Hedonist Absolute by Viktoria Minya 2019

Hi Posse, Viktoria Minya kindly sent me her latest absolute collection samples. They arrived in an uber glamorous black card box with gold lettering. The samples aren’t spritz so I first dabbed to see how that wore before decanting into a spray. Recently I got to interview Viktoria Minya for Perfume Posse. Hedonist Absolute is the first to pique my fancy and I thought you’d like to meet it too.

Hedonist Absolute by Viktoria Minya 2019


Hedonist Absolute by Viktoria Minya 2019

Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Jasmine, Orange blossom, Jamaican rum, Birch, Tobacco, Vanilla

Deep, dark, rich and intoxicating. a boozy sweet concoction that is outrageously over the top in my current 40C+ heat. The opening is like an overture where you get to smell EVERYTHING before Hedonist Absolute settles down to show you its parts. An exciting entrance to a bewitching fragrance.

Rum and tobacco face off against white flowers and vanilla and all over the smoky, burnt darkness of leathery birch. We are offered the olfactory representation of a dance and a symphony. Different players take the lead and sometimes fight it out for dominance. It’s a white knuckle, cliff hanger of a ride. I’m never sure what will be the main note and then I realise that everything gets an even shot, with different hefts and nuance, right through the life of the fragrance.

The dry down is an interestingly dark leather vanilla, SO GOOD!

Hedonist Absolute is totally unisex, quite fragrant for the first couple of hours and then it softens off but not to a whisper. You will remain scented and have a beautiful village for half a day before it becomes more intimate.


Hedonist Samples

Imagine a radiant white floral like Elie Saab layered with the resinous stewed fruitiness of earlier Serge Lutens. There, you kind of have Hedonist Absolute, now give it a dark, brooding menace that’s both gothic and glamorous. NOW you have it. This shit is amazing, I’m seriously wanting a bottle……..

Does this sound like your cup of tea?

Portia xx




Portia also writes for Australian Perfume Junkies

  • HeidiC says:

    Wowwwhttp://www…this sounds like very much my thing! Swoon-worthy! Sounds a bit like a more floral Habanita? Anyways, will definitely have to hunt down a sample!

  • Ann says:

    Oooh, this sounds amazing! Thanks for the great review, dear!

  • Cassieflower says:

    Oh yeahhhh, I’ll have a pint of this please, bartender. Sounds fabulous.

  • Cherie says:

    Just ordered a sample because it sounds perfectly naughty!

  • Rustee45 says:

    I feel so naughty when I wear Hedonist (the original) and its sisters, which are really the only ones of this type other than Botrytis in my entire collection.  I’m excited to try these new absolutes and will be ordering that sampler.

  • MMKinPA says:

    Well that’s going on my list.  By next January when my no buy ends it will be a mile long!

  • March says:

    AAAAAH I WANT THIS SO MUCH.  Off to see if Patty’s got it on StC….

  • Eldarwen22 says:

    I remember when the original was just released and bought it unsniffed. I enjoy it but don’t wear it often. The crystals in the bottle are awesome but it means less juice.  If I am going to drop over $150 on a bottle,  I want the bottle to be filled with 95% of perfume. I remember Une Rose Vermeille had that going on for a while. I will be seeking this one out to test though.

    • Portia says:

      Hey there Eldarwen22,
      I wonder if the crystals were accounted for in the bottle size? Interesting. Hedonist Absolute is definitely worth a sniff.
      Portia xx

  • Tara C says:

    Sounds fabulous! Wish I had ordered a sample, but I do have the Rose and Iris Absolute samples on the way.

  • Richard Potter says:

    I really enjoyed it!

  • Shiva-woman says:

    This sounds like everything I love! Bring on the dark smokey booze–but the secret password was Serge Lutens (the woods and plum-wine days). I’ve got to try!

    • Portia says:

      Hi there Shiva-woman,
      It’s so nice to see you here.
      Yeah, fingers crosssed my experience and yours are similar. It’s terrific on me.
      Portia xx