This last month I chose something new and different to test for mypure, which had to wait for my cold to clear up before I could actually give it a proper review (hence why I’m only posting the review now).
Acorelle Fragrance Discovery Set
Prices are £9.99 for the Discovery Set; £32.99 for 50ml Eau de Parfum; and £22.99 for 30ml Body Mist
Acorelle Fragrance is actually the world’s first certified organic fragrance, and of course is completely natural (otherwise it wouldn’t appear on the mypure website). The range is based on the principles of aromatherapy, with each fragrance having been designed with delicate blends of essential oils to help lift your mind & spirit. The range has nine fragrances across three categories – Energising, Balancing and Soothing. The Discovery Set I tried included 2ml sprays of six of those fragrances, two from each category.
My sister and I had great fun trying each of the six fragrances and deciding what we liked (and disliked) about each one. Here’s what we thought and what it says on the mypure website about each one…
Wild Berry Eau De Parfum is a cheery scent that will lift your spirits when troubles arise, geranium, sandalwood, cardamom, and rose offer an instant pick-me-up. Additional notes include violet and green notes.
We were expecting something quite fruity but it’s not really. It’s subtle and pleasant.
The invigorating aromas of this Wheat Almond Eau de Parfum, are known to strengthen and balance your natural defenses and ward off oncoming sickness.
This is unusual, nothing like anything we’ve smelt before. Really pleasant, and was the one we both chose to wear.
White Orchid Eau De Parfum alleviates stress and anxiety with a calming blend of sandalwood, orange, vanilla, pear leaf, hawthorn, and patchouli. Additional notes include elemi, cardamom, lemon, clove, elder, iris, raspberry and bush peach.
Quite aniseedy really, not something that I particularly liked, quite strong. It reminded us of Refresher sweets!
This Amber Vanilla Eau De Parfum is velvety and earthy all at the same time, with feminine top notes of mimosa flowers, distinctive heart notes of almond, patchouli, and vanilla, and base notes of Peruvian balsam, Vanille Ambrée stands out from other fragrances of the same olfactory family. Recalling buttery caramel, powdery amaretto, and a faint hint of mossy woods, Vanille Ambrée has both seductive and energising properties. This is a captivating, dynamic perfume, and is not to be missed.
This is exactly what it sounds like – a vanilla fragrance. It’s really lovely, but not necessarily anything special.
Rose is the quintessential elegance of rose with a light, fruity facet of raspberry. A scent that will surely make you pause and smile. Feminine and romantic, yet youthful and spirited, Rose embodies a classic floral with an unexpected freshness and a sparkling edge. The lovely top notes of Bulgarian rosebuds and Egyptian geranium calm and soothe the mind, while freesia and raspberry base notes increase a sense of well-being.
Really strong when sprayed but much more subtle once dry.
Bamboo Lotus Eau De Parfum combines essential oils made of mandarin and bergamot and extracts of natural origin to calm and relax you. These properties are also known to promote rest so why not spray a little at bed time for a better night’s sleep!
Wow this is strong… we wouldn’t wear this as it was too overpowering for us.
If I was going to buy a full sized bottle it would be the Wheat Almond as first choice or the Wild Berries as second – or maybe the Vanilla because I have always liked the scent of Vanilla. Having said that the idea of these is that Acorelle have used the principles of aromatherapy when designing these fragrances, so maybe it’s less to do with scent and more to do with how I want to feel… but I still wouldn’t wear something that I don’t like the smell of.
It is a shame that the discovery set doesn’t actually include all the scents, but it still gives you an idea of what kinds of things Acorelle do when it comes to fragrance. And I have to say those little 2ml sprays are perfect for my handbag, saves me carrying a large glass (and expensive) bottle of perfume around with me. They won’t last long though, of course.
You can see the full range of Acorelle Fragrances on the mypure website here: http://www.mypure.co.uk/acorelle-fragrance-b157/.