Now I don’t consider myself to be a fragrance snob but I do have to admit the isle of cheap fragrances at the drugstore is one I’d like to avoid. Call me judgmental but I just don’t find them attractive at all… HOWEVER my unexpected love for The Master Perfumer Oriental Summer No.11 fragrance is one story I felt like I needed to share, especially for those who – like me – couldn’t even bother to have a look.
Let me just start off by saying I had absolutely no idea what the price range of the fragrance was prior to trying it. Sure, the packaging looked simple but that’s a bit of a trend these days now isn’t it? The fragrance of Oriental Summer No. 11 itself is just the perfect scent for a summer evening; with notes of orange blossom, jasmin and vanilla orchid. I would describe it as a mesmerizing blend of oriental flowers, sweetness and a hint of spice. It goes on quite heavily but fades throughout the day. The scent itself felt rather familiar but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. The scents of The Master Perfumer are actually created by ‘noses’ of big luxury fragrance brands, which might explain their similarities.
I finished mine but am sure to pick it up again in the future. If you love YSL’s Black Opium you will surely like this one as well. Also good to know; they are cruelty-free and vegan.
The Master Perfumer Oriental Summer No.11 EDT (15ml) – € 4
Available at Kruidvat (BE/NL)
PR sample offered for consideration