Hello Posseeeeee!! Portia from AustralianPerfumeJunkies bringing you something brand, spanking NEW, micro niche, artisan, small batch perfumery that is both lovely and affordable. Done by one of my favourite very little companies, A Wing & A Prayer. Straight up I will tell you that Jane Cate from the company has sent me this sample and that I am predisposed to love it because I have tried quite a few of their fragrances and loved almost all of them to the point of purchase. There are three new scents coming out over the next short while and I am going to introduce you to the first, which is already available on their A Wing & A Prayer Etsy site(<<JUMP).
Lace by A Wing & A Prayer 2013
Jane Cate has sent me these featured accords and information: Earl & Lady Grey Tea leaves are tinctured in perfumers cane alcohol.
Top: Meyer lemon, mint, bergamot
Heart: Nutmeg, ginger lily, geranium, lavender
Base: Vetiver, labdanum, clove
WOW!! That citrus and mint opening is very bright and herbal, it smells like crushing the leaves of both in your hands and grinding zest at the same time. It’s fresh and alive and POW knocks dreariness and dolldroms out of site. It doesn’t last more that a few minutes at that intensity and then it begins to become spiced, with a floral/herby masculine feel that will be killer on the ladies. It reminds me slightly of Gucci Envy Pour Homme, GORGEOUS!! The geranium continues with the minty fresh feel but everything else is blended into a very beautiful, herbal gourmand, foody but not sweet. I am loving how the nutmeg comes and goes through this lovely lavender herbaceousness, now you smell it and now you don’t. Like an olfactory hide & seek. At about the 1 hour mark the whole of Lace starts to settle beautifully and I have no idea what a Ginger Lily smells like but I am getting a spicy white-ish flower floating across the fragrance that could be it.
Photo Stolen HowToGarden
Ha Ha HA!! It’s TEA! I can smell the teas. Now that I’ve got them they have been there all along, I’m just too dumb to notice. AWESOME!
The clove begins to move itself front and centre about now, not photo realistic but an extremely interesting fragrant nod towards clove that reminds me of the Bouquet Garni that I throw into Pumpkin Soup during the early stages of its simmer. I completely miss the vetiver but slowly, slowly the labdanum makes its entrance, giving light and warmth and a cosiness. Lace lasts extremely well for a natural perfume, which are notoriously short lived, and I still have lovely traces of it wafting warmly up my sleeve at the 5 hour mark.
A Wing & A Prayer sells 1oz or 30ml of Lace for $75 at their Etsy store
Did you also know you can buy Lace in a 3 x 4ml Mini Sampler Set from Etsy with your choice of the whole range for only $10? Currently my 3 faves are Lace, Berkeley and Big Sur. Try them for yourself.
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