FlowerParty by Night is the latest iteration of FlowerParty by Yves Rocher. It launches this month. A preview allows us to tell you that if you are looking for a licorice twist on a feminine musk oil, you might want to give it a try...
The perfume opens on dewy, crisp and slightly neon-y fruity-floral notes set on a cushy, comfortable vanilla background. The black licorice accord ensues; it is dark, without being Goth nor dramatic.
The composition is light overall despite being offered in eau de parfum concentration. It may recall to some, interestingly, a lighter and simpler version of Yohji Homme (1999) more than Lolita Lempicka, the reference licorice perfume for women available in the mainstream market.
In the end, FlowerParty by Night is all about being an easy, well-crafted skin scent. It is really, conceptually speaking, a musk-oil type of scent masquerading as an eau de toilette, a musky floral composition with a licorice note added to the mix that can be worn as easily as an Egyptian musk oil.
More abstractly, you then can make a link back to the beginning of the perfume, to the role of those fruity-floral notes. Indeed, it is a bit as if this were a deconstructed Narciso Rodriguez for Her. There, the Egyptian musk oil is buried as a simple reference within a more complex structure. Here, lip-service is paid to the more complex elements to go back to the essential sensation which is sought out: a musk-oil-on-skin sensation.
The result is very pleasant and sexy, in a coy way. You end up with one of those mixes that sometimes come out of roll-ons: a very feminine, indefinite scent with nuances of fruits, florals, spices, vanilla, and musk. It is however more fleeting than when it comes in an oil carrier, although its body lotion could help. But overall, if you appreciate barely-there scents which nevertheless offer a well thought-out sensual yet discreet presence, this is one to consider wearing.
Notes: bitter almond, licorice, vanilla.