Just entered the perfume market, Kelly & Jones is already launching a wonderful Notes of Wine Collection inspired by aromatic notes with the taste of different wines. Kelly & Jones Notes of Wine Collection encompasses five wonderful perfumes, however, they do not smell like wine yet they do capture notes and nuances that appear in certain sort of wines. These are really original fragrances with rare and delicate notes.
#1 Notes of Sauvignon Blanc blends “notes of yuzu grapefruit, starfruit, green apple and a hint of camellia flower. This is the lightest of the Kelly & Jones perfumes, but it’s not as weightless a citrus as I expected. As a matter of fact, it’s more of a sheer golden fruity thing than a true citrus. There’s something a bit metallic and green in the dry-down.”
#2 Notes of Riesling is composed of “aromas of fresh-picked white peach, anjou pear, bergamot and raspberry leaf. A surprisingly grown-up sweet fruity perfumes. Normally the combination of peach and pear would send me running up the vineyard’s hills, but I survived and managed to actually enjoyed this bottled summer day. Riesling is actually restrained in the way it uses the fruity notes- not cloyingly sweet and none of the generic cheap musk we find in many mass-market perfumes of the genre. It dries down into a quiet smooth wood.”
#3 Notes of Cabernet blends “spicy notes of pink peppercorn, ripe black cherry, and tobacco flower on a base of vintage leather. This might be my favorite of the collection. Cabernet opens up with a vintage vibe, not just the promised vintage leather, but also a sepia-colored image, an attic full of treasures, sumptuous dark cherry, and oh that leather!”
#4 Notes of Merlot “blends notes of red currant, mission fig, rhubarb and lovely candied violet. this is another mostly-fruit perfume, sweeter than I hoped, with the red rhubarb drowning any hint of fig, at least on my skin. Still, Merlot is pretty and easy to wear, it smells very modern, for better and for worse, and I wish it had much more of a base.”
#5 Notes of Chardonnay blends “sweet honeydew melon, vanilla blossom, crème brulee, toasted oak. I had to brace and fortify myself before first trying Chardonnay. A sweet melon is among my most hated perfume notes, and that might be an understatement. However, I ended up fully enjoying Chardonnay. I get creme brulee, pipe tobacco and cough medicine, in an oddly appealing balance. This is going to be a love-or-hate perfume for most, and I’m firmly in the “love” camp. I never met a creme brulee I didn’t like.”
The Kelly & Jones Notes of Wine Collection is available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum. They are all available online at KellyandJones.com.