Kaipu Cherry Blossom
Kaipu is an Israeli line of body products and perfumes, which describes itself as holistic, Fair-Trade-partnered and organic. Thanks to a kind and generous fellow perfume lover, I got to try several of the scents, and Cherry Blossom was an unexpected favorite. It was translated to me that Cherry Blossom combines the notes of spring flowers and sweet and sourish fruit...rather vague copy, but it leaves a lot of room for imagination.
I imagine that the composition which, again, thanks, translators, is "a combination of lightness and richness", is built on a contrast of fresh, airy notes, like, possibly, lily of the valley and maybe jasmine and sweeter, fluffier notes of heliotrope, with an extra, but not too big, dose of cherry. Ordinarily I abhor cherry and heliotrope in perfume, but here the notes are rendered with such translucency, such subtlety...the scent is tenderness itself, a delicate gauze, the softess caress. I could go on. I like its fresh, dewy beginning, the tart, slightly sweet heart, the slightly powdery drydown. A simple, delightful, truly spring-like creation.
Cherry Blossom, $14.00-$29.00, like other Kaipu products, is, unfortunately, only available in Israel.
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