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 is 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. Bold, sensual and glamorous.
Top: Mandarin, Hedione
Middle: Australian Mimosa Absolute, Orange Blossom, Italian Iris
Base: Opoponax, Tonka Bean, Australian Santalum Album, Leather Accord, Patchouli, Haitian Vetiver, Heliotropin
HOW IT WEARS
Velvet Splendour opens bright and bubbly, with juicy mandarin and warm orange blossom. The mimosa then appears, and isn’t overly powdery, rather it is soft, slightly sweet and a little earthy, complemented perfectly by the iris. The base really makes this fragrance, with earthy resinous notes lending the fragrance complexity and uniqueness. As with all Goldfield & Banks scents, this is a Parfum sillage and longevity is fabulous – we get 8+ hours of wear on the skin with this fragrance.
Velvet Splendour is a truly sunny scent – it captures the scent of clear, fresh country air, the scent of spring flowers being carried by a warm breeze. It has a kind of sparkle to it, and a slight powderiness, but is still rich and compelling. This is perfect for any lover of a Chanel N°5 type of fragrance – it has a classic feel about it, but it definitely has a modern twist.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Goldfield & Banks, Australia’s first luxury fragrance house, was founded by Sydney-based Dimitri Weber in 2016. After moving to Australia, French-Belgian Weber fell in love with the country’s lush, aromatic, and botanical beauty, and felt compelled to create a perfume line paying tribute to its extraordinary beauty. Combining the science of Australia’s most authentic native essences with centuries of French expertise in the art of perfume making, Goldfield & Banks’ perfumes are a quest for the ultimate Australian olfactory experience.
The Goldfield & Banks range contains an array of carefully chosen native botanicals, selected to create a new and haunting Australian dream – one of burning deserts, sparkling coastal vistas and deep, beautifully scented forests. The sustainable quality of these ingredients represents an innovative and contemporary approach to perfume oil production and showcases Australia’s leading expertise in botanical research and development. The result is a modern yet timeless collection of genderless luxury perfumes for all genders.
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