Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Lilac Dreams - The Garden Bath
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.