I don’t do many fragrance reviews but I want to feature one of the best deals I got from the Sephora Black Friday in 2014: a gorgeous set of mini Nest roller ball fragrances. In the last few years, as this brand has really taken off internationally, you probably would have seen quite a few Nest Fragrance reviews. It’s a company that makes candles, home fragrances and perfumes. Sephora started carrying Nest maybe about two years ago? Next Fragrances are “inspired by the works of 18th Century British artist Mrs. Mary Delany” and creator Laura Slatkin “collaborated with master perfumers to translate these works of art into luxurious fragrances that capture the essence of each of the botanicals that adorn the products’ striking packaging”. The bottles, the full sizes especially, are indeed striking, I’ll give them that!
Sadly this little trio is no longer available, but there is a new Nest Limited Edition set of seven mini Roller Balls which contains three of the scents featured here, Midnight Fleur, Indigo and Dahlia & Vines in addition to Amazon Lily, Paradise, Passiflora and White Sandalwood. It’s a fantastic deal at $34.00 USD. Also, it seems to be a Sephora exclusive because I haven’t seen it anywhere else. If any of you have seen it sold elsewhere be sure to let us know in the comment section below!
Midnight Fleur (The Crowd Pleaser): I call this one the “crowd pleaser” not necessarily because of its popularity but because the inclusion of notes, to me, seems to try to cover the widest range of preferences. Exotic woods, black amber, patchouli, night-blooming jasmine, and vanilla orchid create a scent that is almost like combining one of the popular Marc Jacobs fragrances with something like Dior Poison. I smell floral, a little spicy, then sweet (from the vanilla) with a powdery dry down. It is described by Nest as sensual, intoxicating and bold, and while I agree with the first two adjectives, this scent is not one I’d necessarily place in the “bold” category.
Dahlia & Vines (The Familiar): Of the three fragrances in this set, Dahlia and Vines is probably the most traditional. It is distinctly floral with notes of dewy daffodils, peony, and rose. However, it is not an overly sweet floral, perhaps due to the “essence of garden vines” (grapes). This makes is somewhat more unique. Also, the rose notes are done extremely well – crisp and clean. The company’s description is on point here: elegant, classic and romantic.
Indigo (The One): This is me in a bottle. Pepper. Fig. Woody. Citrus. Anything sweet and spicy – I’m sold. With notes of moroccan tea, kashmir wood, black cardamom, wild fig and bergamot, you might think you’re reading the description of man’s cologne. And the scent does verge on masculine. But there is a sophisticated, clean sweetness from the fig that makes it irresistible. I get a distinct whiff of licorice upon initial application but the scent becomes increasingly fruity with wear. This one won’t be from everyone but it is truly warm, aromatic and mysterious.
Have you tried Nest Fragrances? I’m really interested in the Candles now!
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