Since they are pure fragrances, without any synthetic scent compounds, artificial preservatives, parabens or phthalates, even those who are prone to headaches or allergic reactions are able to wear these perfumes.
Giving perfume can sometimes be difficult as a gift, but what makes Acorelle perfumes different is that you can think of the person whom you have in mind, and decide what they would most like to feel as a result of aromatherapy. You can give the give of relaxation, energy or harmony in a bottle.
These tiny vials in this trial set, that Acorelle is giving away to one lucky TheLadyinRedBlog reader, come with atomizers make application easy. Since the fragrances are infused with natural, essential oils, a small amount is all you need to enjoy the scent. It applies cleanly without any oily residue, and dries quickly so you don’t need to worry about it getting on your clothing when getting dressed afterwards.
One vial will last for 2-3 days if you spray on a light mist twice per day. I know this, because I tried every fragrance so I was able to pick out my favorites and tell you my thoughts on each.
One of the best things about this sample set of small vials of exquisite parfums is that you have the ability to select a fragrance at your fingertips depending upon your mood and preference on a given day. It also makes it easy to select a favorite fragrance (or two) so you can later purchase a full size bottle with the confidence that you’ll enjoy it to the very last drop. (I don’t know how many times I think I like a scent in a store, buy a bottle, and then I’m disappointed with how it wears throughout the day and wonder what I’m going to do with the rest.)
To find out which Acorelle fragrance is most likely to invoke your emotion of choice using its natural aromatherapy powers, you can take a look at my first scent-sual impressions of each below. After all, who can’t use some energy, harmony, or less stress in their lives?
And afterwards, before you leave to go shop for your favorite at Whole Foods or online, don’t forget to enter the contest below because you may be the lucky one who gets to treat themselves to a trial set. Happy Giftmas!
Douceur de Rose (Silky Rose): harmonizing
Since I had such a positive experience with the first floral fragrance, I jumped right into Douceur de Rose (Silky Rose) which I’ve already told you is my favorite. It’s rose mixed with geranium, lychee, freesia and raspberry, so that’s why I wasn’t overwhelmed with a total rose takeover and the scent gradually enveloped me with a gentle floral-powder like sensation. You won’t smell like you jumped into a rose garden; but you will smell like a prettier, lighter version of rose petals that gently graced your skin.
While you would expect this to have an intense rose oil fragrance it's more floral than just plain rose and slightly more subtle. I find it’s more of a clean-showered scent rather than a true floral. It’s great for when you don’t want people to know that you’re wearing a perfume but you want them intrigued why you smell better than soap and clean laundry mixed. As for Douceur de Rose - it's my favorite. As the fragrance wore on throughout the day it definitely provided an olfactory soothing sense. I enjoyed smelling it on my own skin. I did not have to reapply it either. It was long lasting. It's definitely my favorite fragrance in the collection.
Jardin des Thés (Tea Garden): energizing
I figured since my deadlines weren’t going anywhere the next step was to energize so I reached for Jardin des Thés. There were definite citrus and slight spice notes; this was not calming or soothing. The words energizing and stimulating come to mind as it awakens your senses. If you like a light, citrus scent then this is for you. The effects are invigorating right out of the vial.
Rêve de Lotus (Lotus Dream): relaxing
This is a sweet floral fragrance, sweeter than Douceur de Rose. I like it – perhaps because I’m partial to florals; but this fragrance is much lighter. If you like a barely detectable hint of flowers on your skin, you’ll enjoy this one. As you would imagine, when you are dreaming, you are in a calm state of mind, which Rêve de Lotus soothingly delivers.
Patchouli Essentiel (Pure Patchouli): fulfilling
This is not straight, strong patchouli oil. Actually, I don’t find it that close to a classic patchouli fragrance at all It’s lighter and has a bit of a floral scent to it, rather than spice. I’d call it a beginner’s patchouli.
Absolu Tiaré: balancing
This fragrance is the cleanest of the scents. Truly, it smells as if you just walked into a house that had just been cleaned. It’s not a harsh, chemical smell, but rather a gentle clean smell.
Fleur de Vanille (Vanilla Blossom):comforting
Fleur de Vanille is a very subtle scent. There is just a hint of vanilla; it's not your typical vanilla fragrance that reminds you of cookies baking. If you like very subtle fragrances this is for you. It’s a barely noticeable waft of vanilla and since it’s all natural, it doesn’t smell a think like those horrific artificial vanilla-scented candles and lotions from other brands.
Infusion de Néroli (Citrus Infusion):soothing
The name of this fragrance confused me a little as I picked up notes that were very woodsy, but clean. The base notes of sage and cedar were definitely prevalent. Maybe it’s just my sense of smell that wasn’t able to really tune in the citrus in this scent. Infusion de Néroli is stronger than most of the collection and is the longest lasting.
Terre de Cèdre (Land of Cedar): encouraging
This parfum is nice and I found it instantly soothing. It’s supposed to evoke encouragement, which to me, reminds me of baby powder mixed with light floral scents. The scent is not overpowering and gentle as the day goes on.
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