WHAT I SMELL: Moon Bloom opens with a lightly mentholated tuberose and heavenly sweet jasmine. And oh what a pretty opening it is! It’s lightly creamy and rather green as if the tuberose and jasmine are spilling over in streams of white surrounded by the lush greenery bouquet. Incredibly hypnotic, I can’t seem to stop sniffing my wrist as I never want this incredible white floral dream of an opening to end. After around 5 minutes a spice makes its way in as the mentholated aspect of the tuberose starts to disappear. There’s a hidden sweetness in the background like a light bubblegum which adds a small spark to this narcotic floral. As the fragrance continues to develop, it becomes spicier, yet cooler and more tropical as the ylang ylang becomes more prominent along with a hint of coconut giving the fragrance an exotic feel. Even with this dose of tropical, Moon Bloom never manages to go in the direction of a heavy state of pure tropics which it easily could have. Instead, the fragrance remains big, yet somehow restrained. In the end, Moon Bloom settles into a floral spiced gauze of a fragrance. You should note however that there is some powerful projection in play here, so a little goes a long way.
From the Hiram Green website:
Moon Bloom is a lush and elegant tuberose themed eau de parfum. Tuberose is a tropical night-blooming flower. Often referred to as ‘the mistress of the night’, tuberose is an admired theme in perfumery because of its soft and creamy but also powerful and narcotic aroma.
Moon Bloom includes generous amounts of tuberose absolute, jasmine absolute and ylang ylang. There are also notes of coconut, leafy greens and hints of tropical spices and resins.
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE MOON BLOOM: intoxicating, rapturous, narcotic
BOTTOM LINE: I have struggled with tuberose for years, but I think I have finally found “the one” that has allowed me to love this elusive (at least to me) white flower. Moon Bloom is incredible. And even more incredible is that this is perfumer Hiram Green’s debut fragrance and an all natural perfume as well. Even the bottle if simple excellence at its best. This is talent personified. Mr. Green will have a hard time topping this beauty which is now going on my must have list! But there’s no hurry on the next release, as I’ll be swimming in Moon Bloom for a good long time.
- Bone Rating: 5 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Floral
- Nose: Hiram Green
- Classification: Feminine
- Expense: $165 for 50ml EdP
Sample courtesy of Indigo Perfumery.