A cheap and cheerful scent which, judging from its price, looks likely to be discontinued soon. There was certainly a surplus in my local bargain store, and I am always on the lookout for a frugal fragrance.
I am a firm believer that smelling good needn’t cost the earth (although sometimes its worth it!) and occasionally, through the debris of cheapo scents available today (I am still traumatised by an impulse buy of Charlie Blue *shudder*), there shines a little gem.
Having said that, I’m not sure this is a real diamond, but its certainly respectable enough to introduce to your mother. Whilst the peony is sweet and flowery, the dryness of the Iris kind of sobers it up, so what you get is a floral that’s not too girly to wear to the office, but rather grown up and sensible.
The drydown is sweet and powdery however, with hints of a Coty L’Aimant flanker that I have in my possession called L’Aimant Fleur de Rose. The powdery floral base is similar in both.
I’m not sure I would buy Black Iris and Peony again, but its pleasant and I like it enough not to list it on eBay the same day as I bought it. (Are you listening Charlie Blue? You vile effort, you! Be gone!). However, for 3.99, I may well let another bottle of Black Iris and Peony land in my basket next time I am buying toothpaste.
Pleasant enough, no harm done and it’s NOT a fruity floral, so hooray for The Sanctuary! Not a bad job. Not a bad job at all.