Heya Perfume Posse! Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies here and today I’m looking at a scent, Mimosa Pour Moi, that reminds me of winter here in Australia because we call mimosa “wattle” and it is in fact an Acacia (Acacia Pycnantha (literally “of dense flowers”) is the floral emblem of Australia). Today’s fragrance had passed me by completely till just recently, coincidentally the wattle has been blooming here too reminding me of the smell because we used to pick it near our family house, the one that I am back living in now. The memories are wonderful, like photos.
Mimosa Pour Moi by Anne Flipo for L`Artisan Parfumeur 1992
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Mimosa, violet leaf, vanilla. cassis (leaves and bud of blackcurrent)
Mimosa Pour Moi is a softened, prettied up mimosa. There is very little of the honeyed/urinous/human copulation bent that can so often be a part of the mimosa fragrance story, here we have a clean and bright version of mimosa, a cucumber freshness that sparkles but still keeps the fluffy powdery-ness. Mimosa Pour Moi jumps off my skin in the first whiff all green, sappy, just been cut-ness of the cucumber skin forward but surrounded by a snuggly blanket of mimosa. Victoria writes of the flowers being far away from you and the scent carries on the breeze, if mimosa/wattle was a heftier scent then yes but it hits me more like sitting in a vase of fresh water in the same room as you but not within hands reach. I too get a very slight warming to almond but absolutely none of the animalics. The sweet/tart/green hit of cassis is also clean and well aired, and floaty. Vanilla is a shy one in Mimosa Pour Moi, it is there and not there, a powdery hum in the background that could be more almonds or maybe vanilla, amorphous and indefinite. About 2-3 hours later, depending, and gone. I can respritz or choose something else. Though the life is short that is a good thing sometimes if you like to change your fragrance throughout the day, and if you need some more Mimosa Pour Moi you can.
Photo Stolen WikiCommons
It reads like I don’t like Mimosa Pour Moi, you’re right, I love it. It is sweet and pretty, generally not really my style, but it’s full of memories. If ever I move to another country I will take this to remind me of winter in West Pymble when I was a kid running around the creek, bush and ex-quarry that starts one street from this very house that I find myself back in so happily, surrounded by friends who have become my family, pets and perfume.
Further reading: The post that urged me to grab a bottle myself when I found and liked it: Bois de Jasmin, What Men Should Smell Like and Alyssa Harad
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This video reminds me how Mimosa Pour Moi by L`Artisan Parfumeur wears, it’s clever, pretty, fun and joyful: also when you get to the end you want to play it again. It is definitely missing some base though, no prob-lem-o and no harm done because for what it is, it is absolutely purrrrrfect! Please enjoy an accapella, except for cups, Cup Song.
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