Fragrance: Liz Earle Botanical Essence No.9

Liz Earle Botanical No.9 fragrance review
I'm on a bit of a fragrance 'thing' at the moment. I don't know if it's the change in seasons, or just a general whim, but I literally can't get enough perfume right now!

Although Liz Earle are traditionally known for their skincare range, one of my favourites from the brand has always been their fragrances. It's a reasonably small collection, but every single one smells unique and there are some absolutely cracking botanical-based scents to choose from.

Botanical Essence No.9 is the latest addition, and has been described by them as 'a traditional chypre fragrance with dark forest fruits'. Now, to my less trained nose, this roughly translates to a scent that's fresh, with fruity overtones and just a hint of floral to it.

The fragrance initially starts with top notes of blackcurrant bud, bergamot and red ginger, before revealing heart notes of osmanthus, Damask Rose and Patchouli and base notes of Haitian vetiver and vanilla.

It's a lovely warm scent that I can see working really well for this time of year. The berry notes help to keep it quite light and yet there's a woody, autumnal dry down at the end that feels quite sensual. It's an EDP, so lasts for a good few hours on the skin and at £49 for a 50ml bottle, it's reasonably priced in-line with their skincare products.

My normal go-to scent from Liz Earle has always been the Botanical Essence No.100, but I've been swapping out for this one over the past few weeks and I think I might have found a new favourite! The heavy glass bottle and ombre design also really appeal to me - it's good to see something a little different from Liz Earle while still sticking to their own very simple design.

You can find Botanical Essence No.9 at all Liz Earle stockists and online via their website.

Are you a fan of Liz Earle fragrances? Which one's your favourite?

*contains PR samples

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