Finally, I can say that the Electimuss London buyer’s guides are coming to a close. After 16 fragrances and 4 collections, I’ve officially reached the peak of Electimuss creations.
The final installment of the Electimuss London Buyer’s Guide features the final 4 fragrances from the Eternal collection. Continuing on the tradition, these scents were all very easy to digest and unisex. If you want a recap of the buyer’s guides, click here for part 1 of the Eternal collection, here for Nero and here for Emperor and Lustrous.
Electimuss London: Auster by John Stephen
Top: Star Anise and Lemon
Heart: Sweet Geranium and Clove
Base: Cedar, Musk, Sandalwood, Ambergris, Patchouli
Auster is a terrific, uplifting fragrance that emphasizes a zesty Lemon at the top and a very intricate spice from the Clove. My first impression of the scent is that it reminds me of the sun. Not in a tropical or vacation sort of way, but in a very inspiring and cheerful way.
The fragrance opens up with a very robust Lemon accord that is backed by soft florals and Clove. Soon after, the Musk seeps through the cracks and protrudes in a somewhat damp way. From there, the rest of the woody accords follow closely behind the Musk.
By the time it dries down, you’re left with a spicy Lemon aroma that sits above some dense woods and Musk accords. I would definitely recommend this fragrance for use in the warmer months, as it will add extra pep to your step!
Electimuss London: Rhodanthe by Sofia Bardelli
Top: Bergamot, Lemon, Pear, Cloves
Heart: Saffron, Violet, Raspberry, Black Tea, Bulgarian Rose, Pink Pepper
Base: Oud, Amber, Cedar, Musk, Vanilla, Patchouli
This Sofia Bardelli creation might be one of the most intriguing feminine scents I have ever laid my nose on. At the top, there is a surge of hyper refreshing Pear and Bergamot notes which are extremely pleasant.
Then, the freshness of the fruit begins to taper off, opening the doors to some opaque floral accords. Violet and Rose spring to the forefront, giving me that classic middle eastern Rose note incorporated with a gentle Violet aroma.
Finally, the fragrance concludes with a sweet Vanilla note that contrasts with the bulky Oud and Musk. The Amber accord adds a smidge of sweetness and slight powderiness which transitions the nose from expecting freshness to more of a dense, seductive scent.
All in all, Rhodanthe is an extremely unique scent for women and one that can be worn at any point of the year. The opening is supremely fresh and extremely enjoyable. I wish Electimuss turned Rhodanthe into a candle because my house would be stocked with them!
Electimuss London: Imperium by Sofia Bardelli
Top: Bergamot and Coriander
Heart: Rose, Lily, Saffron, Jasmine, Neroli, Tuberose
Base: Amber, Musk, Madagascan Vanilla, Guaiac Wood, Oud, Patchouli
Imperium continues on the fresh theme that is found in the Eternal collection. Off the bat, an amazing Bergamot accord punctures your nose. It reminds you of cracking open fresh citrus and letting the aroma make its way down your nose and touch your soul.
After the scent dries down, you’re met with a terrific floral bouquet with Lily, Neroli and Tuberose at the forefront. Imperium follows a very mellow and mild trajectory once the heart is introduced.
As the fragrance dries down to its eternal resting place, you begin to pick up the base. The notes work to lift the aromas above, almost working as a projection catapult.
Vanilla, Oud and Guaiac Wood stand out the most amidst the base. Although, the core of the fragrance still lies in the floral heart. The Bergamot accord peaks in and out of the scent, fitting in very well with the raw florals.
Electimuss London: Jupiter by Sofia Bardelli
Top: Saffron, Oud, Incense, Cistus, Davana
Heart: Patchouli, Sandal, Cedarwood, Vetiver
Base: Oud, Ambergris, Tonka, Ambrette Seeds, Musk, Vanilla Berries
What a great way to conclude this buyer’s guide! Jupiter was the king of the gods, simultaneously revered and feared. The powerful fragrance opens with a very spicy blast featuring Saffron and a heavy dose of deep Incense and Oud.
Down the line, the woodiness from the Patchouli and Cedarwood begin to stand out. They sync with the top notes, continuing the viscid aroma. Near the bottom, the authoritative and manly characteristics continue.
There are a ton of very rural notes which lend themselves well with the refined woods. Vetiver, Musk and Ambergris find themselves in that rural category as they offer a very dirty accord. But, the grimy nature of these notes is settled down by the prominent heart notes listed above.
The name of this fragrance is very well suited for the fragrance profile. Jupiter is an extremely potent, masculine scent that exudes confidence and certainty.
That’s it, folks! After testing all of these fragrances, I believe that I would grab a full bottle of Black Caviar if the opportunity presented itself. Although all of the fragrances have been great, Black Caviar has stuck with me throughout the entirety of these reviews.