WHAT I SMELL: Sorella’s opening dances on the skin gloriously fresh and green, like fresh picked flowers off the stem. The perfume is all about the season of spring and initially it feels like walking through a meadow that is flush with dewy cooled sparkling flowers. The perfume is incredibly feminine and absolutely delightful with an incredible amount of positive energy. As such, it defies you to be in a bad mood while wearing it. After a short while, the green stems that seem to release the soft florals as if they’re being crushed under your feet like cool grass, makes way for a warm buttery note that adds a soothing layer like that of a comforting lotion. As the perfume continues to develop, the young and fresh, moves to the more mature with a rounded tuberose coming front and center. It’s waxy consistency doesn’t contain any sharp edges as it seems to glean on the skin. At the same time, it’s met with a warm amber and rapturous rose. Sorella is a lady; but a lady who isn’t demure in the least. Instead, she shines with a beautiful confidence that can’t be mistaken.
From the Shelley Kyle website:
The Sorella Perfume is ideal for women who prefer floral scents that are subtle yet lingering. The combination of fresh tuberose, red roses, vintage gardenia and violet leaves provides a feeling femininity and control.
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: A young lady matures to womanhood.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE SORELLA: gracious, enveloping, radiant
BOTTOM LINE: Wonderful perfumes don’t have to be expensive and Sorella completely exemplifies this. The perfume is wonderfully layered and it unfolds like a beautiful story. And for you Linden lovers, Shelley Kyle’s De Ma Mere is an easy to wear Linden based perfume that every time I wear it, I get multiple compliments!
- Bone Rating: 3.5 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Floral
- Classification: Feminine
- Expense: $37 for 30 ml Eau de Parfum from the Shelley Kyle website. And the great thing about Shelley Kyle products is that for each of their lines, they offer a plethora of matching products from lotions to candles and everything in between. And just in time for Mother’s Day they currently offer 10% off and free shipping on all orders!
May 1, 2017 at 12:02 pm
Oh goodness, this sounds so pretty! Except for, you know … 😉
Anyway, where did you bump into this? You come up with a lot of stuff I’ve never heard of! Thanks for the lovely review.
May 1, 2017 at 7:39 pm
Shell Kyle reached out to me. I haven’t heard of them prior, but really like the fact th!at the scents are beautiful, inexpensive and easy to wear. What’s not to love?! And btw, the tuberose is not strong…I think you need to give it a try
May 1, 2017 at 1:32 pm
Thank you for this, Steve! I saw the word “Linden” and being the linden Ho’ that I apparently am, zeroed right in. I’ve never explored this range but will do so with abandon NOW!
May 1, 2017 at 7:41 pm
Robert…you don’t see a lot of Linden perfumes and I know a few who are mad about the note. At these prices, how can you not give it a try?!
May 2, 2017 at 5:09 am
Hey, why did you have to do it?!! 🙂
While I’ll probably pass on Sorella (though, I must admit, I liked your review and I like the name), I have hard time resisting linden scent… Had they offered samples on their website, I would have already bought them… 🙂
May 2, 2017 at 6:21 pm
I did it just for you. Sending a message via Facebook messenger!
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May 7, 2017 at 7:25 pm
This sounds lovely
May 8, 2017 at 5:36 am
A wonderful perfume for the springtime Hazel. In fact, it is lovely for anytime!