Yves Rocher Secrets D’Essences Neroli: Hmm…About Neroli…

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 I recently ordered a set of minis from Yves Rocher and included in that set was a cute little 5ml bottle of Yves Rocher Secrets D’Essences Neroli.  The Secrets D’Essences is a superb range  and frankly, you can’t go wrong with any of them.  The standard is higher than the low price would lead you to expect.

Sadly, I didn’t get on with Secrets D’Essences Neroli as I simply don’t like Neroli on its own.  I’m not saying this is a bad perfume, but it’s not for me.  I prefer my Neroli in a choir, rather than doing a solo. If you are a Neroli fan, you have found a real treasure here and I wholeheartedly recommend it.

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So why  am I not taken with it?  Well, there is the faintest hint of orange jelly in the background, then some white petals desperately trying to get in the door ( and I really want to let them in, but they are too weak to barge in). Then there is the honey, which I always, without exception, find too sickly in perfume.

So if oranges, honey and  a flutter of white petals is your thing, then this is a safe bet.   If you like your Neroli next to sturdier ingredients, then this is probably not for you.  Don’t forget about layering though- this would be good with musk or a green scent over the top.  If you’re on the fence, you can buy a purse spray on the Yves Rocher website for just 7GBP.

10 thoughts on “Yves Rocher Secrets D’Essences Neroli: Hmm…About Neroli…”

    1. Hi megan

      Oh I could never deny Yves Rocher is anything but a bargain! I love the brand and even the stuff that’s not my cup of tea is still excellent quality!

      I also like that you can get most things in a purse spray so if you’re not sure you don’t have to spend to much to try it out.

  1. They sent me one of those wet-wipe samples of Neroli, and it smelled like a bracing citrusy shower gel in that form–I didn’t get any sweetness at all. I love orange blossom, but I haven’t been moved to blind-buy even a mini of it. Your review suggests that was a good instinct, although I don’t mind honey.

    1. Thank you Laurels! I also had some of those tester tissues and they’re not great but they do give you an idea of what the FB will be like. I do like Neroli, but not on its own. You sound like you have similar taste to me!

      1. I can’t yet appreciate a soapy floral the way you can, and because my mother is fond of lily-of-the-valley, I think of it as smelling like her, but we do seem to have some points of agreement. (Speaking of LOTV, that Boss Jour Pour Femme still doesn’t seem to have made it over here.)

      2. Oh laurels I know what you mean about scents our mothers wear. Sadly I can’t wear anything my mother has worn. It just feels wrong somehow. A scent has to be me, not her. Unfortunately she loves perfume so the list over the years is quite long.

  2. Odiferess (a big fan of this one) sent me a sample and I thought it was pretty darn good for the price – I will take my neroli any way really!..It did fall a bit soapy and flat after a while, but had a strong bright opening – it could give Castile a run for its money, I reckon – money being the operative word!

    1. Hi Vanessa,

      Thanks for dropping by. It’s very good for the price. I am a big fan of Yves Rocher- high quality and very good value. I like to think that I can recognise quality even when something isn’t quite “me” and this has quality in spades.

      best wishes
      Samantha

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