Philosophy has launched Field of Flowers Magnolia Blossom, a new flanker to 2010's Field of Flowers:
Inspired by an aromatic field of flowers, philosophy's magnolia blossom spray fragrance captures the delicate, pretty floral scent of magnolia to brighten your day. This pretty fragrance features a bouquet of magnolias accented with sunny citrus and soft greens that takes you to a warm afternoon among a field of magnolia trees. Wear this soft, floral fragrance and feel uplifted and lovely throughout the day.
Philosophy Field of Flowers Magnolia Blossom is available now at Ulta, $35, size and concentration unknown (but probably 60 ml Eau de Toilette).
I tried this on Monday at Ulta. Magnolia Blossom caught my eye because I love the smell of magnolia, and I’m always looking (sniffing?) for a photoreal magnolia. This is not. It is not awful, but a bit synthetic smelling, in a soft, fresh floral way. The bottle design is a good idea–opaque white glass, giving it an old fashioned apothecary look.
The original Field of Flowers is pleasant, and I love the wash and lotion. I’ll stick with those. I have a weird liking for soft floral musk fragrances, and Amazing Grace and Field of Flowers are nice examples of inexpensive scent in that category. I’d put Perfect Veil, Hilde Soliani Il vs. Iris and Byredo Tulipe in the same class. I like them all, and wear them with pleasure, when I can’t wear some scary thing like Onda extrait or MKK.
If anyone has a great magnolia soliflore, I’m still on the hunt. Please let me know what you’ve found. Until then, be well.
Thanks for the review, I was curious about this, even though the idea of a “field of magnolia trees” seems far fetched.
Magnolia is one of those elusive notes that doesn’t really seem to have been translated adequately into a soliflore yet.