WHAT I SMELL: Flor de le Virgen opens with a soft sweetened pomelo that is quickly met with a lightly chewy jasmine. From the first spritz, the perfume is bright and full of light and energy. But as soon as the jasmine makes its presence, the citrus notes once again takes over. I’m glad about this as the citrus keeps the perfume on the lighter side. Well, as soon as write that, it seems that the jasmine wants to once again make itself known. But this time the jasmine is softer, more demure and jubilantly pretty with just a brush of pencil shaving olibanum. It’s here that the perfume seems to glide softly as it seems to ride a light breeze in the spring air. After quite some time, the perfume sweetens some more and moves towards the bubblegum with an undercurrent of white musk. In all, Flor de La Virgen is uncomplicated loveliness.
From the Boy Smells website:
FLOR DE LA VIRGEN is a bright and energetic combination of feminine jasmine petals and masculine musks, sitting in an abundant bouquet of pomelo, saffron, and deep resinous olibanum. Citrus, floral, and spice, this is a truly GENDERFUL™ scent made to unleash your inner god and goddess — transcend expectations and scent accordingly.
Top Notes: Pomelo, Lemon Rind, Fig Leaf
Mid Notes: Saffron, Jasmine Petals, Ivy Leaves
Dry Notes: Cistus, Olibanum, Labdanum, Clear Musks, Ambrox
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: Flowers on the wind.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE FLOR DE LA VIRGEN: soft, breezy, lighthearted
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT FLOR DE LA VIRGEN: Editorialist
BOTTOM LINE: Flor de la Virgen is my first foray into the Boy Smell brand and I really liked my “virgin” experience. The perfume is pretty, inoffensive and easy to wear. I would say that Flor de la Virgen is one of those scents that could travel anywhere and be worn on any occasion, including in the office. Who could ask for anything more from a perfume?
- Bone Rating: 3.5 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Floral
- Nose: Gil Clavien
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: Starting at $98 for 65ml cologne de parfum