Cotton is a modern floral-green scent that reminds me of freshly washed sheets and clothing. This scent allows you to take an imaginary vacation, a momentary respite from the daily demands of work/school/life! It is a blend of comforting aldehydes, bergamot and a soapy, fresh clean scent with notes of cotton flower and musk. I think it’s a nice fragrance. It’s not exactly my favorite, but I like that it smells really clean! I favor it more when it wanes a little. This one’s not a bestseller for nothing! It can be worn by both men and women and can also be used as a linen spray!
Wanderlust is a scent from the aromatic-aquatic fragrance family. It’s the great outdoors and freedom in a bottle! This scent is a mix of mandarin, green tea, ozonic notes, bergamot, neroli, petit grain, blackcurrant, sandalwood and musk that’s perfect for the adventurous! Imagine yourself on a trek up a mountain and breathing in the cool mountain air, or hiking into the woods and pausing for a quick dip in the river, even when you’re treading cement and marble floors in real life! I’m not exactly the outdoorsy type (though I would like to be in the future) but I would whip this out when I feel like taking a break. It’s a scent for men and women.
Universal is an aromatic fougère (French for fern) scent that combines musky and soapy-fresh notes of orange, cardamom, bergamot, nutmeg, pepper, coriander, vetiver and cedarwood. It’s no wonder that this is a bestseller. I can’t help sniffing myself even when it has waned. The lingering scent is just very nice and this is one of those fragrances that can make you more approachable, if you know what I mean. It’s great for both men and women, though I would love to smell this on a guy.
Good is a citrus-fresh/green floral scent scent for the girl next door! The blend of lemon, orange, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, galbanum, and honeysuckle on top of musk, amber, cedar and oak moss make for a wholesome appeal. It’s another fresh and clean scent that is best for women and kids in my opinion, though Ladelu says it’s also a scent for the men. If you’re the type to gravitate towards colognes that you used as a kid, then you’d love this! It’s one of my favorites.
Skin is classified as an aromatic-fresh scent. It’s sensual and classy at the same time, a sumptuous fragrance that’s mysterious indeed because Ladelu has not divulged what essential oils they used to create it! They call it a scent that smells like you, just better! I highly agree that it’s a “your skin but better” scent! It’s not heady and it slowly permeates the olfactory senses and before you know it, someone’s getting a whiff of you and wondering what you’re wearing! I haven’t smelled anything like it. I don’t claim that I have come across many perfumes to say that nothing out there smells like this, I’m just saying that it’s the first of it’s kind that I know of right now. It’s definitely #2 on my favorite Ladelu fragrances! Men and women can both wear this intimate fragrance. Again, I’m so excited to smell this on a man, hopefully my future special someone! 😛
Kind Earth is a citrus-herbal scent, symbolizing the abundance and kindness of the earth with its notes consisting of nature’s bounty of greens: soothing aloe, stimulating green tea, refreshing lemon and hints of clover. When wearing this, I can just picture myself lying in a meadow, with the cool breeze whispering promises of great days ahead. It’s one of my favorites, and I love the hints of green tea and lemon. It can be used by both men and women. I might make a special request order for this one. Of course, I also dream that it would be part of their permanent line in the future.
I failed to get SUBLIME (December limited edition) because it was sold only in the largest bottle and I didn’t have resources at the time (the holiday expenses ugh), but this one had almonds, sea salt, ginseng and orange in it! I’d definitely try to request for a bottle! It’s also a unisex scent.
L’ Anno Buono is Ladelu’s January 2013 scent which is from the white floral fragrance family. Grapes, wine, vineyards, celebration, a toast to life and a good year ahead are what come to mind with this perfume. White grape dominates this fragrance, blended with freesia and orange blossom. It has a good balance of sweetness, tartness and freshness that I really like! I think that this is more of a feminine scent.
Tempest is Ladelu’s February limited edition offering. You can make reservations for this as early as now! It comes from the floral oriental-gourmand fragrance family and is a unique mix of vanilla, patchouli, sandalwood, black truffle and incense. If you don’t desire to be desired, veer away from this scent! But if you’re a brave and sensual soul, then grab a bottle of this! Say goodbye to your sweet and tween vanilla/chocolate scents and hello to this grown-up version that’s less of the sugar and more of the sexy and sultry. As Ladelu dared to say, it’s almost like pheromones in a bottle! Perfect for the romantic month, perfect for both men and women.
that are part of the permanent line and that I haven’t tested out. I copied the description verbatim from Ladelu’s scents list.
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Men’s Scented Aftershave + CologneA light, bracing men’s aftershave designed to close pores and lightly disinfect after shaving. Also great as an everyday scent. Great gifts for men, these aftershaves will help wake up skin and protect it from infection while helping you smell pleasant
P400.00 for 50 ml. glass splash bottle with classic screw top, fabric tape label with old fashioned typewriter font, kraft board label and black ribbon. Add P50.00 to personalize with your name.
Classic Aftershave – A blend of citrus, wood and leather, this timeless men’s aftershave is light yet clearly masculine.
Grapefruit Water – Refreshing, stimulating citrus scent. A great way to “wake up” in the morning.
Lavender Water – Made from premium French lavender, this helps remedy cuts, tiny wounds and to prevent infection. Smells wonderfully calming, too (especially on a Monday morning).
Orange Blossom – Light, airy and citrusy orange blossom make shaving a pleasure every morning.
Bergamot and Rosemary – A herbal, green scent, the rosemary is anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It rejuvenates the skin, fights skin irritations and can even help make your skin smooth and glowing.
Sandalwood – Woody, sweet and manly! The 100% natural sandalwood essential oil in this aftershave has natural skin antiseptic properties thanks to its main component, beta-santalol.
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So here are the rest of my second purchase…
I like the minimalist and elegant packaging! I also appreciate Ladelu’s efforts to refrain from using plastic and bubble wraps. Any business that strives to protect the environment has my respect.
- Ladelu’s Blog
- How to Properly Test a Scent
- Avoiding Perfume Overdose
- Longevity of Scent
- Scent Stories
- Ladelu Naturals Roll-on
- The difference among extrait de parfum, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, naturals roll-on, and eau fraiche
You can view their scents list by clicking THIS.
NEWSFLASH: Ladelu is coming up with Solid Perfume soon!
NOTE: The fragrance names with a “*” on both ends are my favorites and the one with “**” on both ends is my ultimate favorite.