Today Trish, of Scent Hive, and I are sharing our takes on two MCMC Fragrances perfumes: Hunter and Garden.
Garden is a blend of red thyme, myrtle, lavender, lemon, and bitter orange (via).
For me, it instantly conjures the peaceful atmosphere of an herb garden, calm but still buzzing with life. The thyme is very apparent to my nose, as is the lemon. I don’t generally like herbal perfumes much for myself — I like herbal notes, but when they are the focus, I usually find the perfume isn’t feminine enough for my taste. In Garden, there is a softness in the base and to the lemon note that give the perfume a rounder, almost floral quality. The lavender is very gentle, more like a breeze wafting in lavender. I can imagine that Garden would smell great on a guy.
What strikes me about all the MCMC Fragrances I have tried is that they all have a very pure feeling about them. Perfumer Anne McClain blends in a way that allows each of the notes to “sing” clearly and distinctly, so the effect is almost like wearing an essential oil — but with more delightfully unexpected twists and turns. In Garden, this is especially apparent as the lovely, full herbal opening gives way to a quieter and sweeter drydown of lemon sugar.
Garden is available at MCMC Fragrances. Half the proceeds benefit Ananda Harvest, which you can read about on the MCMC Fragrances website.
Be sure to read Trish’s post at Scent Hive for her review of Hunter.
Rating is 2.5 which is between “Perfectly fine, but not for me” and “I like it!” Why? Because although I love the way this perfume smells, objectively, and I think it works as a perfume, I don’t find myself reaching for it or craving it.
Disclosure: Samples were provided to Trish by MCMC fragrances. Neither of us is financially compensated for anything we’ve written, and opinions are all our own.
Image courtesy 232 Designs.