I don't feel as though I post about perfume very often, and I have a stash of little sample vials that has been accumulating, so, I think what I'll be doing is this. I will at random use testers, and once I have 7 used, the reviews will be posted in a list article. The order is the order in which I used them, otherwise the order has no meaning.
#1 Bvulgari Omnia Indian Garnet EDT
I like this one, but not enough to go out and buy a full size. It begins as a sort of orange zest which then, on drydown turns into a musky neroli. Pretty straightforward scent, seems summery at midday for me.
#2 Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline L'eau de Parfum
Same as above with how much I liked it. Begins with a sparkling grapefruit note that calms to a florally grapefruit musk. Kind of like laundry with a bit of Grapefruit?
#3 L'Instant de Guerlain EDP
Love! Begins with a note of crisp, sweet apple and quickly adds honey, vanilla and a very small bit of sweet orange to this. I'd say the primary star would be the vanilla. I know there are more scents in there, but it comes out as a delicious, sultry quartet on me. Solid, and well mixed perfume.
#4 Marc Jacobs Daisy
OK, yes this one has a long term spot in the perfume closet, but I just love the sweet combination of Violet and Strawberry.
#5 Aroma M Violet Geisha
This one was a surprise love for me, despite my obsession with violet scents, it is extremely simple. Imagine a field of fresh, earthy grass mixed in with the innocent allure of violets while enjoying a pip of delicious chocolate, all while embraced in silk. That is the impression I get from this.
#6 PK Perfumes Violet Chocolatier
I got this to see which was better between PK and Aroma M. I think for me, Aroma M won out. This is more of a French variation on the violets and chocolate adventure. It is a little stronger with a bit more complexity and bitterness from the cocoa and violet leaves rather than the flower. It is being in a little cafe with a lovely truffle and friends. While it is a lovely perfume, I think it may appeal to me more in a few years.
#7 Viktoria Minya Hedonist
This one was interesting and definitely an indulgence! It started out rich and champagne-y with a hint of rum and quickly dried down into a rich, seductive honey. Granted I only have a sample bottle (the cost of this is a little high for what it is in my opinion and is most definitely for packaging, which is gorgeous), but a fe drops was more than enough. If you are not used to strong scents, I don't recommend this one, but if your nose is up to it, this is as amazing as a tailor-made ball gown!