WHAT I SMELL: Wow, what an opening…Riveria Lazuli is instant sunshine combined with bright, breezy and juicy lemon citrus. This amazing opening would make any cloudy day turn sunny in a second. The bright and energized opening sails right into a lightly herbal woody backdrop. Here, the sun meets the Riviera coast with cedar lined trees hugging the top of the hill. I’m not sure how they captured the essence of the coast and put it in the bottle, but Rivera Lazuli is like taking a mini vacation with just a couple of spritzes. After some more time, the brown sugared guaic wood meets a very light immortelle as the perfume becomes less sunny, but more sophisticated. It’s as if the perfume moved from day to night. The combination of the guaic wood and immortelle is very spellbinding. Each of them can be a bit too much on their own, but they really compliment each other here evening out each of their harsher aspects. In the end, Riveria Lazuli wraps up the sun-tinged day and quiet evening with a lightly sugared woody ember.
Riviera Lazuli Notes:
Top notes: lemon, cypress and bergamot
Middle notes: sage, cedar and guaiac wood
Base notes: immortelle, balsam fir and incense
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: The French Riveria…bien sûr!
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE RIVIERA LAZULI: bright, sunny, delightful
BOTTOM LINE: Riveria Lazuli is one of three perfumes in the new Riviera Collection, along with Pomelo Riviera and Riviera Drive. All are perfectly suited for the warm weather and each provide their own characteristics of the sunny Riviera. All in all, they are positively perfect for a quick vacation when all you can do is reach for a bottle of perfume!
- Bone Rating: 3.5 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Woody Aromatic
- Nose: Marie Salamagne
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: Approximately $185 for 100 ml eau de parfum.