Published on January 24th, 2016 | by The Perfume Expert
Signature Fragrances Review
Signature Fragrances offers the luxury standards of a limited edition perfume at an affordable price for EVERY perfume lover!
I admit, at times I’m a bit of a superficial person and hence am a sucker for gorgeous packaging. And packaging is what first drew me to the new perfume house, Signature Fragrances from London.
The bottles are mini works of art and are hand-crafted crystal!
Impressive styling for those who love aesthetics or for those who are into collecting perfume bottles. But more impressive is how they produce such luxury at such high standards and quality at an affordable price!
Those of you who know your perfumes, know that bottles of this standard are usually reserved for limited editions or Baccarat Crystal one-of-a-kind editions from famous perfume houses. Something that looks THIS good is usually NOT your every day perfume found at your local department store at an affordable price!
And the quality doesn’t just stop at the bottle!
These perfumes use little to no alcohol, using pure fragrance oils that produce a long-lasting scent experience. Once again, I was stunned to see the use of pure fragrance oils used in a product with this price point! Usually pure perfume editions are priced over hundreds of dollars, but Signature Fragrances starting at just under £50 (around $72) for 6 ml!
As Signature Fragrances would say, “your perfume has the right to be smelt by others”. And certainly the founders Solomon and Yinka believe in the ethos of this company that everyone has the RIGHT to own a pure perfume!
Each of their gorgeous scents are housed in unique bottles and include 6 ml to 12 ml of exquisite fragrance oils of the highest standards, toting some of the longest lasting scents on the market!
The Signature Fragrances collection includes 17 gorgeous perfumes from five of the most well known fragrance families: Floral, Fresh, Sweet, Oriental, and Oud.
I had the privilege of trying two scents: Endure from the Floral line and Deja Vu from the Sweet line.
Soft. Powdery. Romantic. Feminine. Billowing with powdery Violet but a Violet facet that smells as if there is some Violet Leaf mixed in there as well which makes for a slightly metallic smelling Violet. So although soft and powdery, it also is quite fresh and clean.
A bit of an annomoly as soft powdery scents are usually warm and cozy, but instead Endure is more of a cool floral scent on my skin that is almost frosty in nature. Think of a Winter stroll in the crisp snow wrapped up in a thick cashmere scarf.
Along with Violet are other sweet floral notes of Jasmine and Rose. I’m sure the indolic Jasmine is also adding to the fresh tip-of-the-nose nature of this scent. Added sweetness comes from Vanilla, Mandarin Orange, and Black Currant.
The best part about this perfume is the hint of atmospheric Incense and Opoponax. “Endure releases all the sweet and calming notes to help the mind travel into utopia.” And the Incense and Opoponax notes definitely lead to this being a meditative scent. I would have liked to have seen even more of these atmospheric notes used to take me into bliss!
But when I close my eyes and smell that first cool floral sweetness like frosted Violet petals, then experience the swirl of Incense, Endure represents to me what clouds would smell like. Soft, yet refreshing and pure.
Gourmand as gourmand can be!
Dripping with decadence, this fragrance is a powerhouse of sweetness. Smooth nectar of the gods!
Silky Caramel, warm Red Amber, sweet nutty Coconut with the classic gourmand combo of Vanilla and Amber.
This is one of the best gourmand fragrances that I have ever smelled.
Yes, gourmand scents are supposed to be sweet edible fragrances, but I find most gourmand scents to be too sweet, too child-like and usually not sophisticated enough. Who doesn’t like the smell of fresh baked cookies, but to smell like a cookie all day every day came be quite overwhelming for you and those around you.
But not this gourmand scent! Deja Vu is a complex gourmand that has just the right amount of sweetness combined with the depth of Amber to round it out and prevent the scent from becoming too sickly sweet.
The best part about Deja Vu is the genius use of Coconut. You’d think that by using that note, this scent would smell tropical or like suntan lotion, but it DOESN’T at all! Instead the Coconut creates more of a fresh nutty nuance that floats over top of the rich Caramel and Vanilla notes. I believe that it’s the use of Coconut and Red Amber that prevents this gourmand scent from being too sweet.
It’s stunning, sexy, mysterious, and glowing. Although, not labeled as a unisex fragrance, it certainly could be with it’s richness and depth.
A great Winter scent as it warms the heart!
I was really impressed by these scents, their quality, complexity, and longevity. But I was more impressed with the company of Signature Fragrances as a whole. I think what they are doing, by bringing luxury pure perfume to the mainstream market without compromising in quality or the integrity of the art of perfume is commendable.
I can’t wait to explore more of their scents! Their popular Lurre perfume which is an exciting combo of Strawberry and Honesuckle will be next on the wish list!
If you would like to try a Signature Fragrances for yourself, learn more by visiting their website SignatureFragrances.co.uk
The Perfume Expert Rating
Summary: These gorgeous perfumes look and smell like a limited edition perfume but at an accessible price point for all! Exceptional quality and standards have gone into creating these pure perfumes. The bottles are highly collectable and the scents are to-die-for! They woudl make a perfect gift!