It's early evening mid-October, and I meander up the bustling streets of the upper East side in Manhattan, making my way home after a long day. I pass by one of my favorite florists, and decide to step inside, desirous of the luxurious sights and scents of colorful bouquets of roses, tulips, and lilies held inside the little shop like so many treasures, now that the weather has turned cool.
As I step inside, I can smell that a large fresh bouquet has just gone out. The pleasantly humid air holds the watery green scent of cut tulip stalks, some of which are still lying scattered about on the white marble counter tops where they put the bouquet together. There are the usual displays of orchids and cyclamen, dark green ivy and even some early paperwhites, but a distinctly floral note lingers in the air. I imagine the bouquet might have held some freesia, a few hyacinths, and perhaps even some lily of the valley. I am reminded of magnolias and peonies; a waft of late springtime in the midst of October. I wish I had stepped in a moment earlier in time to see the flowers.
This is the scent of Saint Parfum's Fresh Cut Bouquet room diffuser. It is a beautiful, subtle and elegant green and floral scent with exceptional throw. With its primary greeting of green notes, it is neither sentimental nor cloying, managing to create an overall impression that truly is floral while also maintaining a intriguingly elusive quality to the floral accord itself.
This diffuser is my first experience with Saint Parfum, and it has been a happy one. Their claim is that their scents smell 'authentic' to their description and thus far, I agree. I received a few sample vials with my order, and just preliminarily I suspect I could also love their Madagascar Amber, Tomato Vine (reminiscent of L'Artisan Parfumeur's Parfum des Feuilles), and Pour Homme (a brief sniff had me imagining dark burnished leather library chairs, mahogany desks and 19th century maps of the world on the walls).
With the holiday season around the corner, it is also worth noting that Saint Parfum carries over 100 different blends of diffusers, as well as candles and soaps. Many of their scents sound just wonderful. Most intriguingly, they will also create a custom blend for you, or as a gift, for an additional one-time fee of $175. Each product (custom or regular) is hand perfumed and individually poured. While their products are on the high-end of home fragrances, I find the custom blend fee to be quite reasonable, and it would make for a superbly luxurious and thoughtful gift for someone (or yourself!)
If anyone has tried any of their other products or scents, please do comment!