Velvet Splendour is like holding a large bunch of sunburnt wildflowers in both arms and pressing one’s face gently into it. An impressionist’s painting of a long drive through the open, breezy and cloudless countryside. The mimosa (wattle) tree bursting into bloom, marking the first sign of spring in Australia. Soft yellows are shaded against blue skies. The first inhale is an immediate mix of green stems, yellow blooms, cool air and warm light.
Top: Mandarin, Hedione
Middle: Mimosa Absolute Australia, Orange Blossom Absolute, Jasmine Sambac
Base: Australian Sandalwood, Patchouli, Haitian Vetiver, Leather, Tonka Bean, Oppoponax, Heliotropine
ABOUT THE BRAND
Created in Sydney by the wonderful and charismatic Dimitri Weber, the Goldfield and Banks perfume collection was founded in 2016 and heroes our incredible Australian landscape and native botanicals. After moving to Australia, Belgian born Weber fell in love with “Australia’s lush, aromatic and botanical beauty, it’s sweeping plains, turquoise fringed coast, ochre red interiors and harsh, dramatic landscapes” feeling compelled to create a perfume line that pays tribute to the extraordinary beauty of Australia”. Goldfield and Banks is a “luxurious and precious collection that is gender free, featuring exceptional pure and rare Australian essences and oils unexplored in modern perfumery. Combining centuries of French fragrance methodology, it is, quite simply a quest for the ultimate Australian olfactory experience”.
HOW IT WEARS
Velvet Splendour wears incredibly well on the skin. As with all Goldfield and Banks scents, this is a parfum extract so the sillage and longevity is very good – we get onwards of 12 hours. Velvet Splendour is complex and beautiful, we get a soft, powdery floral with deep, earthy tones to ground the scent. This is a great alternative and modern interpretation scents in the league of Chanel Number 5.
We absolutely love that way that Velvet Splendour captures the clear, fresh country air with its beautiful blend of flowers, earthy tones and what we think is a soft powdery gentle tone. The floral notes come out but this is a great one to add to a powdery collection, with a very modern and rich tone to it.
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