Gorgeous head, synthetic base. It's in the basenotes that a perfume reveals her costliness, heft, swank and gravitas. No way around that. Nov Floffles Total sitting in front of a fire place in dead winter, with a glass of red wine in your hand, wearing your favorite cashmere cardigan and a black lace nighty. Perfect date night or winter fragrance. Miss Cherie brightens Euphoria up, just a little.
Nov Martaynd I've had my bottle since its launch. I was searching the net for ideas for a new fall fragrance and Euphoria was mentioned in several articles. I am a Tom Ford fan and wanted a Noir de Noir kind of fragrance.
Revisited my full bottle of Euphoria and I am pleased. It is fitting the bill. Its dark and cozy. Its casual and comfortable. Sometimes you want to smell good and not bring out the big guns!
It's and I still haven't gotten a bottle! I would encounter this stuff everywhere smelled some paper samples and smelled on a woman and wasn't impressed. It wasn't until Christmas two years ago when my friend received this as a gift from boyfriend. I felt like this deep rich mahogany sophisticated scent was not her type as she usually goes for pink Paris hilton-ish juicy cotoure-ish type scents modern muse-ish type scents and I thought it was too masculine in her.
So as I had always hated Euphoria but never tested it on myself. So as I was sitting in her car I snuck a spray. I sprayed myself and was like WAIT This smells good on me.
No unsettling flower or girlish notes just a deep rich sexy sophisticated smell Oriental and maroon. Low and behold it is a dupe of Euphoria so picked that one up as I was being cheap. But I feel I am ready for my Euphoria as well as the Euphoria deep.
I wonder what took me so long to investigate this fragrance. Probably because it was a women marketed perfume and not my choice for a lady but for me! One spray two tops and distribute to pulse points is enough. This starts out with a loud blast of pomegranate and persimmon that immediately goes into orchid and the base notes. It seemed the mahogany came in along with the orchid actually. Later, it dries down to a mahogany musky scent, slightly powdery from the violet, with a little sweetness from the orchid that still remains.
That why I said to not overspray. In moderation, this is a beautiful and mysterious scent that leaves a lasting impression. This is much too strong. I have not tried the eau de toilette version to know how that is. Oct Daisy I love pomegranate. This is very cloying and smells like something even my grandmother wouldn't wear. This should be unisex. The florals smell somewhat intoxicating. I love this smell, it differs from the mainstream-florals and it can not be mistaken for any other scent.
It is perfect to wear on the bare skin, with dark, laced underwear and only then get clothed. Like hidden sexiness under all your clothing layers, only people, who come very close can smell this scent.
This makes me feel confident and feminine. I will also get a couple of flankers to use them as crowd-pleasers, like Euphoria Blossom or Endless Euphoria. But this one I will always keep to treat myself.
Rose "Euphoria" is a structural, spiritual beauty. The deep, resinous woods that dry down to an ashy, dry sweetness like some long cured, burled wooden box full of ancient treasures, maintain a steady hum -- almost like a vibration -- throughout the entire wear of the scent, top notes to bottom.
There isn't any patchouli listed in "Euphoria" but the blend does have the feel of a dark, patchouli based fragrance, mahogany being a good substitution for those who love the depth of patch but aren't as keen on the soil-like richness of the note. The mahogany is deeply resinous but dewy. The opening is sparkling, yet liquored, like the tart, jammy sweet pomegranate note has been steeped in cognac for long enough to "sterilize" it but not long enough to saturate it into a jellied mush: There is still a crispness to this dark, red fruity note.
Enter the wine-like orchid note. If it weren't for the ethereal, slightly sugared violet and breezy musk blend that refreshes and cools it off, you'd think you were sniffing a glass of merlot perched on a branch in a dark, Eden-esque primal rain-forest. There is a shadowy, velvety nature to the orchid note that benefits from the hint of sweet, metallic frost supplied by the violet.
Together, these notes dance around each other almost like two botanical specimens spinning in glass orbs, representations of the essential "wild" beauties of viriginal woodlands of the globe, East and West, North and South. And there is a very Japanese temple garden, 's East-Meets-West, "back to the garden" feel about "Euphoria".
I can almost see the bare, mahogany planks leading up to the gates of the pagoda, in a setting of garden growth that almost looks like it wouldn't dare step out of the boundaries of Ikebana and bonsai.
This is contrasted against a spare, English garden; pine green, English yew hedgerows against stone walls, stone pathways and stone carvings, with the occasional violet peeking up from behind a mossy stepping stone. In both these scenes, the day is gray, moist but not unbearably cool and there is a sweetness on the breeze, of caught molecules of piney woods landing against comfortably dampened skin. As to be expected from this brand, "Euphoria" is a study in the elegant spareness of unfussy fashion, fashion that's built on key lines, streamlined structure and high impact imagery and not gimmicks.
Just as a stone veranda makes every gown worn on it look a little, more stunning, so does "Euphoria" cast an impression of elegance and wisdom over those who wear it, regardless of if you're wearing it while in jeans, a ball gown or a lab coat. It also inspires a feeling of solitary introspection in places of monuments, sacred or historical. There's something to that "lotus" note or the ingredients blended to mimic the impression of one. The fibery, slightly aquatic "lotus" impression always adds an elemental, ethereal feeling to any blend it's included in.
In the context of fragrance it reminds us of the impact of simple but memorable contrasts in fashion that's built to last.
Nothing is more complex than breaking things down to their most uncomplicated, elemental form. Avoid if you very much dislike woodsy, earthy blends. This is a subtle woods blend but still distinctly so.