Hmm, what can I say about Mira Vanilla & Praline from NaturElle? I just have to dive straight in and say that wild horses could not drag me to wear this fragrance. I have, by and large, made my peace with vanilla but I cannot wear anything that smells of cakes so it’s a very hard pass for me. I like sweet fragrances but this one is just too foodie and synthetic. If you love that kind of freshly made marshmallow cup-cakes aroma (and plenty do) then it’s happy times for you – a floral undercurrent completes the picture.
Indra Santal & Mimosa is floral based – santal is taken from sandalwood which slightly cuts through the powdery mimosa notes with a warm and spicy note. It’s again very sweet but without the gourmand notes. It actually settled to something quite pleasant but I am not sure it would be a must try for fragrance connoisseur. However, on the plus, 13% from each fragrance sold goes to supporting women in the countries where the main ingredients are sourced. The bottles have wooden lids, the packaging is made from recycled agricultural waste and of course, it’s cruelty free. Thematically, the fragrances take their inspiration from Elle Magazine.
I feel that the NaturElle fragrances are entry point perfume – at £25 (at Superdrug) they’re competitively priced against other fragrances although personally, I’d wait til they’re on offer. I’m not sure the ‘natural’ aspect is explained clearly enough – I’m probably doing too much reading between the lines (it’s what I’m here for!) and while I understand about the sustainable sourcing of certain natural ingredients (rose, sandalwood, vanilla) I can’t quite get to how the other notes listed (mandarin, blackcurrant, raspberry for example) are sourced and how they all add up to a natural claim.
I feel that the NaturElle fragrances are entry point perfume – at £25 (at Superdrug) they’re competitively priced against other fragrances although personally, I’d wait til they’re on offer. You can find NaturElle HERE.
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