Grasse Experience is one of those perfumes that is almost worryingly cheap but still smells good. They are out there, and you have to be selective, but good quality perfume can indeed be had for song.
Regular readers will no doubt be familiar with my adage that you don’t have to be rich to smell good. Jean Yves Grasses Experience made by Milton Lloyd Cosmetics for World Class is a great example of this.
Fans of Clinique Aromatics Elixir will certainly enjoy this smellalike, with its aldehydic opening and its rich finish replete with vetiver, patchouli and clove. The notes are very similar to Aromatics Elixir, and it has a wonderful powdery traditional feel about it. The differences lie in the fact that Grasse Experience doesn’t have the same resonance or longevity as the legendary all-day long Aromatics Elixir, but for a mere 4.99, its unbeatable and you can afford to top up. However, this is no puny weakling- its still there for a good four hours.
There’s more to come from Milton Lloyd this week as I have other treats in store- including a Tweed flanker and a Chique flanker. I always welcome low price perfume ranges that dare to be different and don’t go down the most obvious crowd pleasing route, so watch this space.
Jean Yves Grasse Experience is available on Amazon.co.uk