Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Hanae by Keiko Mecheri

Hanae by Keiko Mecheri is meant to evoke butterflies in a Japanese garden and after testing it without first reading the notes or publicity description I must say the fragrance actually does evoke this quality. The fragrance opens with the scent of fresh lychees and cream, shockingly the rendition of lychee in this scent is good which cannot be said of most of the new debuts this year that can't seem to leave the lychee note alone and also can't get it right either. This lovely opening lasts for a minute or two before morphing into a lovely airy fluffy melange of jasmine and citrus (official notes for this part being white petals and yuzu). There is a hint of greenness in the mixture and a supporting note of nectar like sweetness. The scent thankfully does not add vanilla (and I love vanilla) which added would have created a scent over the top in sweetness. Although, wild berries are mentioned in the official notes I can honestly say I don't get any berry notes in the scent, ironically lychee is not mentioned in the official notes. The scent is fairly linear with musk providing the perfect support. Overall I do not think this scent is me, but I wouldn't hate to smell this on people. It is airy and delicate with enough oomph to have presence for the wearer.

Official Notes: White Petals, Yuzu, Wild Berries, Crystilline Musk.

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