Hey Posse. Yes, I know I’m late to the party. A manufacturers boxed sample of Wind Flowers came with a recent order from Libertine Parfumerie here in Oz. I bought some fabulous shower gels for Xmas gifts and they treated me like a king, 10 niche samples, only one of which I’d tried before. LOADS of fun and it will all be going towards my New Idea 2023. Woo Hoo!
I didn’t go looking for Wind Flowers because I’m really sad that Creed has retired the shield bottle and used a shitty, budget looking copy of the Chloé Nomade flacon. Whoever is in charge needs a throat punch, no, you’re right, zero tolerance for violence (except in movies and on TV). Whoever was in charge of this travesty should be walked, we’ll send your stuff along after you, thank you, this way please, yes you’ll get full severance pay and we will sue you to poverty for dragging our company down to this level of designer perfume bottle copies. Sorry, rant over.
Wind Flowers by Creed 2021
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Peach
Heart: Jasmine Sambac, Tuberose, Rose
Base: Musk, Orange Blossom, Praline, Sandalwood, Iris
Wind Flowers. I’ve been calling it Wind Song since it came out and have just realised now that it’s bloody Wind Flowers. GAH! I had to go back and change everything. Ha Ha Ha ha. Not off to a really good start are we? So let’s talk about how it smells…
Peachy, radiant white flowers, some sweetness and cream. Yes, it’s very wearable. Longevity is good, projection is quietly persistent. I can imagine Wind Flowers as a perfect wedding scent that can be remembered in the day to day without causing offence.
OK, so this is quite nice. Especially if you like the eponymous women’s Lalique from 1992. This is a less bombastic derivative shadow.
You do the math.
Wind Flowers sells for US$445 at Nordstrom.
Lalique sells for US$36 at FragranceNet
No, they are not exactly the same. Laique opens much bigger, bolder and more spectacular. The difference though is not big enough to make any real difference after the first 15-30 minutes. Also Lalique has a more growly baseline, so if you like to smell super clean the Wind Flowers version might be a better fit. After a couple of hours Wind Flowers collapses into a chemical soup and Lalique is still powering its beautiful self.
Sorry Creed, for this kind of money I want my perfume to smell amazing, new and niche.
I will add that wearing Wind Flowers three times into the public domain, every wear got at least one compliment. At work one night it was a real hit, with multiple people asking what it is. So, long after my nose says it’s a boring chemical mess it still smells beautiful to others.
I could imagine you owning Wind Flowers for day to day and when you want to smell low key. While retaining much of the same scent structure Lalique could be your suit of armour, stand out from the crowd, special occasion version.
Surrender To Chance has samples.
Have you tried? Did you like? If you haven’t tried Wind Flowers, does it sound good to you?