Reviews: A Chypre Double Header!

It’s Thursday, ruled by the planet of luck Jupiter and am feeling super grateful. Rather auspiciously two reviews of two of my chypre perfumes have appeared on my radar today.

The first is Ida’s Part Two review of Gracing the Dawn where she shares her impressions of the new solid. Via this tweet by Patty at Perfume Posse: More Perfume Crack Roxana Illuminated Perfume Hedera Helix I came across Tom’s delightful narrative: Roxana Illuminated Perfume Hedera Helix.

Enjoy dear hearts, if you have sampled these fragrance please add a comment so that others can hear your very insightful points of view. After all, you are the heart and soul of why these nature perfumes are created. If you enter a comment over there I will enter you in a draw for a sample of Hedera helix or Gracing the Dawn solid. Please leave a comment here or send me an e-mail that you left the comment. Wafting my gratitude to Ida, Tom and each of you.


  1. Hello Roxanna, I received my sample of Gracing the Dawn in very good time, a few weeks ago. I have been sampling it when I can close my eyes and savor the wonderfully addictive scent. For some reason as I take in the scent my eyes automatically close. I do not have the experienced nose to identify the complexity of the combined ingredients in this precious dainty little pink pot of heavenly scented beeswax.It smoothes on my skin like silk, the scent is feminine, a little bit flowery, with a freshness and sweetness of forest air. I love it! The packaging is so pretty; it was the most special little surprise to receive. You are an amazingly talented perfumer.Kindest regards,Brenda Bloomfield

  2. Those are both such lovely descriptions!I left a couple comments, Roxana.This is what I said of Gracing the Dawn: Recently I received Gracing the Dawn solid and am in love with it! It is so lovely, soft and sweet yet so complex. It really is beautiful and there is an airiness about it somehow that is hard to describe… like the flutter of fairy wings. : )

  3. Hello again Roxana, I would love to leave a comment but the link you provided does not work. Could you provide another? I am not familiar with the site so a direct link would be great!

  4. Hi Mz Bloom,Here is the direct link to the Hedera review on Perfume Posse: here is the direct link to the Gracing the Dawn review:I tested each of these links before putting them in the post and here and here in the comment: they work for you. If you go to Perfume Posse directly you can scroll down a few posts. Fragrantica will be more challenging because it is such a huge, complex site.http://perfumeposse.comhttp://www.fragrantica.comThank you so much!!

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