Monday, 18 July 2016


I've never been great at switching up my fragrances, and I always come back to the same few. Burberry Britt, Estee's Bronze Goddess or Clean. But this summer I've been testing out some new smells, and this is one of my favourites.

I'm not sure why I'm not more experimental with perfumes - maybe because we get attached to certain smells, and I like feeling comforted by the ones I know. The problem is, most of my favourites are also everyone else's, and it's quite nice to have a smell that's unique to you.

So in an effort to broaden my fragrance library, I've been spritzing on some newbies, and this Monotheme Verbena EDT is definitely distinctive.

 The brand is Italian, more specifically from Venice, and the nose behind it is this seriously talented perfumier, Lorenzo Vidal. And when you spray it, you really can imagine being somewhere in rural Italy - in a field of lemon trees under the sun.

God, it's hard to describe smells without sounding flouncy, isn't it? But what I can say about this, is it smells fresh, and comforting, and warm. It reminds me of holidays, and maybe if you took it away with you this summer, you'll remember the smell.

The actual notes in the perfume are white flowers, amber, musk - and of course, verbena - which is a leafy green plant with purple flowers. Don't be put off by the musk though, because I'm not usually a massive fan of it, but this doesn't smell old lady-like - just nice. And I really love the packaging - the green just makes me feel happier when I look at it on my shelf.

If you want to go down and test a spray of it, it's in M&S' beauty halls nationwide, and online here. If you like it as much as I do then you can pick up the whole bottle for £18. Now, I think that really is a bargain.

What's your favourite summer scent? x



  1. Dear Zoe , first let me congratulate you for an excellent review. However, since I have not smelled or tried this on me , please tell me this a long lasting perfume ..projection and sillage??
    Thank you

    1. It's a light perfume, so I stopped smelling it a few hours into my day. That doesn't mean it faded, maybe just to my nose. I'm sure if you like lighter perfumes, you'd get on well with this

  2. Thanks for sharing this review. I have been using "Armani Acqua Di Gio" for last two summers, also I used Davidoff cool water last year. These two are my favorite fragrances for summer. Can you please give a review any one of these perfume?


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