Miller Harris Coeur de Fleur: A Peach


 This may be the first Miller Harris that I wouldn’t be tempted to buy.  I love the brand, the quality of the ingredients and just about every scent of theirs that I have ever smelled.  However, Couer de Fleur has a couple of ingredients that I find too sweet.

 Top notes are Sweet Pea and Mimosa, which can be almost too summery and honey like for my taste, but to other noses, it can be English Country Garden.

Middle notes are Raspberry and Peach, which I think is where they lost me.  I have a real problem with Peach and cannot like it in any perfume, even the legendary Mitsouko, which I would wear all the time if they did a Peach free flanker (I know, I know sacrilege!)

The bases notes of Couer de Fleur are Vanilla, Musk and Jasmine, although I found the Jasmine comes out quite early on.

All in all, it was possibly the honey like yellow Mimosa that started to put me off (I was quite enjoying the Sweet Pea), followed by the Peach and Raspberry together (which makes a lovely Peach Melba sauce, but I don’t want to smell like one).

I will say that it is very good, but not to my taste.  I would recommend you try it if you ever stumble across it as you may have a different view, but this one’s not for me.

4 thoughts on “Miller Harris Coeur de Fleur: A Peach”

  1. I’m totally with you on peach. Apricot, strangely, is a whole different business. But so far the only peachy perfume I’ve really liked is a sandalwood and peach solid stick from Crazy Libellulle and the Poppies (they’ve gone out of business). Somehow that worked; in a parallel way to Feminite du Bois’ cedar and plum, I suppose.

      1. Agreed Bryan, but I find apricots darker and less sweet. For instance Andy Tauer recently used apricots in Rose de Kandahar. If he had used peaches, it would have been a totally different perfume.

        I do take your point though, I guess it’s a the same story as raisins and grapes.

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