Hey there Posse. It’s not so often I get top brag about Australian perfume companies. Today then is a Red Letter Day. Goldfield & Banks was founded in Sydney in 2016 by Belgian – French, Dimitri Weber. In my collection are Pacific Rock Moss, Velvet Splendour and Wood Infusion. This week a new baby arrived, bought from a FaceBook Sales Doc, Southern Bloom. Wore it properly tonight to walk with Jin for dinner with friends and then to see LEAP, a new dance spectacular opening night. The room was packed and we LOVED it. It’s going to tour Australia, not sure about the world. Fingers crossed for you all. LEAP was definitely worth seeing.
Southern Bloom by Goldfield & Banks Australia
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Cassis, Mandarin Orange
Heart: Boronia, Coconut, Italian Iris, Jasmine Sambac, Ylang-Ylang
Base: Australian Sandalwood, Musk, Amber, Vetiver
Southern Bloom is captivating. That sharp opening, so refreshing and simple which opens up suddenly to a coconut/ylang tropical vibe. From cool shadow to warm beach sunset in the blink of an eye. That rich tropical zone lasts beautifully. Intoxicating is the word that keeps coming into my mind, intoxicating but not overwhelming. There is a softness, some air between the notes.
For me Southern Bloom has a lovely sillage, in fact it’s better as a waft than to my nose close up. When I wear it on my wrists and get surprise bursts of perfume it is a lift every time. When wearing large amounts on my chest and elsewhere I become nose blind to the fragrance much quicker.
While Southern Bloom leans traditionally modern femme it doesn’t seem out of place on me. If you love Songes or Bronze Goddess then I think you’ll also fall for Southern Bloom. It’s not the same but it is alike in mood, more restrained and a little more modern. Lasting power is average and projection a little less.
Could you Southern Bloom?