Hedonist opens with the sweet, honeyed, and ripe peach notes
The animalic (indolic) facet from the jasmine peeks through at the top, giving a bold floral hook. At the same time, it also provides depth and dimension to the fruity accord. This animalic facet conveys a classic perfume DNA but more youthful, thanks to the fruity notes’ balance.
Hedonist fruity aspect reminds me of peach fruit’s flesh, smelling creamy and lactonic, with an illusion of sweet bubble gum. This bubble gum effect perhaps comes from a balanced combination between the peach and floral accord with vanilla. Interestingly, this bubble gum note does not smell sugary nor cheap. On the contrary, it enriches the floral facet and makes the whole scents come to life.
Hedonist’s floral character is beautiful and attractive
Glorious jasmine and osmanthus dominate the accord, smelling sweet and opulent. Together, they make an alluring and sensuous scent, with a touch of exoticism that is mysterious yet inviting. Osmanthus’ velvet and powdery facet intensify the luxurious feeling, yet it also gives a warm and delicate touch at the same time. Very classy and elegant.
In the background, there’s an earthy and smoky note that reminds me of vetiver. Although not very obvious, it gives an excellent foundation to the fragrance, adding tenacity and texture. Vetiver’s nutty facet goes very well with the creamy peach and opulent flowers. On the skin, it smells heavenly.
I can see myself wearing Hedonist for any occasion. However, I would prefer to wear it for night events because it smells bold and classy yet feminine and romantic. With a beautiful dress, chic jewelry, and proper make-up, I’m ready to smell good all night.
Smelling Hedonist for the first time brings back my memories of Grasse
My whole experience there is so fragrant. Grasse is so pretty, classic, and charming, very picturesque. As the capital city of perfumery, it carries fascinating histories in perfumery. I visited the perfumery museum and several factories that are open to the public, such as Fragonard, Molinard, and Galimard. In fact, Hedonist reminds me of the city’s smell and my visit to those perfume factories.
The artist behind Hedonist is Viktoria Minya
Originally from Hungary, she trained and worked in Grasse before coming to Paris to embrace her talent in perfumery, where she builds her company and creates perfumes based on her artistic nature and style. Today, she has eight perfumes in her collection that are available internationally. You can check her website for more information: http://www.viktoriaminya.com
Have you ever smell Hedonist or any perfume from her Viktoria Minya brand? I would love to smell Hedonist Iris next.