THE new hype in town, Versatile Paris. I’ve been waiting for this brand to launch ever since Coralie, the founder, told me about it and sent me the samples. I knew that this brand would be big because they create unique and out-of-the-box olfactive concepts that smell awesome and with a new format! YES, all Versatile perfumes are in oil means they are alcohol-free!
Are you guys familiar with perfume oil?
This is actually my first perfume oil and I-AM-LOVING-IT.
The 15 ml brown glass roll-on bottle makes it easy to carry in my purse. En plus, it protects the oil from oxidation, so I can say, one bottle will last long! Another reason for it is this: you don’t have to apply so much because their perfumes are Extrait de parfum, meaning they are dosed at least 30%. Some of them are even dosed 32% and 35%. So yes, they are quite potent and long-lasting.
I realized that the final version, the one that we all enjoying right now, is quite different from the ones that I smelled before. This means, Coralie really did an excellent job in listening to consumers and reworking the scents. She truly wanted the best for us and indeed, is very serious and competent in what she’s doing. Bravo! I find it very inspiring 🤎
Now onto the scent.
I myself quite surprised that I bought Culot Thé because this was not my favorite at first. I was more into Croissant Café and Gueule du Bois. BUT, there’s something about Culot Thé that really caught my attention: it’s the citruses, the jasmine, and the osmanthus.
Culot Thé is unlike other tea and floral perfume.
The citrus notes is not the typical sparkling and bubbly citruses, instead, it is fresh, juicy, and mouthwatering. Following, the buchu gives a fruity touch while a bit minty and dirty, hence twisting it from being overly sweet.
You know, jasmine is not really my thing (I prefer the real smell of the flower), but, I thought, there’s something unique about this one. This is a jasmine that I like! However, after I wore this so many times while keep thinking about what makes this jasmine different and why do I like the jasmine here, finally I realized what actually drew me to it is not the jasmine, but the osmanthus. I smell osmanthus in it and after I checked, voilà, there’s osmanthus in the formula!
I always love osmanthus (By the way, if you are intersted in osmanthus as well, you can read my impression on one Masque Milano perfume called Times Square by following this link). The fruity, apricot, lactonic, and ionone-like smell in osmanthus, as well as the green and leathery facet in it. It amazingly combines with the animalic side of jasmine in Culot Thé. Moreover, the citruses and fruity notes in the top notes blend perfectly well with the animalic facets of the florals.
Me, as an Asian, am very familiar with jasmine and osmanthus tea. So it is not hard for me to instantly imagine a black tea while smelling this. Especially since the tea scent is quite realistic, IMHO.
Finally, I truly enjoy Culot Thé. Bravo to Coralie and the creative team who created this! 🎉 You can buy Versatile Paris online by clicking here and follow their instagram page @versatile_paris to see updates and their cool visuals 😉
Next on my wishlist is Croissant Café ‘cz I think it’ll be perfect for winter so I am really hoping to win it in #WFAnniversaryGiveway hehe ✌🏼