If you think a scent based on cherry blossom would be a delicate wisp of a thing, prepare to be swept off your feet by Blossom Love. Amouage is a niche fragrance house established by, you know, the Sultan of Oman. It has some pretty amazing and exotic offerings, and you can consider Blossom Love their gateway drug – it’s heady, slightly boozy, definitely intense but feminine at the same time. After a soft powdery opening, the hero cherry blossom note is matched with deliciously rich amaretto, the slight bitterness of almond contrasting beautifully with sweet blossom. Rose liquor gives further, opulent depth before a soft-as-suede dry-down of vanilla and tonka bean that catches the richness of the heart notes and prevents it becoming cloying at all. A masterful floral gourmand for grown-ups.
Amouage Blossom Love is available in Australia from Libertine Parfumerie