Today’s post is a collaboration to share with you the new Michael Bublé fragrance, Peony Noir. They very kindly sent me a bottle of their newest addition to the ‘By Invitation’ range to try! But don’t worry, I remain 100% honest and impartial! As always.
In my time on this Earth, I’ve only found 2 or 3 fragrances that I really love and keep going back to. I’m extremely fussy. I don’t like anything that’s too sweet or overly floral and that seems to be the fundamentals of most female perfume. I like mine dark, deep, kind of fruity and woody. I can try 50 and onlykind of like 1 of them. So I’m a tough contender and truthfully wasn’t expecting to love this.
Before we get into it, I checked with them beforehand and I’m happy to say that this is confirmed as cruelty-free and is not sold in China. Hurray!
LET’S START WITH THE AESTHETICS
Elaborate bottles are nice to look at and everything, but I end up feeling you’re paying for the design more than you are the product. So I kind of like that this is simple. I love the sleek, round, black ombré bottle with the rose gold top. It’s unique, elegant and represents the actual fragrance itself really well.
Their website describes Peony Noir as “an inviting mix of sweet rose and orange blossom, combined with base notes of sandalwood and cedarwood”. I personally don’t pick up an awful lot of the sweet rose, it’s there, but it’s very subtle. But like I said earlier, I don’t like my perfumes overly floral. I do however get the sandalwood, orange blossom and a hint of vanilla.
I would describe Peony Noir as deep, romantic and quite playful. My husband says it’s natural (what he means by that is that it doesn’t smell synthetic), fresh and enticing. It’s not overpowering either, which is great for me. I’m apprehensive to try new fragrances because they can often trigger headaches and migraines, which I didn’t experience with this. Does anyone else get perfume headaches or is it just me?
I’ve been wearing this for about a week now and really do love it. I Googled the “notes” of those I wear regularly and they are extremely similar. So that explains why I’m so fond of it. If you want to know what those are, just drop me a message and I’ll tell you.
Unfortunately, a lot of fragrances don’t last. You pay all this money for something and it’s gone within half an hour, and that annoys the hell out of me. The biggest culprits tend to be “celebrity fragrances”, so yeah, this smells amazing but does it have longevity?
Yes. Yes, it does.
What I really like about this is that it’s beautiful to start with, but as the day goes on it kind of blends to you. It mellows out and you may not notice it but others definitely do. You’ll also get a reminder as you move and get another wave. I could definitely see this as a signature scent for this reason because it’s always there. I feel like those are the ones that you always associate with someone.
It’s gorgeous. It really is. It ticks all of my boxes and I think they’ve created something really special. It’s got layers to it, depth and even though it’s an “evening fragrance” I could, and have been, wearing this all day every day.
curious to try the others in the range, because if they’re as pretty as this they’d make for perfect Christmas and Birthday presents. And I know we’ve all got at least one of those coming up
I’d love to know if you’ve tried any from the ‘By Invitation’ range. If so, which is your favourite?
Until next time ♡
☆ This post was in collaboration with Michael Bublé Fragrances ☆