[unpaid/sample] I’ve learned from this fragrance that angelica doesn’t smell anything like I imagined it would. Somehow, I thought of it as a sweet, cloudy note – maybe cotton-candyish, but that couldn’t be further from reality. Somehow I’m disappointed because it sounds so delicious. I’m not in the least disappointed with the Angelica Florae juice which is so gently at home on the skin. At the beginning you get a fresh, herbal note that is sparkly green and soothingly earthy at the same time.
Angelica is known (now I know!) for its herbaciousness with peppery notes and clean spice – in fact, clean spicy is probably how I would categorize the opening of this fragrance. It settles down to a musky, woody, wettish sort of a tone. The fragrance is very much lifted by jasmine absolute and the rosier aspect of pink peppercorns that makes Angelica Florae a bit like the dawn lawn and the wakening flowerbed merged into one. You get a bit of everything all at once. There’s a drop of patchouli at the base but it’s the warming on the body that is the most exciting to me – it’s suddenly skin-like, warm, heady and intense. I think if you had this on your neck and someone leaned in for a hug, you’d have a hard time shaking them off ;-). Weirdly, I cannot find a stockist just yet for this fragrance although Debenhams has various Roos & Roos fragrances which are £88 each HERE.
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