In the Search for the Perfect Mimosa, Take 6

Even if you were new to my blog (which not too many of my current readers are), just from the post’s title you could guess that I like mimosa in perfumes. Correction: I like mimosa. Period.


My perfumista friends clearly made that connection, and in the last couple of years I’ve been getting different mimosa-related gifts from them.

Previously, I wrote about the shower gel Cotton Flower & Mimosa (Yves Rocher) that my perfume twin Lucas (Chemist in the Bottle) sent to me when it wasn’t yet available in the U.S. and Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea Mimosa perfume that hajusuury, my other perfume sibling, gifted to me.

Last year in London, Tara (A Bottled Rose) gave me a beautiful Mimosa soap by Molinard that she brought back from her trip to France. It smells so wonderful that I did something I haven’t done before but remembered from decades back – a custom from my childhood to keep fragrant soaps in a drawer to scent lingerie. But I plan to start using it soon, before it loses its aroma.

Molinard Mimosa Soap

Then last Christmas I got another unexpected gift from Lucas: Mimosa perfume by Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia. Before then I had never heard about that brand, though Fragrantica has 72 (!) perfumes listed for it. Even without it being a gift from a friend, Mimosa is quite nice. Simple, uncomplicated but nice and surprisingly wearable.

Rusty and Monotheme Mimosa

But this is not all the “damage” Lucas has done recently: first he shared with me a sample of Amouage Love Mimosa, and later he found a bottle at a great price, and he, hajusuri and I split it. If you haven’t tried Love Mimosa yet, read Lucas’s great review.

Amouage Shop in London

The picture above is from my last year’s trip to London. [Un]fortunately, that day the store was closed – or I could have left it with a full-price bottle of Love Mimosa. I didn’t get that cute yellow bottle, but I got more than enough perfume to wear for the next many upcoming mimosa seasons, especially considering all other great mimosa perfumes that I accumulated over the years and previous five takes on this single note exploration. I like, own and wear Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom, Givenchy Amarige Mimosa, Sonoma Scent Studio Bee’s Bliss, Frederic Malle Une Fleur de Cassie, Atelier Cologne Mimosa Indigo and Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Mimosa. And I’m extremely close to needing a replacement for the decant of Prada Infusion de Mimosa.

Images: my own


20 thoughts on “In the Search for the Perfect Mimosa, Take 6

  1. Hi perfume twin :)
    Happy to see my partial contribution to your mimoza craze.
    I actually can’t remember if Monotheme Mimosa was a gift for Christmas or for your birthday. But no need to worry about that.
    You had some Prada Infusion de Mimosa from me as well, didn’t you?

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  2. I’m really happy you liked the soap!
    As you know and love mimosa so well I did wonder if it was too much of a risk and maybe some other scent would have been safer. Molinard should know what they’re doing though :)
    Oh and I love scented soaps being kept in lingerie drawers.

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    • I don’t know how it will be as a soap, but the scent is just perfect! Thank you :)

      Before I asked about soaps recently in one of the Saturday Question posts, I didn’t realize that scenting lingerie with soaps was a universal thing.

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  3. I enjoy Mimosa although not obsessed :) I own the JM Mimosa and Cardamom and SSS Bee’s Bliss which I wore yesterday, inspired by your Zoologist Bee review. I have also used the Yves Rocher shower gel (I have Reis many of the scents and rotate.).


    • Sorry, but I have to mention: it wasn’t my review, it was Narth. I should probably put back the introductory paragraph into her posts :)

      I plan to buy the next bottle of YR shower gel: it was surprisingly good.

      Judging by the fact that I’m already thinking about a couple more mimosa perfumes I want to try or even to buy… I am … emm… a little over enthusiastic about mimosa ;)


  4. YAY! You got some Mimosa Love! So happy for you Undina. Will you be doing a review?
    I still haven’t sent your scent mail. Having nothing to do made me unbearably lazy. You’re not the only one awaiting. Sorry. Hopefully I’ll pull my finger out next week.
    Portia xx

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    • Nah, this is all the story that I got for Love Mimosa – so feel free to write about it, if you haven’t yet… though, I thought I read somewhere your review for it.

      As to the mail… (sigh) It won’t be easy, but I think I might somehow scrape by … for the next decade or two ;)


  5. I don’t have any of the listed scents, but now I think I should open the bottle of Commodity Mimosa that I snagged on a TJ Maxx clearance shelf for a ridiculously low price. I do have Broucard’s “Mechta”, a light mimosa fragrance I reviewed last year, and I liked it.


  6. I recall having allergic reactions to mimosa trees/bushes and blooms as a child so it was never a scent that I sought out, but now that I have tried some mimosa scents, I do like them. My favorites are Jo Malone Mimosa and Cardamom and Prada L’Infusion de Mimosa. I love all the Prada infusions, especially the iris, mimosa and mandarine.

    The posts here reminded me to check out TJ Maxx’s perfume offerings!


  7. Ah, what lovely gifts! I am indebted to you for introducing me to the Mimosa & Cardamom and will forever be kicking myself for not buying L’Artisan Mimosa pour Moi as my first niche purchase, and springing for the musky madness of L’Ete en Douce instead.


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