in search of the mimosa
Anyone who knows me knows that mimosa, not only in its fragrance, is a great favourite among plants for me. Actually, she leads the list of lovers before the rose.
The sweetness, which is muffled by a certain astringency - not covered -; the fragility of the leaves - whether as mimosa or acacia - and the yellow spherical flowers: all this stands for mimosa for me!
But where is she with Prada's Infusion de Mimosa?
For my sensation it is dominated, if not even killed by the powerful star anise aroma!
I admit: I also avoid star anise in my kitchen; I don't like this certain scratchiness. Neither sweet nor hearty.
There are only a few fragrances where I can bear this spiciness. That's what happens.
So the mimosa is pushed into the background during the fragrance creation named after it - too bad!
Instead, a fresh, again very slightly synthetic mandarin is placed on the side of the star anise: both probably want to demonstrate their cronyism from the Christmas recipes here.
Only a full-bodied rose fragrance can compete with these two; this makes the fragrance softer and less scratchy.
The spell that makes up mimosa for me simply does not exist.
I'm very disappointed!
That doesn't mean "Infusion de Mimosa" is not a portable scent. Anything else would just be unfair!
Very clean, very pure he plays around the wearer. The memory of a soothing bath followed by a generous fragrant body lotion gift comes to mind.
The illusion of the long time of freshness, cleanliness is conveyed quite well here.
Despite all the bizzing I can feel through star anise and mandarin, "Infusion de Mimosa" is full-bodied and has an average shelf life of a long time.
Whether the price/performance ratio is right, I do not like to judge.
It turns out again here that I have great difficulties with some of the Prada fragrances, even if they come from a similar series.
However, I personally resent it in this case, as here the mimosa was "castrated".
Why does this fragrance bear the name of a plant/flower, which then has to stand behind a spice?
There are certainly also lovers for "Infusion de Mimosa"; I will put my bottling to the Wanderpröbchen.
Of course I would be happy if she would come to one of her sympathetic people!
I'm sure this fragrance would have deserved it - but not with me!