Bronte by A Wing & A Prayer

Helloooooo Posse! Portia from AustralianPerfumeJunkies with you again from Sydney, Australia! I have always liked to promote the small independents and today we are talking micro niche. Jane Cate the perfumer is doing fine work and you should check out their terrific sample set, check their Etsy store. Great selection of natural perfumes including today’s offering Bronte.

Bronte by A Wing & A Prayer: Natural Perfumery

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Featured accords:
Top: Bergamot, Pink Pepper
Heart: Turkish Rose, Tuberose, Linden Blossom
Base: Amber, Ambreine, Benzoin, Musk

I have the oil and it has a rich heavy quality that even in the bergamot and pink pepper opening reminds me of a beautiful heavy brocade fabric, colourful, dense, intricate and ornate. I think opulent would be a good adjective for Bronte, there is definitely a feeling of old world glamour and hints of depth already.

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The flowers in the heart are lovely and fresh, could be straight from the florist and have a little of the AC wetness feeling about them, still lingering. To be honest I can smell only bouquet, it’s probably my lack not the fragrance, though it could be a spicy rose surrounded by soft breathy white flowers and the cum-y sweetness of linden but I am being swayed by a note list. To me the heart of Bronte is a bouquet.

In a couple of hours we hit creamy amber dry down, here is where Bronte really shines. It’s a soft warm glow that lingers only about an hour but it is gorgeous. Like highly polished woodgrain it is deep, lustrous and dazzling but in the most elegant and refined way. I love the oil because even in a natural I am getting over 3 hours of definite fragrance, quite an achievement.

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A Wing & A Prayer has $15/3 x 4ml spray EdP or Oil SAMPLE SETS!!

Have you tried the A Wing & A Prayer range yet?

Portia xx

  • Flora says:

    I have tried many of Jane’s perfumes – one of her best is Haight & Ashbury from the Summer of Love project a few years ago – it’s the most delicious and wearable patchouli-based perfume I have ever smelled, and sexy too! I was privileged to test every perfume that was made for the project and I fell in love with it immediately. I also love her new green perfumes, Jade and Verde.

  • Jane says:

    Happy belated birthday, dear Portia.
    Thank you again for featuring Bronte Perfume . It is very much appreciated. I hope your Birthday was as special as you are ! May this year bring only happiness to you !
    Thank you again !

  • einsof says:

    i’ve sampled a few of Jane’s works and “cheery” has been spot on for most of them. i love the simplicity of the delivery, the obvious thought and whimsy which goes into the juice and the self marketing take on it all.

    she has a few rose ones i’m going to get my hands on one day.

    thanks for putting the spotlight on a small, talented house!

    • Hi there Einsof,
      I love getting the micro Indies. They often do fragrances that the big boys could only dream of. I love their whimsy and lack of regulation. I get the real deal from them, not to say I love them MORE than the others just differently.
      Portia xx

  • Ann says:

    Howdy, Portia! Hope you had a fantastic birthday! Thanks for mentioning this line; I tried a patchouli by her a while back that was quite nice, so I definitely need to sample this lovely Bronte, and so many others.

  • Sharyl Morris says:

    I won a small bottle of her Verde perfume and LOVE it. It’s a sharp, galbanum-heavy green, which I favor. I’ve since visited her Etsy store and want to sample about 90% of what I see.

  • Musette says:

    Hi, babydoll! Did we chat about this in LA? I have wanted to sample their line – it’s on my list. Thrilled to see Linden Blossom in the heart of this one! xoxoxoA

    • Hey Musette,
      We may have talked about this crew in LA. I like their fragrances, very nice and while being interesting and different aren’t too far freaky so they get lots of skin time.
      Portia xx