[productsample] With reference to Graham Green, Violet Ida, Blousy and Brighton Rock take a literary inspired dive into 1930’s Brighton. You absolutely don’t have to have read the famous book, Brighton Rock, to enjoy them but I think its helpful to evoke the period of time and enhance the personalities of the perfumes.
Despite it being billed as full and voluptuous, I find Blousy soft and skin-like – the sort of fragrance I’d like to wake up to. It’s a mix of strawberry and rose with dark undertones – I definitely get some powdery notes, too – but it’s not overwhelming in the way that full and voluptuous implies.
It’s difficult not to let one dominate the other in a fruit and floral mix – woody notes give Blousy smoothness and somehow bring the two together in harmony. I find it a really easy wear in a way I wasn’t expecting it to – of the three in this series, it’s easily the most wearable although as with Violet Ida there are some subtle smoky notes in there too. 50ml is £75 so at that price you’d probably want to spritz it first. I know that Miller Harris offers a sampling service with 3ml for £2 and that’s definitely money well spent before you splurge.
You can find Blousy HERE.
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