WHAT I SMELL: Vohina opens as a rich, smooth honey laden floral. It’s warm and slightly “bathtastic” as it feels like it’s suited for bath oil beads rather than perfume. I think I am smelling the lavender at the base, but it’s very muted which is nice as lavender can often times dominate a fragrance. As the fragrance develops the honey becomes deeper and the fragrance warms and it loses the bath oil characteristics. Around the 30 minute mark a woodiness comes out that seems to dry the fragrance without losing the lovely florals. After another twenty minutes or so, the honey get’s a bit sharper and that creates an almost hairspray kind of edge to the fragrance, but it doesn’t detract from the overall fragrance. I find Vohina to be very soothing, peaceful and relaxing and a fragrance that could easily take the tension out of the day.
From the Huitieme Art Parfums website:
A sunny afternoon in the fields, velvety and floral with peach tree blossom and lavender honey resting on golden hay.
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE VOHINA: comforting, peaceful, unassuming
BOTTOM LINE: This was my first foray into Huitieme Arts and it was a pleasant surprise. Vohina is not earth shattering, but you don’t always need an earth shattering fragrance. To me, it’s perfect for just knocking around on a spring or summer day.
- Bone Rating: 3.5 out of 5 possible bones
- Scent: Floral
- Nose: Pierre Guillaume
- Classification: Feminine
- Expense: $125 for 50ml EdP