Scent Name: Pivoine Rose
Manufacturer: Ava Luxe Fine Fragrances
Scent Description and Notes: “Radiant Chinese peony blossoms are blended with notes of lush Bulgarian rose, May rose and sensual musks. A deliciously sparkling fragrance.
Notes: Chinese peony, Pink peony, Bulgarian rose absolute, May rose, Sensual musks, orris
FLORAL” – http://www.ava-luxe.com/site/pages/scentindex/pivoine.html
Oil Color: Clear.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard imp size with a black top and tester stick. The label features The name of the scent in bold situated horizontally across the front of the imp. Below that is the non-bolded phrase “perfume oil.” The back of the label features two Deco iris while the front of the label displays the name of the company, the website in smaller font, and an image of an Art Deco woman on what looks like a lily pad.
- ITI: I was anticipating rose being the foremost note, but instead, peony blossoms unfurl, revealing a lovely, sweet Bulgarian rose note in the center of the scent, while languid musk lingers along the bottom elements of the scent.
- Wet: The rose and peony vie for attention, yet there is a lovely dewiness about the floral notes that gives the scent a delicateness that I really appreciate. The musk once again emerges after a minute, but it’s gentle and subdued under the elegant floral notes.
- Dry: I’m honestly surprised by the longevity of this scent. Nearly 18 hours from application, I can still detect rose, peony, and musk. While the intensity is much reduced, the quality of each note is discernible and detectable enough to have a 1″ throw even now.
Other Impressions: None.