Masque Milano and Hiram Green have been two lovely new’ish perfume companies that keep making perfumes that I wind up loving. New releases – Masque Milano L’Atessa and Hiram Green Dilettante – from them have also wound up in the “love” pile, and both are perfect for summer. My summer is still without AC in my bedroom. Two repairmen, now waiting for a computer board to get shipped. I’ll be sweltering for at least another week to ten days or more.
Hiram Green Dilettante is that – a celebration of summer with notes of Orange flower, petitgrain, orange essential oil. A gorgeous, light, straigthforward, sunshiney perfume, it shimmers with light. This quickly became one of my top three orange flower perfumes, it just floats. It’s not complicated or layered, it’s beautiful and stays that way, and I love having beautiful perfumes to wear. It reminds me a lot of Shalini without the $900 price tag. Just $165 for 50 mls, which is practically free. I’ve become a huge fan of Hiram Green. This added to Moon Bloom makes me wonder why I haven’t tried his other perfumes. Need to fix that immediately.
Masque Milano is another great perfume house. They released Romanza this year – their narcissus perfume – and now have L’Attessa, centered around an incredibly buttery iris. Notes of Italian Bergamot, Moroccan Neroli, Champagne accord, Italian Iris absolute, Italian Iris Root Butter, French Iris Root Butter, Tuberose absolute, Ylang Ylang Madagascar, Sandalwood Mysore, Oakmoss, Leather accord. Leathery iris, honestly. I mean, it’s not that leathery on the open, it’s just really buttery and perfect, a little bubbly almost, and the leather sneaks in over time. A layered iris that I find perfect.
Listen, I put on Hiram Green Dilettante on one arm and Masque Milano L’Attesa on the other arm. These two together are even better than separate, and I think they are great alone.
So of course there will be a sample giveaway! I’ll do three sample sets of the two perfumes to commenters drawn at random. Which would be your fave of these two just based on notes or tell me what your favorite summer perfume is.
Winners of last week’s Waiheke Dreams carded sample giveaway – Luanne, Connie and Tatiana. Just click on Drop Us a Note at the top, send me an e-mail, remind me of what you won and get me your mailing address. I’ll send you a quick e-mail to let you know I got your e-mail and it didn’t land in a spam filter and then get it on the way to you. I only check Posse e-mail like once a week, so it can take a few days sometimes to respond there.