Today's Perfume: Red Currant by Votivo
Okay, so today's perfume isn't really a perfume at all -- it's actually a room spray by Votivo, a gourmet home-fragrance maker. The Red Current scent is apparently one of their most famous, and it smells so darn good that I couldn't resist using it as a perfume.
Red Current is a sweet fragrance bursting with luscious, ripe fruit flavour. Despite it's candy-like sweetness, it remains fresh and doesn't veer into cloying or synthetic territory. The driving note is the currant, but there is an acidic green bite to it which cuts through refreshingly. There seems to be a tiny touch of cream, and I detected a hint of powdery-rose, but other than that, it is a mouth-wateringly straightforward scent on me. Beautiful and uplifting -- good enough to eat!
I applied it pretty liberally this morning, and I can still smell it 10 hours later. It seems to last longest on fabric; my sweater sleeve is in Red Currant heaven.I didn't have any adverse reaction to using this on my skin & clothes, although you should of course be careful on sensitive skins and fabrics.
As a room spray, Red Current is lovely, if a bit fleeting. I have a small bedroom though, so it's perfect: I mist it a couple times in the morning, and by the afternoon, a pleasant hint of it lingers in the air.
Either as a fragrance or room spray, Red Currant gets a big thumbs up from me. A fantastic candidate for stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, or office gift-exchanges!