* Eau Illuminee kicks off with a refreshing and bright lavender, with a bit of light citrus floating in.
* It starts to get sweeter and powdery with the lavender still in the forefront. I also get some nose-tickling herbs that prick the sniffer.
* The herbs stay in the mix as a light tonka comes in with vanilla and some rooty, earthy notes.
* The base is sweet resins with the earthy notes grounding them.
* Longevity is about average, for an EDT at 3 hours.
Summary: Clean is often used as a bad word amongst fragrance lovers because it refers to a generic, clean scent that is weak and mundane. Eau Illuminee is clean how I imagine it being – fresh, with a bright energetic feeling to it. This would make a great office fragrance for guys or girls, provided you carry a spritzer to refresh yourself after lunch. What better way to pick you up for the second half of the work day?
Disclaimer: Sample provided by publicist for review. Image courtesy of Parfums del Rae website.