Neroli, also known as the Orange flower, is the blossom from an Orange tree. In the spring time the blossoms are hand-gathered and extracted for the beautifully scented oil it contains. Lisa Hoffman Beauty has highlighted the fragrance in her eau de parfum Tunisian Neroli.
All of Lisa Hoffman’s fragrances have an enchanting story, and this one is Tunisian Neroli:
“Lush coastlines are foiled against the vast Sahara Desert. Like the landscape, Tunisian Neroli juxtaposes modern sensuality with ancient mystery. The rich-floral scent of Tunisian Neroli combines Ylang Ylang, Golden Amber, and Neroli Blossoms with Lemon and Buchu Leaf creating a rich, sensual aura of opulence.”
Sensual is a great description for this fragrance, maybe even borderline sexy. It balances sweet, citrusy notes with those of deep, oriental musks. I also detect a faint woodsy smell in the mixture. I love the way the different notes play together all at once and don’t necessarily come in waves. Such a complex scent, and one that will likely appeal to the masses.
I have always been drawn to feminine, musky fragrances. Something about the bold, enticing nature of citrus and musk really draws me in. The power of a scent is an amazing thing, and when I smell or wear a fragrance like Tunisian Neroli it reminds me of the early-stages in my relationship with my husband. Memories such as the playful seduction of a first kiss or the comfort of being cuddled up watching a movie.
Lisa Hoffman Beauty is sold on her website as well as HSN. Tunisian Neroli retails for $65 for a 2 fl oz bottle. The scent also comes in a variety of other products.
What is your favorite type of scent, and to what memory does it take you back? Let me know in the comments below. Writing this review has taken me to a state of daydreaming and sentimentalism, and I hope reading it caused the same reaction in you! I hope that you share with me some special memory that you tie your favorite fragrance to.
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