The other day I stumbled across a cache of perfume samples that I think were from the Posse’s event last year (which really needs to happen again- it was too fun to meet all of you and especially to watch Portia charm everyone in LA (she got samples out of an SA at Macy’s! In Century City!) In any case, one of the samples was from Providence Perfume Co, based in Providence, Rhode Island, near to where I grew up.
Why I didn’t try this before I have no idea. I love mossy fragrances and this is moss with a capital “M.” It’s also smoky, woody and almost chewy in it’s richness. But the best part for me it the delightful florals that dance over that dark, smoky heart: mimosa, rose and violet leaf are the ones I can make out.
The most amazing thing for me is that while it’s 100% natural botanicals, the lasting power is phenomenal. I got 12 hours out of it.
I’m really hoping to sample a few more of this line in the near future. It is so great that this county is dotted with people of great talent who will do what the big guns either can’t or won’t do: make art and not commerce.
Moss Gown is $37.50 for a 7.5ML travel size or $140 for a 1 ounce atomizer, and worth every dime.
Image stolen from their website. I assume they put the sample in the gift bags. I know I did not pay for them