Spicy fragrances have been one of my saviours this year. For some reason that’s not quite clear (but which is possibly related to trigeminal rather than olfactory nerve stimulation) my parosmic nose can register spicy scents (and tastes) really quite well. So, when I discovered Library of Fragrance were bringing out a Cardamom perfume, I was super-excited.
Cardamom is one of my favourite smells (and tastes) anyway, so I was always destined to love this, but even so, I was a bit surprised by it. Expecting a sharp and pungent hit of hot perfumed spice, I was greeted with a soft fluffy cloud of warm cardamom-scented powder. Creamy and gently perfumed with cardamom, this is really lovely. It smells a lot more expensive than any £15 perfume has any right to, frankly.
Library of Fragrance perfumes aren’t particularly known for their lasting power, but this seems to last quite well on my skin, having a 3-4 hour wear time (which, compared to the 30-minutes to an hour I get from Clean Laundry, is nothing short of miraculous). I was hoping for a sharp punch of spice to use for layering over other fragrances that I have trouble interpreting, but what I got was actually a lovely fragrance in its own right, perfect for wearing alone. Can’t argue with that.
It’ll be in-store soon.
The Fine Print: PR Sample