Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Lilac Dreams - The Garden Bath

Lilac Dreams
Flower Garden Collection
The Garden Bath

The most realistic lilac you'll ever find - not perfumey at all. If you just close your eyes, you'll feel like you're surrounded by blooming lilac bushes with butterflies flitting from flower to flower.

This perfume is exactly what it claims to be - a very simple, almost single note floral. I don't really have a lot more to say about it. Generally I am a fan of The Garden Bath (whose scents do tend to be fairly simple, and that's not a bad thing), and have been for a long time, but this one - while pretty enough - just didn't do much for me at all. It's very reminiscent of a Yardley perfume - you know those ones like Roses, Lily of the Valley, etc? I like Yardley perfumes quite a lot (it's the daggy old lady in me), but I don't own any because I would just never wear them - although weirdly I do own The Garden Bath's Fresh Roses and I love it. I think Lilac Dreams would make a nice soap or lotion, or even a home fragrance, but as a perfume it doesn't grab me.

2/5 Pleasant, but nothing exciting.

Day 23!


  1. Ick, a single note floral, and lilac of all florals! The horror! I would hate this, I just know that! :)

  2. Sometimes simplicity can be refreshing :) I own a similar single-note-ish floral... The travel size of I am a Danilion by CB- I Hate Perfume. It is so amazing! And I loved the scent description. I just wish the bigger sizes didn't cost an arm and a leg. :( I am hoarding it for special occasions, haha.

    I also, like you, enjoy single note rose perfumes.. But only when I'm in the "mood" for them. :)

    1. I agree - I like simple florals on occasion, but I just don't wear them very often because I have so many other 'interesting' perfumes.

  3. I like a floral single note occasionally but like you, I prefer them in bath and body products.
    I have never tried anything from the Garden Bath. I really like their prices!

    1. Great customer service too - it was one of the first Etsy stores I ever bought anything from, so I have a soft spot for it. :-)

  4. uughh! Sorry to disappoint you on Garden Bath...they are so low priced because they just repackage straight scents from wholsale scent suppliers under their great artisanal perfume work there. Ophelia's Apothecary used to do the same thing. However they do fill a niche.