As some of you might recall, I am slowly working my way through the Samples Collection of Eau De Toilettes from the brand Zents. They very kindly gifted it to me for the purpose of review. In general I adore Sample sets. Perfumes and Eau de Toilettes can be so subjective. What sounds good on paper or even smells fantastic when someone else is wearing it, can, when applied to your own wrist, smell nothing like you thought it would. Sometimes the adjustment is a good one, sometimes, not so much.
And if like me, you tend to build a sort of personal scent library so that you can have different scents for different days, seasons or occasions, then the cost of perfumes can add up quickly. Plus I really hate wasting product. So I am a big sample fanatic. So sample collections in general are my super fantastic happy place. That way I can know exactly what the scent is like before I commit to a full bottle. And each of the samples has enough product in it for about two week’s worth of use.
My typical test generally lasts one week with each scent. I find that using a scent for a week will let me know if I can live with it long term. some scents I love on day one but find tiresome by day six. Others I don’t feel that enthusiastic about at first but by the end of the week I am sad to set them aside.
But I did say that there was about two weeks’ worth of scent in each tube. Does that mean i am wasting the second week? Oh no my darlings. You see Zents designed their Eau de toilettes so that they could be layered and mixed by the user. Once I have gone through the entire bag and given each scent it’s individual moment in the sun, I will be going back and paly around with layering them.
And that time is drawing closer, but it has not yet arrived.
Thee are ten sample scents in the Sample collection and this, Petal, is number seven in my personal trial. So what is Petal? well according to the website Petal is…
Soft & Romantic
lily of the valley, rose absolute, lemon, tonka bean
Sparked by the fusion of healing and art, ZENTS PETAL Eau de Toilette becomes a potent potion as it reacts with your body’s natural chemistry. You are the artist, crafting a unique essence that invokes what is in your heart, inviting love, beauty, and joy, and drawing all of life’s most cherished gifts into the present moment. Apply PETAL Eau de Toilette on pulse points and heart area. Your radiance and warmth will bring the scent to life and make it uniquely yours.
ZENTS PETAL Eau de Toilette is pure perfection on its own. It is also fully compatible with other scents and products in the collection.
Create your signature blend by spraying each scent in the same spot on your wrist. Then, rub wrists together to blend.Zents
I am a big fan of the flower Lily of the Valley, I actually have it growing in my yard at the moment. I planted the bulbs this spring and they are doing really well. The lily of the Valley, in flower form is a light clean floral and that is what this scent Petal is as well. it is a lightly floral scent. The rose absolute deepens the floral scent but the lemon helps brighten it while the tonka bean deepens it so that it has a kind of earth note at the back.
I’ll admit, that when I first spritzed it on my wrist, I wasn’t all that enthused. It was a bit too floral for me. However as the week went by, I started liking it more and more. For those of you who think the name Petal sounds familiar, Zents had a gift set of Petal Bath Truffles in their Mother’s Day Gift selections and i ended up picking it up for my mother. She likes it quite a bit actually and I can see how this would be a fantastic scent to luxuriate in before slipping into something special to wear for a night out. It is a scent that is designed to soften your mood. It goes well with romance, but it also is just a calming, relaxing scent.
Like all of Zent’s Eau de Toilettes the scent is a personal one. While it sprays on strong, after a moment it fades back to something that sticks close to your skin. While it does fade a little throughout the day, it is still with you after an eight hour work day. I have a hard time classifying this perfume. Part of me thinks that it is very much a day time scent, because it is light and fresh, however it is also a really good scent to unwind with. I found it really calming to wear. If your daily work like requires that you hit it at top speed, this may not be a day scent for you because it does tend to halve that calming effect which might slow you down. On the other hand if you need to de stress a little at work, this might be right up your alley.
For me, I don’t think it would be an every day scent, but it is one I think I would reach for when I need a moment of calm in my life. When I know that a day is likely to be stressful, this might be something I reach for. I can tell you that while this might not become an everyday scent for me, I am definitely ordering some of the bath truffles. I can very easily see this being the scent I want surrounding me at the end of a stressful day as I try to relax in a bathtub. I love knowing that Zent’s Eau de Toilette scents carry through to their bathing and body products. While the scents aren’t identical in each, they are complementary so that you can pair them to create a cohesive scent or mix and match to suit your moods. For me the Mandarin will always be an energizing kind of scent, but Petal is tailor made for leaving the stress behind. At least for me anyway.
But for now my week with Petal is over and I will set the half full scent to the side with the other previously tested samples. I can’t wait to see what changes come about when this is mixed with some of the other scents. Three more Eau de Toilettes to try out, and then I get to blend like an olfactory mad scientist.
Insert evil laugh here, if you would. Thank you.
For now though I am reaching back into the bag and extracting one of the remaining scents for the upcoming week’s trial. I’ll see you back here next Wednesday to let you know what I thought of it.