The nature of scents (1) – Fragrances by Weleda
Hello my friend!
Great news! I absolutely love the cream shower gels by Weleda, as you might know. Not only because of its creamy texture but of its awesome scents. When I heard, that three of these product lines (Wild Rose, Sea Buckthorn and Pomegranate) now also contain a perfume! So I started searching for a store where I could smell these new fragrances.
Fotunately I found them in our pharmacy, beautifully arranged:
The orange sea buckthorn line always had my favorite scent, so I tried it first. As I expected it smelled just like the cream shower. I applied it on my left wrist and „grenade“ on my right one. Both, „grenade“ and „rose“ smelled a bit too herbal for me, so I bought the orange flacon.
In the evening something strange happened: My right wrist with „grenade“ on smelled beautifully, all the herbal scents were gone and there was just a beautiful sweet and warm scent left. I decided to put this scent on my wishlist and to visit the pharmacy again to find out what „rose“ smells like after some time. Luckily weleda sent me all three as pr-samples, so I was able to test them for this review. :)
Jardin de Vie
The collection of perfumes are called „Jardin de vie“ what means „garden of life“ in french. It contains three different scents: "Citrus" (sea buckthorn inspired), „rose“ (wild rose inspired) and „grenade“ (pomegranate inspired). They cost about 19,95€ and contain 50ml. The ingredients are alcohol and perfume from essential oils.
The packaging reminds me a bit of the boss-orange scents because of the height and the color gradient. I like the weleda design a bit more, because it is minimalistic though pretty. Also they look incredible in the sun:
The only thing I don’t like that much is, that their color looks very similar in low light condition, so it is hard to find the right one fast. Even though the flacons have different colors, the orange liquid makes them all look nearly the same. But that’s only a problem if you have many of them and the name is written on every perfume.
Happy, fruity and motivations, these are the words coming into my mind while smelling “citrus”. The main components are warm tangerine, fresh grapefruit and sandalwood. This is my favorite scent of all three and is perfect for starting into a great day but also to relax in the evening, as the perfume gets more sweet and less fresh from hour to hour.
This scents makes me think of my childhood, because I once got rose-scented letter paper for my birthday and I wasn’t able to stop smelling it. Its main components are noble rose, slightly fresher wild rose and exotic ylang ylang. It smells a bit herbal but after some time on my skin just a warm and flowery hint of scent is left. Just like walking through a rose garden. A great scent for days where you need some harmony.
Sweet scents like vanilla just suit to me, maybe because they fit to the scent of my skin. “Grenade” is exactly like this: Sweet and fruity. The main components are vanilla, orange and davane. Like in “rose” there are also some herbal scents in here but they disappear after some time.
On the skin the scent changes a lot during the day and stays nearly until the evening (a slight scent is still noticeable on my wrists). Sprayed on clothes it stays much longer but does not change, it smells just like you applied it at this moment.
The scents exceeded my high expectations because the herbal scent at the beginning of “grenade” and “rose” disappears after some time. The price of 19,95€ for 50ml is also pretty good. So it gets 10 out of 10 stars! :)
Have you tried one of the new weleda scents yet?
Do you prefer conventional or natural scents? :)
Lots of love,