by Tonie Silver
Auric Blends first foray into 100% natural perfumery is a triumph! Supplied in dear little roll-on bottles that look great on your dressing table, these jojoba based blends are multi faceted and wear beautifully.
Pele is hot and spicy~ with a twist! Patchouli, cedarwood, and clove marry beautifully, to be grounded by olibanum~ but wait! The real magic here is the unexpected culinary addition of bay leaf! Gives it a real kick and a really beautious dry down. Dark. No cinnamon here~ but the synergy whispers of it. A really dark Oriental, after the fashion of Opium and Tabu. Very much recommended.
Siren starts out with a citrus top~ lemongrass, geranium, geranium, and palmarosa, and gets creamy with balsam Peru and ylang. Mellows into amyris. Very round bottom.
The sleeper hit of Auric Blends' Natural range is Tara. Unexpectedly delightful. Multilayed, changing, and tenacious. Like wearing a different fragrance all day long. Nice on so many levels. Prismatic. I'm addicted to this juice! Starts out green with bergamot. Candy notes. Dries down to a lasting mellowness. Cistus gives it the staying power. Recommended.Love flowers? Layla is for you. Smotherings of flowers, flowers, flowers. Gobs and gobs of them. Sweet, heady, and full. Powdery notes. Rose, orange flower, and boronia. Lingering sweetness. Beautiful and feminine.My contact at Auric Blends told me their intent is to go 100% natural with their whole range (they do synthetics as well); if these four are any indicator of things to come, expect great things from this company.
I encourage LPR readers to let Auric Blends know we want more of the same~ ditch those fakies, and come on over to the real side!