Last year Viktoria Minya presented us with her first perfume – Hedonist. The original perfume in all of its honeyed opulence has had me lusting after a bottle since its debut. Now I am truly in trouble. Viktoria Minya has given us three new perfumes from which to choose and they are all covetable.
“A romantic perfume for a graceful woman who cares for sensual luxury. The essence of this pure fragrance is the most expensive natural raw material of all – iris butter. Its cool elegance is laced with tantalizing notes of cocoa and blackcurrant absolute and crowned by a fine blend of musks.”
This is an elegant iris perfume. It opens up with a blast of citrus and blackcurrant which I love. Then the iris slowly moves in and tempers this invigorating start. It a cross between a cool and a warm iris. The blackcurrant is present throughout which makes the perfume have a somewhat juicy quality. It finishes off on a bed of musks which makes it smooth and comforting. Hedonist Iris is an iris that I can also wear in the winter. It is long lasting and comes in a bottle like the original Hedonist perfume but with clear crystals at the bottom of the flacon.
“An audacious perfume for a woman who recognizes the strength and allure of her own femininity, dominated by the most noble natural raw material – rose oil. The voluptuous body of this sensual elixir is tempered with the aroma of white wine and light ambery notes. “
The perfume opens up with a blast of citrus and rose. The sour notes are sweetened and the rose shines. I can see that this can be an idea of a perfectly chilled white wine. The later stages is when I come to love this perfume. It becomes rounder and slightly sweeter with a touch of amber. It is by no means a gourmand though. The drydown is a beautiful musky rose which envelopes me in rays of sunshine. Just wonderful. Longevity is excellent.
Hedonist Rose comes in a bottle like the original Hedonist perfume but this time adorned with pink crystals.
Eau de Hongrie
“This modern version of ’Eau de la Reine de Hongrie’ is inspired by the most noble of Hungarian dessert wines, the world famous Tokaji Essence. Delicate notes of honey and jasmine are crowned by smooth sandalwood to create a rich, enchanting fragrance.”
Eau de Hongrie is inspired by Tokaji wine which if I remember correctly is a lovely sweet white wine which is what I used to like. The perfume opens with sweetened citruses with undertones of honey and a bit of spice. It mesmerizes me from the get go drawing me in for a closer sniff. The jasmine is so delicate and with the honey-citrus-spice combo the perfume gives me a sense of warmth by a fire. I adore the bottle design and love this cozy perfume.
All three perfumes are wonderful additions to the Viktoria Minya line. I am whispering to Santa for any one of the four perfumes.
Have you tried any of these perfumes? Which perfumes have you whispering to Santa or your gift giver?