Ultimately, Noontide Petals didn’t work on me. Like his Miriam, I can appreciate it and likely would like it on others. I just personally don’t rock Aldehydes- whether from Chanel or Le Labo. I do find it an interesting scent- on me the opening is somewhat darker that the Chanel and certainly the Le Labo, with the magic “tauerade” notes front-loaded with the sparkly aldehydes. Where the Le Labo (sadly being discontinued) starts out happy and gets progressively darker Noontide Petals does the opposite on me. I think it starts out dark but gets lighter and sparklier as the frankincense, bergamot and vanilla add in the styrax and bright vetiver. The white flowers add to the retro-glam aspect of this- while it is unisex I think it leans far more towards the feminine. I’ll bet is smells fabulous on my Scent Twin.
Notes from Luckyscent website: Bergamot, aldehydes, geranium, Rose, ylang, tuberose, jasmine, Patchouli, frankincense, vanilla, sandalwood, iris, styrax, vetiver. Lasting power is excellent- I sprayed at around noon-ish and woke up to it the next morning. I really like this one, but like a slash of Jungle Red lipstick, I don’t see myself wearing it. A least not out to a meeting..
Noontide Petals is $120 for 50ML at Luckyscent, where I asked for a sample.