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I came across this Eau de Toilette by complete coincidence, I was going trough someone's items that they wore trying to get rid of at a car boot sale. The big dusty bottle seemed very interesting to me so I bought it for a couple of pounds.
I took a closer look at it when I reached home and I notices that this perfume is made by Yves Rocher, a company I used to like many years ago, just like I did with Avon. On their website they are still selling this fragrance and also a range of products with the same scent so you can literally bathe in it if you like that much. I must admit I am tempted!
Nowadays the bottle has changes, the old bottle I have is made of white porcelain with a big transparent pink peony flower bloom and still smell fresh and wonderful, I am surprised it has not gone off over the years. I do not think the prezent pink long bottle has any charm, it does not do any justice to this fragrance, the scent deserves so much better. Though it has no big value in general I find the vintage bottle really romantic and it has became one of my favourites in my collection.
The new 30ml pink bottle Eau de Toilette costs only £9.90 on the Yves Rocher website.
The name in Pivoine is of French origin and translates into Peony which is a beautiful fragrant flower that this perfume is based on.
Haw does it smell:
In my few encounters to peony flowers I have to say that this perfume smells really close to the real flower. Is more like a really close interpretation of it.
To begin with I would describe this scent of delicate, airy and light. There are notes of almost carnation to it. It has a sweet romantic floral air to it that stands out boldly. There is a certain powdery feel to it.
This fragrance makes me think of summer, is one of those scent that when I wear it in the heat is not overpower with heavy intoxication aromas.
I can't wait for the summer to start again and wear tea dresses accompanied by my favourite Pivoine!
I am also a great fan of Anai Anais by Cacharel, and even though Pivoine does not smell exactly like it is the same sort of scent. So if you like Anais Anais I think you can easily appreciate this one too!