Thursday, 25 October 2012

Review: Liz Earle Botanical Essence No. 15

This sleek white box contains the second of Liz Earle's forays into fragrance.  Botanical Essence No. 1 was a light, fresh, citrus scent: great for summer, bursting with fruit and sunlight.  Nice, but not really my kind of thing.  No. 15, however, is right up my street.  It's a deep, rich, almost gourmand oriental fragrance, and I kind of want to eat it.

It arrives encased in a sturdy cardboard box which folds out to reveal both the perfume bottle within and a detailed breakdown of the ingredients used in its making.

The bottle itself is a very minimalist affair - a simple cream bottle with a glass top, it bears Liz Earle's name and logo, the name of the fragrance, and that's it.  

As for the scent itself, it's absolutely perfect for winter.  Warm, rich ingredients like tonka bean and vanilla are tempered with woody, earthy vetiver and cedarwood.  Add spice, such as clove and pink pepper, and you get a fragrance that evokes evenings by the fire with a mug of mulled wine, the scent of some kind of delicious cake floating in the air.  It's a little bit foodie, a lot comforting, and it's exactly the sort of scent I turn to come autumn.  There's something about it (probably that tonka bean and vanilla combo) which draws a parallel with my absolute favourite (and much more expensive), Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille.  I'll definitely be repurchasing.

Find it at the Liz Earle website, where a 50ml spray bottle will cost you £45.

Disclosure: PR sample


  1. It sounds gorgeous. My absolute favourite scent ingredient is vetiver and I'm crazy about vanilla too. Hopefully Santa's listening! :) xx

  2. I am fond of perfumes and I think I want to try this out. I want to try samples of it first before buying the whole product. I am curious of its scent.

    1. Liz Earle stockists should have it if you want to go have a spritz before committing!

  3. I want to try this and contacted them but fobbed me off saying place an order but I don't need anymore products from them am housebound so cannot try this unfortunately will miss out


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